Sunday, May 18, 2008

a contest! a contest! 2.0

Jennifer’s 2nd Annual Indy 500 Contest
Last May I held a little Indy 500 trivia contest. I thought it was so much fun that I’d do it again.
The details
The person who correctly answers the most questions wins. Last year several of you really rocked it and got all of the questions correct. This year I’m adding some extra hard bonus questions. In further event of a tie, a winner will be chosen at random from the participants who correctly answered the most questions.

The prize will come from the official Gift Shop of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It might be something like this. Or something like this. Or this. Or this. Or even this. Or THIS!

The Deadline
Answers must be EMAILED here no later than Wednesday, May 21st, 7:00 p.m. (CST).

The Rest
Please DO NOT leave your answers in comments.
Yes, you can use the internet.

THE QUESTIONS
1) How many laps are run in the Indy 500?

2) Where was this year’s pole sitter born?

3) Who is the oldest driver to qualify for this year’s Indy 500?

4) Who is the second youngest driver to qualify for this year's 500?

5) Which of the following celebrities is not part owner of an IndyCar team?

a. David Letterman
b. Harrison Ford
c. Paul Newman
d. Patrick Dempsey
e. Jason Priestly


6) Which 2008 Indy 500 qualifier won the 2007 Indy Lites Freedom 100?

7) Which driver will compete in this weekend's Indy 500 and Indy Lites Firestone Freedom 100?

8) Who is the tallest of the female drivers qualified for this year’s 500?

9) Which driver is the nephew of an Indy 500 winner?

10) Who drives the # 10 car? In which position will that driver start? Name one of his/her sponsors.

BONUS QUESTIONS
- Which direction are the drivers facing when they cross the start/finish line?
- Which former driver and 2008 Race Day color commentator is an Indy 500 champion?
- Which driver is “lovin’ it?”

God speed. Vaya con dios. And good luck.
Remember, please email your answers.
Do not leave in comments.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

golly. i shouldn't even try this. can i get points for guessing?
1. 44
2. Lithuania
3. Richard Petty?
4. Kyle Petty (i know it's not NASCAR, but i can't think of any other names... .sorry!)
5.b. harrison ford
6. Danica
7. Danica (the only name i know!)
8. Danica
9. Danica
10. Danica/ Pepsi

Bonus
1. they face east
2. Tom Jones
3. Danica?

so i hope this gives you some laughs, teacher, when you're marking up my test with your red pen!

John said...

No. 2 is Poland.