Special Sub-Topic: General NASCAR
|What is used in NASCAR tires instead of air?|
Nitrogen. The teams also use nitrogen to power their air tools, too.
|Why are left side tires changed last on a pit stop?|
Completely fill fuel tank. The car is tilted up so the gas man can get all possible fuel into the fuel cell.
|Who was the winner of the 1994 Southern 500?|
Bill Elliott. That was Bill's last win.
|Who invented the window net?|
Richard Petty. Richard Petty came up with the idea to keep driver's arms from flying out the windows during a crash.
|Who developed the roof rail to foil airflow over the roof, to prevent the car getting airborne?|
Bill Elliott. Bill Elliott developed this air foil to keep from having the restrictor plate diamater changed at Talladega and Daytona.
|What is (was) David Pearson's nickname?|
Silver Fox. David's hair went gray at an early age.
|At Bristol, Michael Waltrip's car was destroyed in a wreck. Where is what's left of that car?|
Talladega. The 4 major pieces of the car are at the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama. There are also pictures in detail about that wreck on the wall behind it.
|What is the steepest banked track on the Winston Cup circuit?|
Bristol. Bristol is banked at 36 degrees. Talladega is 33, Daytona 31 and Texas is at 24.
|What race track has their winner's circle on a 'lift'?|
North Wilkesboro. Even though Winston Cup no longer races there, the winner's circle is still on a lift.
|Who is the winningest BUSCH driver, to the end of the 2000 season?|
Mark Martin. Mark completed his last BUSCH season with a 'Victory Tour' and the winning races on 'flags' on the hood of his Winn Dixie Ford. He had 45 victories between 1987 and 2000.
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