Special Sub-Topic: NASCAR Firsts
|Who was the first Winston Cup driver to win a race on Hoosier tires?|
Neil Bonnett. Neil Bonnett won on February 21, 1988, at Richmond International Raceway.
|Bill Elliott was the first person to go faster than 200 mph on a closed course?|
f. Buddy Baker was the first person to break the 200 mph barrier. He was recorded as going 200.447 mph in 1970 in a Dodge at Talladega.
|Who gave Chevrolet their first NASCAR victory?
Fonty Flock. Fonty won on March 26, 1955, in Columbia, South Carolina.
|Which one of these was the first superspeedway to be built?|
Darlington. Darlington was constructed in 1950.
|Who was the first person to ever crash in a Winston Cup race?|
Lee Petty. Lee, father of King Richard, flipped his Buick 107 laps into the very first race of the series.
|Richard Petty was the first person to win three consecutive championships?|
f. Cale Yarborough won three consecutive titles from 1976-1978.
|Who was the first driver to win the Daytona 500 while driving a Chevrolet?|
Junior Johnson. Junior won in 1960 while driving a 1959 Chevrolet.
|Lee petty gave Cadillac their first pole?|
f. Gober Sosebee got the pole for Cadillac on June 10, 1951, at Columbus Speedway in Georgia.
|Loy Allen Jr. was the first rookie to win the pole for the Daytona 500?|
t. Loy captured the pole in 1994. He finished 22nd.
|Who was the first person to finish a 500 mile race in under three hours?|
Buddy Baker. Buddy won the Winston 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway on May 2, 1976, in a Dodge in 2:56:37 with an average speed of 169.887.
|Cale Yarborough was the first person to win four consecutive Superspeedway events?|
t. Cale won four consecutive superspeedway races, and had a total of ten wins and won the championship.
|Who won the first restrictor-plate race at Talladega?|
Pete Hamilton. Pete won on August 23, 1970.
|Richard Petty was the first person to win a NASCAR race in a car bearing number 43?|
f. Lee Petty was the first person with a win in the number 43 car.
|Where was Dale Earnhardt's first career start?|
Charlotte. On May 25, 1975, he drove a Dodge and finished 22nd, 45 laps down in front of his future car owner Richard Childress. Richard Petty won the race.
|Who was the first Winston Cup driver to win a race on radial tires?|
Dale Earnhadt. Dale won on April 16, 1989, at the North Wilkesboro Speedway.
|Who won the first race outside of the United States?|
Buddy Shuman. Buddy won on July 1, 1952, at Stamford Park in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada.
|Who was the first person to win a race from the pole?|
Curtis Turner. Curtis won on July 2, 1950, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Rochester, New York.
|Who was the first person to qualify at over 100 mph for a race?|
Tim Flock. Tim was clocked at 102.20 mph in 1951, at the Daytona Beach and Road course.
|Which driver was the first to win a race with power steering?|
Bobby Allison. Bobby won on May 16, 1982, at Dover Downs International Speedway.
|Which driver was the first to lead a race that was 250 miles or longer from flag-to-flag? |
Darel Dieringer. Darel led from flag-to-flag on April 16, 1967, at the North Wilkesboro Speedway.
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