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101 NASCAR Trivia Questions To Stump Even The Biggest Racing Fan

NASCAR, National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, was founded in February 1948. The primary supporter of the early days of NASCAR was William “Bill” France. At the time, he was working as an automobile mechanic. He gathered the enthusiasm that still takes to the race track today. NASCAR held its first race in 1949 at the Charlotte Speedway, North Carolina.

Since these humble beginnings, NASCAR has gained a global fan base. Most fans are concentrated in the southeast United States. While the sport is no longer at its peak popularity, it still draws large crowds. 

A primary component of NASCAR culture is the endorsements received by drivers. Brand name loyalty bleeds into the fan base based on who sponsors their favorite driver. NASCAR is set apart in the world of sports by the fan’s undeniable loyalty and enthusiasm for racing. Do you think you know everything about NASCAR? Test your knowledge with these NASCAR trivia questions and answers!

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Which car manufacturer joined the NASCAR competition in 2006?

Vauxhall

Toyota

Ford

Opel

How many times did NASCAR driver Richard Petty win the Daytona 500?

11

7

1

0

Who was the first Winston Cup driver to win a race on radial tires?

Sam Ard

Dick Trickle

Tim Flock

Dale Earnhardt

Who was accredited with inventing the NASCAR window net that helps drivers arms stay in the car during a crash?

Dave Jones

Richard Petty

Matthew Pagdram

Mario Andretti

How many times did Richard Petty win the Daytona 500 race?

1

2

0

7

Who was the NASCAR Nationwide series drivers champion in 1988?

David Greene

Tommy Ellis

Sam Ard

Chuck Brown

What does the term ‘wind tunnel’ refer to in NASCAR?

Gauging Aerodynamic Efficiency

Holding Tank For Gasoline

Shifting A Car’s Weight

Checking Body Shape And Size

In NASCAR, which best defines the term ‘fuel cell’?

Rear Suspension Piece Holding Axle

Iron Casting Around The Crankshaft

When A Car Doesn’t Oversteer

Holding Tank For Gasoline

Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt died in an accident on the last lap of the Daytona 500 In what year?

2001

1989

2011

1977

In what year did Mario Andretti first win a NASCAR race?

1997

1987

1967

1977

Which athlete is known for their accomplishments in NASCAR?

Willie Stargell

Don Shula

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Boris Becker

Which athlete was known for their accomplishments in NASCAR?

Fred McGriff

Elston Howard

A.J. Foyt

Phil Mickelson

Lee Petty was the first driver to crash in a Winston cup race, on what lap did he crash?

107

100

103

1

Which NASCAR driver had the nickname ‘Handsome’?

Terry Labonte

Richard Petty

Harry Gant

Jeff Gordon

who was the first driver to crash in a Winston cup race in 1949?

Scott Marples

Dick Trickle

Lee Petty

Dave Chambers

Who was the NASCAR Sprint season drivers champion in 1977 and 78?

Ned Jarrett

Richard Petty

Cale Yarborough

Bobby Allison

In what year was a NASCAR race first run on a paved track?

1955

1965

1950

1960

Which NASCAR driver won the Nationwide series in 2013?

Paul Dillon

James Helton

Austin Martin

Austin Dillon

A NASCAR car is supposed to resemble which form of standard American car?

4×4

Convertible

Sedan

Estate

In which Daytona hotel was NASCAR formed?

Seacomber

Baybreeze

Streamline

Wind Drift

In NASCAR racing what does the white flag mean?

Stop the race

Crash ahead

Last lap

Slow down

In 1976 which women became the first women to compete in a NASCAR Winston cup race?

Janet Guthrie

Janice Jones

Jane Gould

Jesse Gold

What color car did ‘Nash Bridges’ drive?

Black

Yellow

Red

Blue

In NASCAR, which best defines the term ‘firewall’?

Solid Metal Plate Next To Engine

Difference In Tire Circumference

Back End Overtaking Front End

Windshield To The Rear Bumper

Which NASCAR driver was 1990 Winston Cup ‘Rookie of the Year’?

Rob Moroso

Alan Kulwicki

Bobby Hamilton

Richard Petty

Which NASCAR driver was the first to qualify at over 100mph for a race?

Tim Flock

John Flack

Tim Flack

Jon Blake

What does the checkered flag signal in NASCAR racing?

Accident Ahead

Start Your Engines

The Beginning Of The Race

The Race Is Over

The NASCAR inspired film Days of Thunder stared which Male actor?

Brad Pitt

Tom Cruise

Michael Caine

Jon Voigt

Who was the first NASCAR driver to win from a pole position in 1950?

Mario Andretti

Benjamin Darbelet

Sam Ard

Curtis Turner

In NASCAR, which best defines the term ‘happy hour’?

Ride To The Winner’s Circle

Breakfast On Race Day

Driving With New Tires

Last Official Practice

What comic book character was painted on Jeff Gordon’s car during the 1999 NASCAR season?

Superman

Dilbert

The Incredible Hulk

Wolverine

Who is the owner of NASCAR team Phil Parsons Racing?

Mike Curb

Phil Parsons

Phil Jones

Eddie Jones

How many points did Brad Keselowski amass when winning the 2012 Sprint Cup Series?

1400

2400

2000

1800

Who was the first NASCAR driver to win multiple nationwide series championships?

Chad Butler

Juan Carlos

Sam Ard

Dick Trickle

What does the yellow flag mean in NASCAR?

Start The Race

The Race Is Over

Accident, Debris Or Weather Issues

Stop The Race

What is the first name of NASCAR’s Wallace?

Lennox

Rusty

Lance

Jerry

In what year was the NASCAR organization founded?

1951

1935

1955

1948

What car was Bobby Labonte driving when he won the NASCAR sprint season championship in 2000?

Ford

Toyota

Pontiac

Chevrolet

Which driver won the first NASCAR Truck series championship in 1995?

Mike Skinner

Geoff Biffle

Todd Bodine

Nelson Pique Jr.

In what year did a women first compete in a Winston cup race?

1902

1976

1948

2013

Where is the NASCAR headquarters located?

Daytona Beach

Florida Quays

Dallas

New York City

What year was NASCAR formed?

1947

1970

1960

1936

What is the first name of NASCAR’s Petty?

Pat

Fred

Kevin

Richard

How many points are awarded to a driver finishing in 20th position in a NASCAR race?

2

0

24

20

Which of these is a NASCAR driver?

Brad Pitt

Brad Paisley

Brad Garrett

Brad Keselowski

In what year was the Daytona 500 first run?

1959

1982

1971

1965

What is the longest racetrack on the NASCAR Busch North Series schedule?

Watkins Glen

Beech Ridge Motor Speedway

Lime Rock Park

Waterford Speedbowl

How many NASCAR championships did Dale Earnhardt win?

4

6

5

7

Who is the manufacturer of the vehicle that NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon used in 2004?

Pontiac

Dodge

Chevrolet

Ford

In 2001, who won NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors?

Ryan Newman

Kevin Harvick

Mike Skinner

Billy Wade

What is the nationality of NASCAR driver Earl Ross?

Canadian

French

Columbian

USA

Where was Dale Earnhardt’s first career start?

Ontario

Daytona Beach

Dover Downs

Charlotte

In what year was the Daytona 500 first televised in its entirety

1962

1977

1979

1982

In NASCAR, which best defines the term ‘pit stall’?

Team’s Designated Pit Stop Area

A Track With A 5th Turn

Part Of Tire Touching Road

Bits Of Rubber Shaved Off Tires

Which color flag is show only once during a NASCAR race?

Pink

Purple

White

Yellow

Who was the NASCAR Sprint season drivers champion in 1950

Herb Thomas

Bill Rexford

Buck Baker

Rex White

The first ever NASCAR championship season in 1949 saw Red Byron winning the Championship. Which car did he drive?

Hudson

Ford

Chevrolet

Oldsmobile

In NASCAR, which best defines the term ‘engine block’?

Used To Counteract Rolling Force

Iron Casting Around Crankshaft

Front Tires Will Not Turn Crisply

Track With A Hump Or Fifth Turn

The first NASCAR race was held in the city of Charlotte, in which American state is this city?

North Carolina

New York

Texas

Washington

How many race wins did Dale Earnhardt record in NASCAR?

75

50

76

25

Lee Petty was the first driver to crash in a Winston cup race, in what year was this?

1949

2001

2011

1954

What was the name of the car that ‘Nash Bridges’ drove?

Dodge Challenger

Olds 442

Plymouth Cuda

Dodge Charger

Who is the Chairman and Chief Executive of NASCAR?

Mike Helton

Brian Marwood

Will Flood

Brian France

What make of car does 2013 NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson drive?

Toyota

Pontiac

Ford

Chevrolet

Who is the owner of NASCAR team Front Row Motorsports?

Bill France

Bob Jenkins

Bob Bush

Bob Womack

How many Winston Cups did Dick Trickle win during his NASCAR racing career?

0

1

100

10

What is the official website of NASCAR?

www.racing.com

www.nasa.com

www.nascaracing.com

www.nascar.com

Which NASCAR star once hosted TV’s ‘Saturday Night Live’?

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Rusty Wallace

Jeff Gordon

Richard Petty

How many members are in a NASCAR pit crew?

Nine

Seven

Five

Twelve

How was the first African American to record a NASCAR race victory?

Wendell Scott

Vincent Scott

Wesley Wood

Wendell Pierce

In what year did Richard Petty retire as a racer in NASCAR?

1992

1982

1977

2012

What does the Red flag mean in NASCAR racing?

Start

Stop the race immediately

Last lap

Pit Now

Which NASCAR driver holds the record for most starts without a win?

Michael Waltrip

Paul Dillon

Rex White

Lee Petty

In what year did a Chevrolet car first win a NASCAR race?

1950

1960

1990

1940

At what age was Dick Trickle when he won rookie on the year in 1989?

48

50

18

42

In 2007, how many points did NASCAR award the last place finisher?

34 Points

-5 Points

10 Points

0 Points

Which NASCAR driver became Rookie of the year in 1989?

Lee Petty

Buck Baker

Dick Trickle

Mario Andretti

What type of sport is NASCAR?

Bike Racing

Car Racing

Donkey Racing

Horse Racing

In what year was the first NASCAR race held outside on the US?

1964

1988

1976

1952

What is the first name of NASCAR’s Yarborough?

Jim

Jennifer

Cale

Jack

Who was the first NASCAR driver to win multiple championships?

Bill France

Red Byron

Mike Helton

Herb Thomas

What NASCAR speedway was nicknamed ‘Brasington’s Folly’?

Talladega

Watkins Glen

Darlington

Charlotte

What does the term ‘pit road’ refer to in NASCAR?

Where Pit Crews Service The Cars

Main Entrance To A Race Track

Angle At Which A Tire Makes Contact

Where Bits Of Tires And Gravel Lay

NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson race for which team in 2013?

Hendrick Motorsport

Joe Gibbs Racing

Lotus

Williams Racing

What does the white flag signal in NASCAR?

Beginning Of The Race

The Race Is Over

Come Into The Pits

One Lap Left In The Race

The NASCAR headquarters is located in Daytona Beach, in which state is that?

Texas

Florida

North Carolina

Ohio

Which Richard Childress Racing driver won the 2007 NASCAR Nextel All-Star Challenge?

Jimmie Johnson

Kevin Harvick

Tony Stewart

Jeff Gordon

How tall is NASCAR racing star Jeff Gordon?

5 foot 7 inches

5 foot 3 inches

6 foot 3 inches

5 foot 11 inches

Mario Andretti first win in NASCAR racing came at which track?

Watkins Glen International

Martinsville Speedway

Infineon Raceway

Daytona International Speedway

How many points are awarded for winning a NASCAR race?

47

20

1000

12

What is the first name of NASCAR’s Foyt?

Fran

Dick

Billie

AJ

What is the nationality of NASCAR driver Mario Andretti?

Spanish

USA

Italian

French

Who was the first winner of the Sprint Cup Series in 1949?

Bill Bailey

Red Byron

Byron Stingily

Red Rover

What does the term ‘groove’ refer to in NASCAR?

A Strip Under The Front Grill

The Best Way Around The Track

A Build Specialist

Air That Trails Behind A Race Car

How much horsepower is generated by the 358-cubic-inch engines in NASCAR cars?

570-580 Horsepower

770-780 Horsepower

970-990 Horsepower

1000-1200 Horsepower

What does the green flag mean in NASCAR?

There Is One Lap Left

Laps Are No Longer Scored

The Race Is Over

The Start Of The Race Or Restarts

What type of vehicle did Kurt Busch drive in the 2004 NASCAR season?

Pontiac

Dodge

Ford

Chevrolet

In the 2013-14 NASCAR Sprint championship what car is used by the Richard Petty Motorsports team?

Toyota Camry

Honda Accord

Chevrolet SS

Ford Fusion

In 1989 who won NASCAR Rookie of the Year honors?

Jammie McMurray

Johnny Benson Jr.

Ryan Newman

Dick Trickle

Which nickname is NASCAR driver Terry Labonte known by?

Iceman

Hot Stuff

Rooster

Chicken

Who was the NASCAR Nationwide series drivers champion in 2000?

Jeff Green

Jeff Black

Jeff White

Jeff Brown

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