The IndyCar Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

When was the first IndyCar race held?

The first IndyCar race was held June 12, 1909, in Portland, Oregon.

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How many races will make up the 2016 IndyCar Series?

There are 16 races that will comprise the 2016 IndyCar series schedule for 2016.

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Which wireless communications company is the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series?

In 2014, Verizon Wireless replaced Izod as the title sponsor of the IndyCar Series. Verizon will be the title sponsor for 10 years at an estimated cost of $10 million per year.

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What organization is the current sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series?

INDYCAR is the current sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The organization was founded in 1994.

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Which trophy is given to the winner of the Indianapolis 500?

The winner of the Indianapolis 500 is awarded the Borg-Warner Trophy. The trophy was first presented in 1936.

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Verizon IndyCar Series races are only held on oval racecourses.

While the Indianapolis 500 is run on an oval track, 11 of the 16 Verizon IndyCar races scheduled for 2016 are street or road races that will follow a more circuitous path.

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What is the nickname for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also known as The Brickyard. For nearly 50 years the track surface was made of bricks.

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What is the most-watched race of the Verizon IndyCar Series?

The Indianapolis 500 is the most-watched race of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The 2015 Indy 500 drew a crowd of more than 250,000 people to the grandstands and averaged more than 6.3 million viewers.

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Who was the first female driver in an IndyCar race?

In 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first female driver to qualify for and compete in the Indianapolis 500. Also in 1977, Guthrie became the first female driver to compete in the Daytona 500.

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Which two automobile manufacturers supply the engines used in Verizon IndyCar Series cars?

Honda and Chevrolet supply the V-6 engines used in Verizon IndyCar Series cars.

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Which organization was the original sanctioning body of IndyCar racing?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) was the original sanctioning body for IndyCar racing. The AAA sanctioned IndyCar races from 1909 through 1955.

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Cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series use which fuel for racing?

Cars running in the Verizon IndyCar Series use E85 ethanol for racing. Prior to 2007, IndyCar Series cars used methanol.

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What was the average speed of the first IndyCar race winner in 1909?

Howard Covey won the first Indy car race in 1909 with an average speed of 56 miles per hour. The 1909 race, held in Portland, Oregon, consisted of three laps on a 14.6-mile course.

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The IndyCar race schedule once included The Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb was on the Indy car race schedule from 1965 to 1969.

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What is the parent company of the Verizon IndyCar Series?

Hulman & Co. is the parent company of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The company's other holdings include the Clabber Girl brand, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions.

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Which company supplies tires for the Verizon IndyCar Series?

Firestone has been the sole provider of tires for the Verizon IndyCar Series since 2000.

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What is the name of the external opening of the fuel cell on an Indy car?

The external opening of the fuel cell on an Indy car is called the buckeye. During refueling, a fuel hose connects securely to the buckeye to make the fuel transfer safer.

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How much horsepower does a 2.2-liter Verizon IndyCar Series engine produce?

The 2.2 liter turbo-charged engines of the Verizon IndyCar Series generate between 500 and 700 horsepower each, depending on settings.

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Which driver has the most wins in IndyCar racing history?

Driver A.J. Foyt has the most IndyCar racing wins with 67. Foyt accumulated his 67 wins from 1956 to 1995.

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Which automobile mogul built the Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

Carl Fisher and three partners built the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909 in Speedway, Indiana. Fisher owned one of the first automobile dealerships in the U.S. and was a co-founder of the Prest-O-Lite auto headlight company.

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The Borg-Warner Trophy goes home with each Indy 500 winner until the following year.

The Borg Warner Trophy stays on permanent display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. A sterling silver replica of the trophy is awarded each year for the winners to take home.

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What is the top speed of the cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series?

Verizon IndyCar Series cars reach speeds up to 235 miles per hour.

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How much do Verizon IndyCar Series cars weigh?

The cars in the IndyCar Series weigh 1,545 to 1,575 pounds, depending on which course they are running. In comparison, NASCAR cars weigh 3,400 pounds and an average sport utility vehicle weighs about 5,000 pounds.

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At top speed, how far does an IndyCar travel in one second?

At a top speed of 235 miles per hour, an Indy car will travel more than 344 feet in one second. That’s more than a football field in length every second!

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Who was the first female driver to win an IndyCar race?

On April 20, 2008, Danica Patrick became the first female driver to win an IndyCar race.

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How much does a Verizon IndyCar Series car cost?

A Verizon IndyCar Series car costs approximately $1 million.

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What year was the Indianapolis 500 first held?

The first running of the Indianapolis 500 was on May 30, 1911. Driver Ray Harroun won the race driving a car called the Marmon Wasp.

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The original track surface at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was made of bricks.

The original track surface of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was an amalgam of gravel, limestone, tar and asphaltum oil. The original surface was replaced with bricks after the inaugural race.

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Who was the first driver to drink milk in Victory Lane at the Indy 500?

Driver Louis Meyer started the tradition of drinking milk in Victory Lane after winning the 1936 Indy 500.

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Which driver won the IndyCar Series Driver Championship for 2015?

Driver Scott Dixon won the 2015 Indy Car Series Driver Championship with a win at the Grand Prix of Sonoma.

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