WHAT’S YOUR NASCAR IQ?

Do you have the strategic mind to out-wit four-time champ Chad Knaus?  Could you make better moves that Owner/Driver Tony Stewart?  Test your NASCAR IQ in this challenge.  Identify as many drivers by their number as possible (answers at the bottom) see where you rank amongst NASCAR’s greats.

If you had 0-5 correct answers: You’re 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 pitroad.  While all the other guys are checking tire guns and planning mid-race strategy, you’re refilling water bottles.

6-10 correct answers: You’re Paul Menard
You 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 1st). 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 we’ll see you in the Chase (you don’t know what that is yet, but it’s a good thing). 

11-17 correct: You’re Stroker Ace
You race with reckless abandonment 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 (Canonball 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.

18-22: You are Rick Hendrick
You have mastered all the subtle nuances of NASCAR (probably to the 
determent of all your personal relationships).  There are just a few things 
that trip you up (like why let go of Kyle Busch for Dale Jr).  

23: You are Richard Petty
Simply put, you are The King.  Take a victory lap, grow a mustache and wear 
dark sunglasses – you’ve earned it.

Answer Key
1 – Jamie McMurray
5 – Mark Martin
6 – David Ragan
9 – Kasey Kahne
11 – Denny Hamlin
12 – Brad Keslowski
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 Walltrip
88 – Dale Jarett
94 – Bill Elliot

All 2010 Drivers verified by Jayski.com