Sports Trivia Questions - NASCAR Trivia
Think you know NASCAR trivia? I’ve put together some sports trivia questions from the world of NASCAR that I think any racing fan would be interested in.
NASCAR stands for National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing although as any fan will tell you, there's nothing "stock" about it, at least not any more. The cars were very much stock cars when the sport began back in 1947. That's when Bill France, Sr. organized a meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach and the idea for NASCAR was born.
The sport has changed dramatically over the years. While still dangerous, it is much safer today. From that perspective, you won't see anything like what was commonplace in the "old days". One huge difference from today is that neither drivers nor pit crew members wore fire suits. For the most part, they all wore short sleeve shirts!
NASCAR is constantly making the sport safer. Innovations like the fuel cell cut down on fires that were more common in crashes. More recently, improvements like the the "HANS" device (a head and neck restraint system) and safer barriers have cut fatalities down considerably. Also, the severity of other injuries has been lessened. That said, it still takes great courage to drive a car at 200 MPH, inches from 30-40 other cars while holding your foot to the floor, knowing if you lift, you will probably cause a wreck.
But, let's get back to the trivia. You may find some of these NASCAR trivia questions a little easier than some of the others, but I think you will find all of them to be very challenging.
Test yourself and see how you do.
10 correct – You win the championship.
7-9 correct – You win the Daytona 500.
4-6 correct – You lead your first lap.
1-3 correct – You’re black flagged for having a car too ugly to have on the track.
0 correct – Your car won’t start.
NASCAR Sports Trivia Questions
1. Jeff Gordon's first race in Sprint Cup was this superstar driver's last, as he retired immediately after the race. Name him.
2. All NASCAR fans know Richard Petty is the all time leader in NASCAR “Sprint Cup” victories with 200, but who is second on the list?
3. Who has the most ”Sprint Cup” wins in the modern era?
4. Which driver has been runner-up for the championship more than any other?
5. Which NASCAR driver from any era has the highest winning percentage? (minimum of 100 starts)
6. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the Daytona 500?
7. Which driver won the first Daytona 500?
8. Which race was Richard Petty’s first super-speedway win?
9. Who is the only driver to win the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and a Formula One championship?
10. Who is the only driver to win the Daytona 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans?
Scroll down for the NASCAR Sports Trivia Answers.
1. Richard Petty. The race was in Atlanta in 1992.
2. David Pearson is second with 105 wins.
3. Jeff Gordon leads all modern era drivers with 93 victories.
4. Richard Petty is tied with Dale Earnhardt with seven sprint cup championships, but Petty holds the record for runner-up finishes with six.
5. Herb Thomas won 48 of his 228 starts for a winning percentage of 21.05%.
6. The winner of the Daytona 500 is presented with the Harley J. Earl trophy which weighs 54.25 pounds.
7. Lee Petty won the 1959 Daytona 500 in a photo finish that was reviewed for three days. Johnny Beauchamp was originally declared the winner, but after the reviews, the call was reversed and Petty was awarded the win.
8. The 1964 Daytona 500.
9. Mario Andretti. Mario won the Daytona 500 in 1967, the Indianapolis 500 in 1969 and a Formula One championship in 1978.
10. A.J. Foyt. Foyt won the 1972 Daytona 500 in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1983 and 1985, the Indianapolis 500 in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967.