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1) A Florida beach became a mecca for
racing enthusiasts and fifteen records were set on this beach between
1905 and 1935? However, in 1936, the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah became
the premier place to host land speed record attempts, so the the beach
course began hosting car racing events.
What is the Florida beach?
2) Stock car racing had it origins
during Prohibition. Many of the drivers would modify their cars for
speed and handling, as well as increased cargo capacity, and some of
them came to love the fast-paced driving down twisty mountain roads.
What was the purpose of modified cars?
Carry illegal alcohol
Police car modification
U.S. Army patrols
3) A mechanic moved to Daytona Beach,
Florida, from Washington, DC, in 1935 to escape the Great Depression. He
was familiar with the history of the area from the land speed record
attempts. He even entered the 1936 Daytona event, finishing fifth. He
took over running the course in 1938. He promoted a few races before
World War II.
Who is this stock car pioneer.
William France, Sr.
4) When was NASCAR founded?
February 6, 1947
February 14, 1948
February 21, 1948
5) The original plans for NASCAR
included three distinct divisions: Modified, Roadster, and Strictly
Stock. Southerns were not interested in roadsters. The first year, strictly
stock was put on hold because Detroit could not produce family
sedans to meet the post-World War II demand. However, they began running
in 1949. In 1950, what did NASCAR change the Strictly stock cars name
6) What is the oldest track on today's
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup circuit?
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
7) Who has NOT won 7 NEXTEL
Cups (1950-1971 known as Grand National; 1972-2003 known as
Cup; 2004-2007 known as
Nextel Cup; 2008- known as
Dale Earnhardt, Sr.
8) According to NASCAR, about
US gallons of fuel are consumed during a typical NEXTEL Cup weekend.
3,000 US gallons
6,000 US gallons
9,000 US gallons
Canadian Tire Series
10) The Rookie of the Year award for
NASCAR's premier series was first presented to a driver in 1954 by
Houston Lawing, NASCAR'S Public Relations director. While it wasn't an
official award, it would help set the standard for the top rookie prize.
Who was the driver?