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Ted Vollmuth of Glendale, Ariz. is the winner of this week’s trivia question, and will receive a copy of the 1989 Daytona 500 on DVD. Also, Donald Johnson of Yadkinville, N.C. has won the monthly grand prize. Johnson will receive a copy of Daytona 500-50 Years, a five-disc set featuring six hours of highlights from the first 50 Daytona 500s.

After winning the 1989 Daytona 500, Darrell Waltrip was leading late in that year's The Winston all-star race when he spun off turn four. What driver nudged him into that mishap?

Rusty Wallace. Wallace went on to win the event, not to mention the $200,000 winner’s share of the purse. In the immediate aftermath of the incident, their teams brawled in the garage area. Wallace went on to capture that season’s Winston Cup championship.

Weekly winners of our trivia contest will receive a complete classic race on DVD. ALL correct answers will be eligible for a monthly grand prize — the incomparable Daytona 500 — 50 Years DVD release, a five-disc set featuring six hours of highlights from the first 50 Daytona 500s.

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Steve Schnars of Westminster, Calif.


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1. Name the two team owners (besides Waltrip himself) that Darrell Waltrip drove for during his career who also won the Daytona 500 as drivers.

2. Cale Yarborough made two guest appearances on a popular late-1970s, early-80s television show. Name the show.

3. Name all six members of the Petty family who have run races at the NASCAR Grand National/Cup level.

4. Dale Jarrett started his career at the upper levels of NASCAR in what was then known as the Busch Series, and actually ran the first 6 1/2 years of the division’s history without ever missing a race. What car number did Jarrett run during most of those events?

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first Busch Series race in 1998 at Texas Motor Speedway. At what track did Junior make his first Busch Series start?

6. Jeff Gordon collected his first Daytona 500 victory in 1997. Who was his first full-time car owner in NASCAR, and for which manufacturer did he drive at the time?

7. Davey Allison won his first Winston Cup race in the 1987 Winston 500 at Talladega. At what track did he collect his final Cup victory?

8. Neil Bonnett made his return to Winston Cup competition in the 1993 DieHard 500 at Talladega. What nearby town did Bonnett call home?

9. Darrell Waltrip’s win in the 1989 Daytona 500 was his first and only win at that track. At what track did Waltrip score his most Cup victories?

10. Rusty Wallace endured a terrible crash during the 1993 Daytona 500. At what track did Wallace make his Winston Cup debut, and where did he finish in that event?

11. Dale Earnhardt raced in the Daytona 500 for three different car owners. Name them.

12. Richard Petty was involved in a serious accident during the 1988 Daytona 500. Eighteen years earlier, Petty endured another wild crash that helped lead to the use of window nets in race cars. At what track did the mishap take place?

13. Jeff Gordon led a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top three positions in the 1997 Daytona 500 to capture his first win in NASCAR’s biggest race. What driver gave Hendrick Motorsports its first Daytona 500 victory?

14. A crash involving Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough at the end of the 1979 Daytona is one of the most memorable events in NASCAR history. The two drivers were involved in another mishap in the very next race. At what track did that incident take place?

15. Richard Petty won the 1981 Daytona 500 after a gutsy late-race call in the pits by crew chief Dale Inman. What brand of car was Petty driving in that event?

16. Bill Elliott’s blistering 212.809 mph lap during time trials for the 1987 Winston 500 is still the fastest qualifying lap in NASCAR history. Two years earlier, Elliott rocketed to fame by winning the Winston Million in the first year of the program’s existence. What three races did Elliott win in 1985 to claim the $1 million bonus?

17. Jeff Gordon won his first Daytona 500 in 1997. What driver captured his first and only Winston Cup championship on the day that Gordon made his debut in that division?

18. Ken Schrader finished second to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Darrell Waltrip in the 1989 Daytona 500. At what track did Schrader collect the first win of his Winston Cup career?

19. Bobby Allison dominated the 1981 Daytona 500, but lost the race after a fuel-only stop late in the race gave Richard Petty the victory. The following season, however, Allison would score a controversial victory in the sport’s biggest race. Who was Allison’s crew chief for the 1982 Daytona 500?

20. Dale Earnhardt Jr. nudged Joe Nemechek out of the lead coming to the white flag to score his first Busch Series victory at Texas Motor Speedway in 1998. Six years earlier, Nemechek gained attention for overcoming Junior’s father in a heated late-race Busch Series battle. At what track did that event take place?

21. Bobby Hillin, Kyle Petty and Al Unser Jr. were taken out of the 1993 Daytona 500 in a late-race crash in the trioval. At what track did Hillin score his first Winston Cup victory?

22. An accident on the last lap of the 1979 Daytona 500 involving leaders Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough is one of the most famous incidents in NASCAR history. At what track did Allison score his final Winston Cup victory?

23. Jeff Gordon won the 1997 Daytona 500 by passing Bill Elliott late in the race with a bold — and were it made today, illegal — move going into turn one. Elliott, however, was already a two-time winner of the event. In what years did Elliott win the Daytona 500?

24. On his 20th try, Dale Earnhardt finally won the Daytona 500 in 1998. Who was his crew chief that day?

25. Davey Allison won the first event of his career in the 1987 Winston 500, driving a car owned by Harry Ranier. What current Sprint Cup superstar drove the first nine races of his Busch Series career for Ranier?

26. Derrike Cope was involved in a wreck during the 1993 Daytona 500 that left Rusty Wallace flipping numerous times on the backstretch. Cope, of course, won the first race of his Winston Cup career in the 1990 Daytona 500. At what track did Cope score his second Cup victory?

27. Dale Earnhardt won the final race of his Winston Cup career in the fall of 2000 at Talladega. What driver helped push Earnhardt into the lead before eventually finishing second?


1. Junior Johnson and Dale Earnhardt. Waltrip won three Winston Cup titles for Johnson. He also drove 13 races for Earnhardt at Dale Earnhardt Inc. in 1998.

2. Why, The Dukes of Hazzard, of course. In “Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough,” Bo and Luke — not to mention Uncle Jesse, Daisy and Cooter — keep Boss Hogg’s henchmen from stealing a thingamajig suspiciously similar to a nitrous oxide booster from Yarborough. Five years later, Yarborough befriends a sick child before becoming embroiled in a bank robbery. That episode, imaginatively, was entitled “Cale Yarborough Comes To Hazzard.”

3. Actually, there were seven. Most would know Lee, Richard, Kyle and Adam Petty. However, Maurice Petty — Lee’s son and Richard’s brother — made a total of 26 Grand National starts between 1960 and 1964, with a best finish of third, which he collected in the first start of his career, in 1960 at Spartanburg, S.C. Ritchie Petty, Maurice’s son, ran four Cup races — three in 1993 and one the following season. That’s six. However, Julian Petty, Lee’s brother, also ran three Grand National races. His first, at Martinsville in 1952, resulted in his best finish, a seventh.

4. No. 32. Jarrett ran a few other numbers during his Busch Series career, but used 32 for the vast majority of his races on that circuit while driving for his own DAJ Racing operation. The last time he ran No. 32 was Nov. 7, 1998 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

5. Myrtle Beach Speedway in South Carolina. Junior started seventh and finished 14th in the June 22, 1996 Carolina Pride/Red Dog 250. He was one lap down to race winner David Green.

6. Gordon drove a Bill Davis-owned Ford in the Busch Series in 1991 and 1992.

7. Richmond International Raceway. Allison won the Pontiac Excitement 400 on March 7, 1993 by more than four seconds over runnerup Rusty Wallace. Alan Kulwicki, who perished in a plane crash less than a month later, finished third. Allison died July 13, after a helicopter crash the day before.

8. Hueytown, Ala. Hueytown is about an hour’s drive west of Talladega.

9. Bristol Motor Speedway. Waltrip won 12 races at the East Tennessee short track, including an amazing seven in a row between 1981 and 1984. His last win there came in the 1992 night race. Waltrip was a short-track ace, winning another 11 races at Martinsville and 10 at North Wilkesboro.

10. In his debut on the Winston Cup tour, Wallace finished second at Atlanta on March 16, 1980. Dale Earnhardt won the event.

11. Earnhardt made his first three Daytona 500 starts for car owner Rod Osterlund (1979-1981). In 1982 and ‘83, he ran the event for Bud Moore. Beginning in 1984, he was behind the wheel of Richard Childress-owned Chevrolets for NASCAR’s biggest event.

12. Darlington Raceway. Coming off what was then turn four on lap 176 of the May 9, 1970 Rebel 400, Petty brushed the outside guardrail and then slid sideways. He pounded the inside retaining wall, which then sent his Plymouth into a series of violent barrel rolls. Petty, whose upper torso was almost completely outside the car at times, sustained only a broken shoulder.

13. Geoff Bodine. Bodine won the 1986 Daytona 500 after Dale Earnhardt ran out of gas late in the race.

14. Rockingham. Allison and Yarborough, again the top two cars, crashed on the ninth lap of the March 4, 1979 Carolina 500. Both drivers called it simply a racing mishap. Ironically, Bobby Allison, who was involved in the infamous post-race scuffle the race before, went on to win the Rockingham event.

15. A Buick Regal. Petty scored just three wins in a Buick, all of them coming in 1981. The only make that Petty won fewer races with during his career was Oldsmobile. He won one race, the 1979 Daytona, in that brand.

16. Bill Elliott’s blistering 212.809 mph lap during time trials for the 1987 Winston 500 is still the fastest qualifying lap in NASCAR history. Two years earlier, Elliott rocketed to fame by winning the Winston Million in the first year of the program’s existence. What three races did Elliott win in 1985 to claim the $1 million bonus?

17. Alan Kulwicki. In one of the most stirring comebacks in NASCAR history, Kulwicki overcame a big late-season points deficit to be one of six drivers in mathematical contention for the championship going into the season finale at Atlanta. Points leader Davey Allison wrecked during the event, which meant the title would come down to Kulwicki and Bill Elliott. Although Elliott won the race, Kulwicki wound up with a five-point bonus for leading the most laps — by one more circuit than Elliott — and the crown. Sadly, both Allison and Kulwicki lost their lives in separate aircraft accidents the very next year.

18. Schrader won his first Winston Cup race on July 31, 1988 at Talladega Superspeedway. Schrader passed Dale Earnhardt, Sterling Marlin and Geoff Bodine on the last lap to score the victory.

19. Gary Nelson. Allison’s rear bumper mysteriously came off on the fourth lap of the race, and he went on to lead 147 of the event’s 200 laps. Many felt that the bumper had been rigged to come off on purpose, which they said would give Allison’s car an aerodynamic advantage. Nelson was considered a mechanical wizard during his career as a crew chief, if not an outright cheat. He would later serve as Winston Cup director for NASCAR.

20. New Hampshire International Speedway. On Aug. 23, 1992, Nemechek held off a furious charge by Dale Earnhardt to win his second Busch Series event of the season. In Second To None: The History of the NASCAR Busch Series (how’s THAT for a plug?!?), Nemechek described the scene. “Those last few laps, we just rubbed and banged,” he began. “Coming off turn two, I looked over one time, and all you could see was his black helmet, dark goggles, and his teeth, smiling. I was thinking, ‘This is cool.’ When I got to the next corner, he gave me a big ol’ pop in the butt and sent me way up the track. I never let off the gas. I just held her down, and she did a major power slide all the way around the corner. I beat him by a fender.”

21. Talladega Superspeedway. Hillin won the July 27, 1986 Talladega 500 at the ripe old age of 22, making him at the time the third-youngest winner in NASCAR history. Finishing three car-lengths behind Hillin was Tim Richmond.

22. Atlanta, then known as Atlanta International Raceway, on Nov. 5, 1978. Allison held off runnerup Richard Petty and third-place Dave Marcis, the only other cars on the lead lap, for the win. Dale Earnhardt, in his first race with car owner Rod Osterlund, finished a lap down in fourth place. It was, to that point, the best effort of his career.

23. Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 in 1985 and 1987. In 1985, Elliott went on to capture The Winston Million, a $1 million bonus for winning three of the sport’s four biggest races. His wins included the Daytona 500, the Winston 500 at Talladega and Darlington’s Southern 500. Two years later, in 1987, Elliott won his second Daytona 500 and also later in the year at Talladega laid down the fastest qualifying lap in NASCAR history.

24. Larry McReynolds. Ironically, the 1998 Daytona 500 was the only victory for McReynolds as Earnhardt’s crew chief. After joining Richard Childress Racing prior to the 1997 season, he was moved over to Mike Skinner’s RCR team in June of 1998. McReynolds left the pit box after the end of the 2000 to concentrate on a career in broadcasting.

25. Tony Stewart. Stewart drove nine Busch Series races for Ranier in 1996, making his debut in the season opener at Daytona and ending with the September event in Richmond. Stewart’s best finish for Ranier was a 16th at Bristol in March of that season.

26. Dover Downs International Speedway. Less than four months after his stunning win in the Daytona 500, Cope won the Budweiser 500 on June 3, 1990, beating Ken Schrader to the finish line by 1.24 seconds.

27. Kenny Wallace helped push Earnhardt through traffic, allowing Earnhardt to come from deep in the pack to claim the victory. Wallace finished second in his Andy Petree-owned Chevrolet.

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