Special Sub-Topic: Know Your Nascar
|Who won 27 races in 1967?|
Richard Petty. Out of 49 races, Petty won 27 and the championship, including 10 races in a row. James Hylton was second with zero wins.
|Who was the first to win 3 consecutive championships?|
Cale Yarborough. Yarborough won in 1976, 77, and 78. He won 70 poles and 83 races between 1957 and 1988.
|Who won 11 races, but not the championship, in 1985?|
Bill Elliot. Darrell Waltrip won the championship in 1985, winning 3 races. Elliot did win the Winston Million for taking first place at Daytona, Talledega and Darlington.
|Who won the inaugural Talledega 500?|
Richard Brickhouse. The race was in 1969. Most of the stars in this era boycotted the race because of saftey concerns. Most thought the tires were unsafe at the speeds attained at the new superspeedway. Pole sitter Bobby Isaac finished 4th. Brickhouse was driving a Dodge Daytona in the race.
|Who was the runner up in the 1975 championship?|
Dave Marcis. Richard Petty won his 6th championship out of 7. Marcis had won only 5 races in his long career. Marcis is second in starts behind Petty.
|What year did Winston officially start sponsoring Nascar?|
1971. Previously known as the Grand National series, Winston took over as a result of congress banning tobacco advertising on TV.
|Who was the first full time driver for Richard Childress?|
Ricky Rudd. Rudd drove for Childress in 1982 and 1983. Rudd was replaced by the late Dale Earnhardt. Rudd was also rookie of the year in 1977.
|What country and western singer competed in 33 Grand National or Winston Cup races from 1970 to 1982?|
Marty Robbins. Robbins owned his own vehicle and had a career best 5th place in 1974.
|How many races did Tim Richmond win?|
13. Richmond won his first race in 1982 and his last win was in 1987. Richmond finished his career driving for Rick Hendrick. Richmond died of AIDS on August 13th, 1989.
|Name the track where Bobby Allison took his final checkered flag?|
Saugus Speedway. I made this question multiple choice after the first 107 people got it wrong. Mesa Marin is located in Bakersfield, CA. Willow Springs is located near Rosamond, CA. Sears Point is in Napa, CA. Saugus Speedway is located in Saugus, Ca. Bobby ran two races at this great but now closed track (1995). His first race he finished 4th, in 1985. Allison won the June 11, 1988 Sportsman main event. The winning car was owned by Nancy Delong. Saugus was a third mile flat track. Other NASCAR stars that raced here include: Michael Waltrip, Ernie Irvan, Rusty wallace, Ken Schrader, Davey Allison, Geoff Bodine, Mike Skinner and Ron Hornaday.
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