Can You Match the NASCAR Driver to His Car?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo
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About This Quiz

Don't worry, this quiz won't have you going in circles!

When it comes to high-octane excitement and putting fans on the edge of their seats, NASCAR undoubtedly fits that bill perfectly. From its humble beginnings in the 1940s, NASCAR has now grown to have well over 1000 races each year; at over 100 tracks; in 39 states in the U.S. as well as Mexico, Europe, Canada and even Japan. In NASCAR, the cars that are driven in the races are oftentimes equally as famous as the racers themselves. In fact, with the promotional products that are made (like die-cast cars) the car will sometimes end up outshining their owners at times! 

In this quiz, we've taken a wide selection of some of the most skilled names in stock-car racing and at the same time taken one of the cars that they have driven during their career. We don't want to see if you can name the NASCAR driver by looking at their portrait; instead we want to see if you can match the NASCAR driver to their car! So, are you ready to shifts gears, put the pedal to the metal, and then get first place in this quiz? Then jump into this challenge right now!

The No. 43 Plymouth Superbird is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Richard Petty. He won the NASCAR Championship seven times and also won a record 200 races during his career.

The No. 3 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. In February 2001, Earnhardt was killed instantly after a collision during the final lap of the Daytona 500.

The No. 2 Ford Thunderbird is a car that has been driven by Rusty Wallace. He is a member of four of stock car racing's major halls of fame; including the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

The No. 26 Ford Galaxie is a car that has been driven by legendary Junior Johnson. He is credited as the first to use the drafting technique in stock car racing.

The No. 28 Ford Thunderbird is a car that was driven by Davey Allison. He died while trying to land his newly acquired Hughes 369HS helicopter at Talladega Superspeedway.

The No. 87 1957 Chevrolet is a car that was driven by early racer Buck Baker. In 1957, he became the first driver to win two consecutive championships in the series.

The No. 88 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Darrell Waltrip. He is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and a three-time NASCAR Cup Series runner-up.

The No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet is a car that was driven by fan favorite Jeff Gordon. Now retired, he is currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR, and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports.

The No. 1 Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Donnie Allison. He was part of the "Alabama Gang," and is the brother of 1983 champion Bobby Allison.

The No. 18 Toyota Camry is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Kyle Busch. He holds the record for the most Xfinity Series wins in a season with 13 in 2010, and the most overall with 92.

The No. 42 1956 Dodge Coronet is a car that was driven by Lee Petty. He was one of the pioneers of NASCAR and also the father of Richard Petty; who is one of the most successful stock car racing drivers of all time.

The No. 17 Ford Fusion is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Stenhouse was the 2010 Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year and won back-to-back Nationwide Series championships in 2011 and 2012.

The No. 6 1969 Dodge Daytona is a car that was driven by Buddy Baker. He won the 1980 Daytona 500 and was also a television commentator.

The No. 94 Ford Thunderbird was Bill Elliott's ride. He won the 1988 Winston Cup Championship and garnered 44 wins in that series.

The No. 17 Ford Fusion is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Matt Kenseth. He won the NASCAR Rookie of the Year title in 2000 and the championship in 2003.

The No. 22 1957 Ford is a car that was driven by racing legend Fireball Roberts. He died on May 24, 1964, at the World 600 in Charlotte while trying to avoid a collision on the track between two other drivers.

The No. 11 Chevelle Laguna is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Cale Yarborough. He is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships.

The No. 11 1967 Ford Fairlane was driven by legendary racer Mario Andretti. To date, he remains the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500, Daytona 500 and the Formula One World Championship.

The No. 2 1932 Ford Hardtop was driven by the legendary A.J. Foyt. He holds the USAC career wins record (159) and the American championship racing career wins record (67).

The No. 47 Toyota Camry is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Bobby Labonte. He is also the uncle of former Xfinity Series race winner Justin Labonte and an analyst on NASCAR RaceDay.

The No. 20 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo is a car driven by Tony Stewart. He is a three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion.

The No. 72 1968 Chevelle LMS is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Benny Parsons. He was a 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and the 1973 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champion.

The No. 22 1983 Buick Regal is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Bobby Allison. He is one of NASCAR’s most revered drivers and won the Daytona 500 three times in 1978, 1982 and 1988.

The No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Jimmie Johnson. He is a seven-time champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

The No. 4 Ford Fusion is a car that has been driven by NASCAR competitor Kevin Harvick. He is the third of only five drivers who have won a championship in both the Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series.

The No. 6 1992 Ford Thunderbird is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver Mark Martin. He finished second in the Sprint Cup Series standings five times, and has been referred to as "The best driver to never win a championship."

The No. 8 Chevrolet was the ride for Dale Earnhardt Jr. He is a two-time Daytona 500 winner, with both wins being 10 years apart (2004 and 2014).

The No. 3 1961 Pontiac is a car that has been driven by professional auto racing driver David Pearson. He ended his first season by winning the 1960 NASCAR Rookie of the Year award and won three championships (1966, 1968, and 1969).

The No. 92 Hudson Hornet was driven by Herb Thomas. He is notably one of NASCAR's most successful drivers in the 1950s.

The No. 41 1965 Ford Galaxie is a car that has been driven by Curtis Turner. In 1999, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

The No. 88 Ford Taurus was Dale Jarrett's ride. He is the son of 2-time Grand National Champion Ned Jarrett, younger brother of Glenn Jarrett, father of former driver Jason Jarrett and cousin of Todd Jarrett.

The No. 25 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was driven by Tim Richmond. He won seven races in the 1986 season, more than any other driver on the tour, but he finished third in points.

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