Nascar Trivia

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by muggle not, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    TEXAS RACE LADY,

    If it's OK with muggle not, is there any chance that these updated rules could be incorporated into the first post of this thread where it would be easier for players to make reference to them ?
     
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  2. mreed

    mreed Guest

    What happens when the 3 day limit has passed and the question hasn't been answered correctly or confirmed correct, or has been conformed correct and a new question question has not been asked?

    The time limit is 3 days. Then what?
     
  3. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    mreed, you're up.

    Have you got a good Sprint Cup related question that you can share with us ?
     
  4. mreed

    mreed Guest

    In the modern era, who are the only two drivers to have won a Cup series championship in less than 100 starts?
     
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  5. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Sorry...... Misread..... Carry on.....
     
  6. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Earnhardt and Gordon?
     
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  7. mreed

    mreed Guest


    FLRacingFan, Confirmed correct.

    In the modern era, Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon are the only two drivers to have won a Cup series championship in less than 100 starts.

    Dale Earnhardt: 71 starts
    Jeff Gordon: 93 starts.

    Those numbers also include all their Cup series starts before their first full seasons as a rookie.



    FLRacingFan has the floor.
     
  8. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Who was the first Cup Series driver to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
     
  9. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Seriously? :XXROFL:
     
  10. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    One would have thought someone with an avatar like mine would have known. But I had to look it up so I’ll disqualify myself.
     
  11. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    Cale Yarborough
     
  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Close, he was the second.
     
  13. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Was it Curtis Turner?
     
  14. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    A.J. Foyt

    edit: Dan Gurney
     
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  15. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Correct.

    [​IMG]

    Your turn.
     
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  16. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    No sheet? That was a wild guess. I thought PJ had it. I'll think about it and post one in a while.
     
  17. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    I have no problem with Johali asking the next question but Gurney was on the cover of SI in May of 1963, almost five years before the Turner cover in February of 1968.

    dan gurney.jpg

    btw, Gurney won the Riverside 500 (road course race) in January of 1963.
     
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I understand where you're coming from but everywhere I looked beforehand (such as the Motorsports Hall of Fame's web site, openings to various Turner biographies, Appalachian State University's online library, and a few other articles) indicates Turner was the first NASCAR driver to appear on the cover. I'm guessing that has to do with Gurney only running 16 Cup races, with never more than 4 in a season, and only running F1 full-time.
     
  19. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    It's up to you FL. but I'm fine with him being right, besides I don't have a question.
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I suppose technically @pjmolo is correct and Johali is OK with it so I'll hand it off to him. Better to keep things rolling.
     
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  21. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Thanks fellers.

    I wasn't trying to upset the apple cart with a technicality (OK, maybe I was), but just trying to adhere to muggle not's idea that "the object of the Trivia is to have fun and learn some interesting facts......"

    anyways . . . .

    Name the winner of the only Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway that went 350 miles or more.
     
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  22. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D
     
  23. MAGICMILER

    MAGICMILER #18 Champion

  24. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    nope
     
  25. MAGICMILER

    MAGICMILER #18 Champion

    Yes
     
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  26. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Good suggestion. I made it happen. :)
     
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  27. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Thanks.
     
  28. The Long Shot

    The Long Shot Crew Chief

    Ryan Newman, 2010 Subway Fresh Fit 600.
     
  29. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    CORRECT

    According to my source, there's an interesting reason why that race was 600 kilometers (378 miles) instead of 500 kilometers (302 miles) as is usual at Phoenix.

    "...with the new 2010 NASCAR start time rule change . . . track officials were concerned that the new start time (45 minutes earlier than in the past) would put the majority of the race in the day instead of the planned night.

    As a result, the race was stretched to 600 kilometers so that the extra 100 kilometers would take place during the day, and most of the race would still take place at night as planned.

    . . . in 2011, the race (date) was moved, . . . returned to 500 kilometers, and ran on Sunday in the daytime for the first time."
     
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  30. The Long Shot

    The Long Shot Crew Chief

    Who has the most DNQ's in Cup Series history?
     
  31. muggle not

    muggle not Team Owner

    Longshot - seems like you may need to give a few hints since there has been no response.
     
  32. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Loy Allen Jr?
     
  33. The Long Shot

    The Long Shot Crew Chief

    Nope. Allen is tied for 36th all-time with 28 DNQ's.

    Hint: think longevity. Someone who raced in Cup for a LONG time.
     
  34. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster


    Gotta be dave Marcis
     
  35. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Kevin Lepage
     
  36. The Long Shot

    The Long Shot Crew Chief

    CORRECT!! Here is the top 10 list:

    1. Dave Marcis: 100
    2. J.D. McDuffie: 92
    3. Derrike Cope: 87
    4. Morgan Shepherd: 86
    5. Carl Long: 76
    6. Kevin Lepage: 64
    7. Delma Cowart: 56
    7. Mike Wallace: 56
    9. Kenny Wallace: 53
    10. Hermie Sadler: 52
     
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  37. mreed

    mreed Guest

    Well done DF.
     
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  38. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Thanks. Who won the First Daytona 500? (Its not as easy as it first appears...no googling! :)
     
  39. The Long Shot

    The Long Shot Crew Chief

    Not as easy as it first appears? Hmm. I'll go the easy route at first and say Lee Petty?
     
  40. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    LS-half right. Who won it originally?
     

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