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1. This track held it's first cup race in 1959, and it was won by Lee Petty. It has a capacity of 167,785 seats, and it holds the biggest race on the circuit. Which track was this?
2. This track was built in 1947 and NASCAR ran its first race at this track on July 4th, 1948. That inaugural race was won Red Byron. This track was the only original NASCAR sanctioned track that ran Nextel Cup events. All Nextel Cup winners received a grandfather clock as their trophy. What track was this?
3. This track was egg-shaped because the owner didn't want to disturb his minnow pond. The first race was run on Labor Day in 1950 and it was won by Johnny Mantz who drove a Plymouth. This track was nicknamed the "Track too tough to tame" because drivers had a hard time getting around the track and ended up having many wrecks. What track was this?
4. This track was built in 1956 and held its first NASCAR race one year later, a race won by Buck Baker. In the early 1980s, NASCAR stopped running at this track. On August 9th 1986, the NASCAR then Winston Cup series returned to this track, and Tim Richmond won that race. What track was this?
5. This track was the newest on Nextel Cup circuit with its inaugural Nextel Cup race on November 14, 1999. That race was won by Tony Stewart. Four lakes were dug to build the track and the largest lake was deep enough to submerge a six-story building. Which track was this?
6. This track was built in the spring of 1909, but held its first NASCAR race in 1994. However, this track was not famous for NASCAR running there. Most people knew this track for the Indy Car series that runs there every Memorial Day. What track was this?
7. This track made its debut on July 31st, 1960. That race was won by Fireball Roberts, who also won the pole for that race. Also, this track held the season finally from 1987 until 2000. What track was this?
8. This racetrack was built in 1968, but NASCAR didn't race there until 1989. That inaugural race was won by Ricky Rudd. In 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got into a big wreck at this track. His car erupted in flames, and he got out with minor injuries. Which track was this?
9. This next track was built in place of abandoned airport runways in the 1960s. However, the inaugural race was thought to be too dangerous and was boycotted by the Professional Drivers Association. The race went on with the drivers who weren't part of the PDA and some of the drivers who raced the day before. What track was this?
10. This track opened in 1961. It was originally supposed to be located in Piney Flatts. Due to local opposition, the location was moved five miles down the road. This track was also the only NASCAR track that split its pit road, half on the frontstretch and half on the backstretch. Which track was this?
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