Quiz: NASCAR Tracks Quiz
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NASCAR Tracks Quiz
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NASCAR race tracks vary greatly from one another. How knowledgeable are you on NASCAR race tracks? Take this quiz and find out!

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What was the site of the very first NASCAR Strictly Stock race?

Charlotte Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina, was the site of the very first NASCAR Strictly Stock race, and this 3/4-mile track remained on the NASCAR schedule until the fall of 1956. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following was the first fully paved track on the NASCAR schedule?

Darlington Raceway was the first fully paved track on the NASCAR schedule, having opened its gates in 1950. At 1.25 miles in length (later stretched to 1.366), it was also the first superspeedway, and it's still used for NASCAR NEXTEL Cup series races today. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which track is considered to be the premier track on the NASCAR schedule?

Daytona is still considered by many to be the premier track on the NASCAR schedule, even though it was eclipsed as the "biggest and fastest" in 1969 by the 2.66-mile Alabama International Speedway, better known as Talladega. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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When was the last dirt-track race for NASCAR's top series?

The last dirt-track race for NASCAR's top series was the Home State 200, held on September 30, 1970, at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following opened its gates to NASCAR in 1960? (hint - at the time, it was second only to Daytona International Speedway in length)

Atlanta Motor Speedway -- which opened its gates to NASCAR racing in 1960 -- was second only to the new Daytona International Speedway in length.<a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following tracks is referred to as the "Toilet Bowl"?

Bristol Motor Speedway, as a half-mile oval with the steepest banking on the NASCAR circuit, is sometimes referred to as "The Toilet Bowl." <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following tracks opened its doors in 1997?

California Speedway opened its doors in 1997. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following tracks is the newest member of the NASCAR speedway circuit, next to the Kansas Speedway?

Chicagoland Speedway is the newest member of the NASCAR speedway circuit next to the Kansas Speedway, having hosted its first stock car race -- the Tropicana 400 -- in July 2001.<a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following tracks is known as, "The Brickyard"?

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, most famous as the site of the annual Indianapolis 500 open-wheel race that was first run in 1911, is known as "The Brickyard." <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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Which of the following tracks leads off the NASCAR season?

Since Daytona International Speedway opened its gates in 1959, the prestigious Daytona 500 has been run under the same name ever since and currently leads off the NASCAR season. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tracks.htm">NASCAR Race Car Tracks</a>

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