WHAT IS YOUR NASCAR IQ?

Do you have the strategic mind to outwit four-time championship crew chief Chad Knaus? Could you make better moves than owner/driver Tony Stewart?  Test your NASCAR IQ in this challenge! Identify as many drivers by their number as possible to see where you rank among NASCAR’s greats. Jot down your answers and check them at the bottom of this post.

If you had 0-5 correct answers your rank is "Guy who hands bottle of  water to driver on pit stops"
So you’ve seen "Talladega Nights" and maybe "Days of Thunder." You know enough to watch a race, but you don’t enjoy it. Life is lonely on pit road. While all the other guys are checking tire guns and planning mid-race strategy, you’re refilling water bottles.

If you had 6-10 correct answers your rank is "Paul Menard"
You probably don’t know who Paul Menard is, but it’s not good. You’re likely to finish in the top 35 (but much closer to 35th than first). Even though you rock a stylish goatee, you’re never going to be accepted by the rest of the garage.  Hit the books, head out to the track and maybe someday we’ll see you in the
Chase (you don’t know what that is yet, but it’s a good thing). 



If you had 11-17 correct your rank is "Stroker Ace"
You race with reckless abandon and most of the time you bring home the 
checkered flag. With a little more disciple you’ll make it to the next 
level. Like Burt Reynolds, you can either choose the easy path ("Cannonball Run 2") or put the work in and bring home the hardware ("The Longest Yard"). And no matter how much money the Chicken Pit offers you, don’t do it.

If you had 18-22 correct you are "Rick Hendrick"
You have mastered all the subtle nuances of NASCAR. There are just a few things that trip you up (like why let go of Kyle Busch for Dale Earnhardt Jr.)  

If you had 23 correct you are "Richard Petty"
Simply put, you are The King. Take a victory lap, grow a mustache and wear 
dark sunglasses – you earned it.

Answer key
1 – Jamie McMurray
5 – Mark Martin
6 – David Ragan
9 – Kasey Kahne
11 – Denny Hamlin
12 – Brad Keselowski
14 – Tony Stewart
16 – Greg Biffle
20 – Joey Logano
24 – Jeff Gordon
31 – Jeff Burton
39 – Ryan Newman
48 – Jimmie Johnson
77 – Sam Hornish Jr.
78 – Regan Smith
83 – Brian Vickers
88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.
98 – Paul Menard
99 – Carl Edwards
00 – David Reutimann
11 – Darrell Waltrip
88 – Dale Jarrett
94 – Bill Elliott

All driver numbers verified on Jayski.com