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Daytona 500

Test your NASCAR knowledge of the Daytona 500
Get up to bat in this FANatical NASCAR Trivia quiz. 
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) The Daytona 500 is a 200-lap, 500 mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
What year was the first race?
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  1. 1958

  2. 1959

  3. 1960

2) Who won the first Daytona 500?

  1. "Fireball" Roberts

  2. Dale Earnhardt

  3. Lee Petty

3) What is the name of the trophy awarded to the Daytona 500 winner?

  1. Harley J. Earl Trophy

  2. James Earl Turner Trophy

  3. Bruce Allen Trophy

4) Driving a potent Plymouth with the new Hemi engine, he led 184 of the 200 laps to win the 1964 Daytona 500 going away.  Plymouths ran 1-2-3 at the finish.  The triumph was his first on a super-speedway.
Who was the driver?

  1. Richard Petty

  2. Pete Hamilton

  3. Tiny Lund

5) For one driver, The Daytona 500 prior to the 1978 race was not kind to him, in fact he came to the race with a 67-race winless streak but with 11 laps remaining, he pushed his Bud Moore Ford around Buddy Baker to take the lead and never look back as he captured his first Daytona 500 win.
Who was this driver?

  1. A.J. Foyt

  2. Bobby Allison

  3. "Red" Grange

6) Who was the first driver to win back to back races in 1983 and 1984?

  1. Richard Petty

  2. Dale Earnhardt

  3. Cale Yarborough

7) The 1988 Daytona 500 was the first race requiring the use of new restrictor plates, mandated because it was felt the speeds were getting too high at the super-speedways, as demonstrated at Bobby Allison's crash at Talladega in 1987. Before the race, there was much uncertainty about how well these would work.

  • True or False?

8) The 1989 event was won by Darrell Waltrip, his first Daytona 500 victory after 17 attempts.
What was his car, the Tide Ride he drove to victory, number?

  1. 07

  2. 17

  3. 27

9) In 1998, finally after 20 years, who finally won their first Daytona 500?

  1. Dale Earnhardt

  2. Kyle Petty

  3. Jeff Gordon

10) Who won the 2007 race driving Car #29

  1. Mark Martin

  2. Kevin Harvick

  3. Matt Kenseth


Daytona 500
[Answers]

1) B.  2) C.  3) A.  4) A.  5) B.  6) C.  7) True  8) B.  9) A.  10) B.

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