NASCAR Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

What do the letters in NASCAR stand for?

North American Sports Car Auto Racing
National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing
National Association for Sports Car Auto Racing
North American Stock Car Auto Racing
The letters in NASCAR stand for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Question 2

When is the green flag waved?

The start of the race only.
During the entire race, unless another flag is being displayed.
The start of the race and on restarts only.
At the end of the race.
The green flag is waved at the beginning of the race to tell the drivers that it is time to step on the gas and go racing. It is not waved again until the cars need to be restarted after a caution.

Question 3

On what type of track is a restrictor plate used?

Road Course
Short Track
A restrictor plate is a square aluminum plate that has four holes drilled into it. It is placed between the carburetor and the intake manifold to reduce the flow of air and fuel into the engine´s combustion chamber. This reduces the car´s horsepower and speed. A restrictor plate is used on superspeedways when slowing down the car in an attempt to prevent accidents.

Question 4

What are the three major series in NASCAR?

Winston Cup Series, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series
Winston Cup Series, Indy Racing League and Busch Series
Formula One, Winston Cup Series and Craftsman Truck Series
Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series and CART
The three major series in NASCAR are the Winston Cup Series, the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.

Question 5

What does a tachometer measure?

The amount of gasoline left in the fuel tank.
The speed of the vehicle.
The number of revolutions an engine makes per minute.
The length of a pit stop in seconds.
Drivers use a tachometer to determine engine speed and performance. It measures the number of revolutions per minute (RPM).

Question 6

How many positions are left for provisional entries during qualifying?

The final seven spots during qualifying for a NASCAR race are reserved for drivers who qualify unsuccessfully during the weekend.

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