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With his 28th-place finish in Sunday's Pennzoil 400, Jeff Gordon
came a step closer to clinching his fourth Winston Cup title.
Since NASCAR's modern era began in 1971, what driver finished in
the top 5 in the points standings for the most consecutive years?

a. Dale Earnhardt b. Richard Petty
c. Benny Parsons d. Darrell Waltrip


No driver won more Winston Cup races than Richard Petty. In 35
years on the circuit, the King took 200 checkered flags in his
record 1,177 starts and earned seven season championships. Which
current Winston Cup driver holds the NASCAR Busch Series record
for career victories?


Pair these drivers, known primarily by their nicknames, with
their given first names.

1. Fireball Roberts a. Robert
2. Buckshot Jones b. Edward
3. Rusty Wallace c. Russell
4. Junior Johnson d. Roy


Put these tracks in order of the year they first hosted a race on
what's now the Winston Cup circuit, starting with the earliest.

a. Talladega Superspeedway
b. Richmond International Raceway
c. Daytona International Speedway
d. Darlington Raceway


CONSTANT SPEED: d. From 1977 through '87 Darrell Waltrip won
three titles and finished second thrice, third once and fourth
and fifth twice each.

KINGS OF THE ROAD: Before retiring from the circuit after the
2000 season, Mark Martin won a record 45 Busch Series races
dating back to 1987.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. b; 2. d; 3. c; 4. a

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Darlington (1950); 2. Richmond ('53); 3.
Daytona ('59); 4. Talladega ('69)