Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What position was Dale Earnhardt Jr. in points after the Martinsville race?||Nascar 2008
4. Dale was off to a great start after changing teams, and also changing car type. He was 69 points off the leader after Martinsville.
|Which driver won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway?||Nascar 2008
Jeff Burton. Jeff Burton went around Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart to give Richard Childress racing his first 1-2-3 finsh ever. Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer finished second and third.
|Which driver won the race at Las Vegas and was found to have had "issues" with the car in post-race inspections?||Nascar 2008
Carl Edwards. Carl Edward's car was found to have the oil reservoir lid was off.
|Which driver did Tony Stewart have a run-in with at the Bud Shootout practice in Daytona?||Nascar 2008
Kurt Busch. Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart picked up where they left off in the 2007 season.
|Which driver had 100 points restored to him after a successful appeal of penalties levied against him during speedweeks in Daytona?||Nascar 2008
Robby Gordon. Robbie Gordon was fined 100 pts after being found to have the wrong nose on his car that was sent to him by Dodge, after he switched from Ford cars.
|Which driver openly bashed Goodyear tiremakers after the race at Atlanta?||Nascar 2008
Tony Stewart. Tony Stewart expressed his highly controversial opinion after the race in Atlanta. He stated that Goodyear had been kicked out of other motorsports for bringing inferior tires to races.
|What driver surprised all by winning the 50th running of the Daytona 500?||Nascar 2008
Ryan Newman. Ryan Newman broke a 81-race winless streak by getting a push from Kurt Busch to win the Daytona 500.
Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch finished ahead of Tony Stewart to win the Kobolt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
|What driver won the Bud shootout at Daytona in 2008?||Nascar 2008
Dale Earnhardt Jr.. In Jr's first time out for Hendrick motorsports, he took the checkered flag at the Bud shootout!
|In the Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway (April 27th), who won the pole for the race?||NASCAR 2008
Joe Nemechek. Joe Nemechek's nickname is "Front Row Joe" just for that reason. The race was won by Kyle Busch. Again, giving Toyota it's third win of the 2008 season. "Front Row Joe" ended up in 25th.
|On April 12th at Phoenix International Raceway, we saw which driver win his first race of 2008?||NASCAR 2008
Jimmie Johnson. As a result of winning this race, it gave Hendrick Motorsports it's first points win of the 2008 season. Jimmie Johnson was also the two-time defending Cup Champion in 2006 and 2007.
|We saw this race on April 6th. Which Sprint Cup driver won again this early in the season?||NASCAR 2008
Carl Edwards. This was Carl's 3rd win of the 2008 season. He had the first three Sprint Cup wins for Roush-Fenway Racing.
|We saw Jeff Gordon qualify 1st and finish second at Martinsville (the 5th race of 2008 on March 30th). Who won the race?||NASCAR 2008
Denny Hamlin. Denny Hamlin qualified 2nd for this race. So, swapping spots wasn't too bad. This also gave Toyota their second victory of the season.
|Jeff Burton won the 5th race of the season on March 16. What was the number on his Chevrolet?||NASCAR 2008
31. He won this race at one of the toughest tracks on the circuit, Bristol Motor Speedway. He ended up beating out his teammate Kevin Harvick for his first win of the 2008 season.
|The Kobalt Tools 500 held on March 9, saw this auto manufacturer receive their first ever win in the Sprint Cup. Which manufacturer was this?||NASCAR 2008
Toyota. Kyle Busch was the driver in that Toyota Camry. His victory marked a new era for international manufacturers. Most people in the preseason to 2008 thought it would be Tony Stewart that would get Toyota's first Sprint Cup victory. Joe Gibbs racing was previously with Chevrolet before moving to Toyota. After this win in a Toyota, Honda and Nissan have had discussions with NASCAR about bringing in their cars in the future.
|The UAW-Dodge 400 was held on March 2, and saw Carl Edwards win again that week. Who did he beat out to win that race?||NASCAR 2008
Dale Earnhardt Jr.. This Sprint Cup race was held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In the final few laps of the race, Dale and Carl battled hard until Carl was able to pull away in the last 2 laps.
|In the Auto Club 500 held on February 25, which Sprint Cup driver won this race?||NASCAR 2008
Carl Edwards. The Auto Club speedway is in Fontana California, formally known as California Motor Speedway. Carl drove the #99 Ford for Roush Racing.
|The Daytona 500 was held on February 17. What driver won this race for his first time?||NASCAR 2008
Ryan Newman. The Daytona 500 was the kickoff race for the new season. Ryan Newman also had a great qualifying spot as well. He started in 7th. Ryan got the nickname "Rocketman", for grabbing the pole for 11 races in 2003.
|Who was the Sprint Cup driver to win the first segment of the Bud Shootout and the main Bud Shootout race on February 9, 2008?||NASCAR 2008
Dale Earnhardt Jr.. The race held at Daytona International Speedway on February 9th, 2008. This was his second Bud Shootout win. Junior first won it back in 2003. This also marked his first two wins (non-points races) under new ownership of Hendrick Motorsports.
There were no wrecks and the vote-in driver won. There were a lot of cars running, but there were no wrecks and the vote-in driver (Kasey Kahne) won the race.
Jeff Burton. Jeff Burton won the Bristol race, and at that time he was first in the points.
Daytona 500. The Daytona is the most prestigious and the biggest paying race of the Nascar season. They have been racing at Daytona at the start of the season since 1982.
Dale Jarrett. He finished 22nd, and had won three Daytona 500s and in 1999 won the points championship.
Jimmie Johnson. Jimmie Johnson broke the winless drought with a Saturday night win in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2007, Hendrick won 18 out of the 36 races.
Kasey Kahne. Kasey Kahne in his #9 Budweiser Chevy was voted in by the fans after finishing 5th in the showdown before the big challenge. He went on to win the All-star race, and that has never been done by a voted in driver.
Kasey Kahne. Kasey Kahne won after he was voted in by the fans. This is the first time that has happened.
Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch has won three times. (Atlanta, Talladega, Darlington). It turns out his move to Joe Gibbs is turning out after all, because he has more wins in the first 10 races in 2008 than he did in all of 2007 with Hendrick.
Ryan Newman. Ryan Newman, #12 car, won his first along with his owner, Roger Penske's first Daytona 500 after seven tries.
|Did Dale Jr drive a car with the number 83 in the Nationwide Series in 2008?||Nascar Season 2008
Yes. Dale Jr drove the number 83 during the Nationwide race at Lowes Motor Speedway. It was a Jr Motorsports car with Navy and the Dale Jr division as its sponsor.
|What Sprint Cup rookie driver broke his ankle during a crash in the Nationwide race at Talladega in 2008?||Nascar Season 2008
Dario Francitti. During the Nationwide race at Talladega, Dario Francitti cut a right rear tire, causing him to hit the wall and spin back across the track in front of the pack. Dario was t-boned by Larry Gunselman causing him to break his ankle.
Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, and Casey Mears. Dale Jr drove for Rick Hendrick. He owned Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jr, and Casey Mears cars. Dale Jr signed with Hendrick at the end of 2007, leaving DEI.