The Formula 1 vs. Sprint Cup Quiz

The Formula 1 vs. Sprint Cup Quiz
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Do you prefer your race cars with open wheels and aerodynamic wings, or with full fenders racing on oval tracks? Find a new appreciation for "the other side" with this Formula 1 vs. Sprint Cup quiz.
Which series debuted in 1946?
Formula 1
The first race held under the Formula 1 rules was the Turin Grand Prix in 1946.
Sprint Cup

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Which series had a lower-ranked division of supercharged cars called the Voiturette division?
Formula 1
The Voiturette division eventually became Formula 2.
Sprint Cup

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Which series was dominated by V10 engines in the early 2000s?
Formula 1
V10 engines offered Formula 1 teams a compromise between horsepower and fuel efficiency.
Sprint Cup

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In which series are pit stops completed in about 12 seconds?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
A Sprint Cup pit stop requires athleticism and skill to get the car in and out of the pit stall in 12 seconds.

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In which series is refueling during the race banned?
Formula 1
F1 cars run an entire race on a single tank of fuel, improving pit safety and eliminating fuel-saving strategies as a way to win a race.
Sprint Cup

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Which series' championship was won by Mario Andretti in 1978?
Formula 1
While Andretti did compete in NASCAR races, winning the Daytona 500 in 1967, he won the F1 championship in 1978.
Sprint Cup

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Which series allows only six crew members (with a seventh later in the race) over the wall during pit stops?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
The limit on crew members over the wall and refueling speed means Sprint Cup pit stops are unlikely to get much faster than 12 seconds.

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The cars use turbocharged engines in which series (as of 2016)?
Formula 1
F1 reintroduced turbocharged engines in 2014.
Sprint Cup

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Which series' cars generate between 700 and 800 horsepower?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
The horsepower of Sprint Cup cars is artificially restricted to improve competition and safety -- as of 2016 the engines output 725 horsepower.

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Which series began racing at Austin, Texas, in 2012?
Formula 1
F1 began racing the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin in 2012.
Sprint Cup

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Cars that are capable of producing well over 3,000 pounds of aerodynamic downforce race in which series?
Formula 1
The aerodynamic design of an F1 car produces so much downforce one could theoretically drive upside down in a tunnel at high speed.
Sprint Cup

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Which series' championship has car owner Rick Hendrick won 11 times (as of 2016)?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
Hendrick won six of his 11 Sprint Cup titles with driver Jimmie Johnson.

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Which series' championship did Michael Schumacher win seven times?
Formula 1
Schumacher won two F1 titles in the mid 1990s, then dominated the series from 2000 to 2004.
Sprint Cup

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Which series' championship was won by a car powered by a Ford engine every year from 1968 through 1974?
Formula 1
Several different drivers in various makes of car won the F1 title from 1968 to 1974, but all of them had Ford engines.
Sprint Cup

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Which series last suffered an on-track fatality in 2001?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
The last driver to be killed in a Sprint Cup race was Dale Earnhardt in 2001.

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In which series did Jim Clark race in the 1960s?
Formula 1
The British Clark won in the Indy 500 once, but he's known as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time.
Sprint Cup

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Which series' championship was won by a Toyota in 2015?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
Kyle Busch drove a Toyota to the Sprint Cup championship in 2015, the manufacturer's first Sprint Cup championship.

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Which series drives exclusively on road and street courses?
Formula 1
A Formula 1 race has never been held on an oval track.
Sprint Cup

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Which series has 21 races on the schedule for 2016?
Formula 1
Because the teams travel all over the world for races, F1 doesn’t always race every week during the season.
Sprint Cup

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The top speed record for one of the series is 212 mph. Which series?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
Bill Elliott set the 212 mph top speed record for Sprint Cup in 1987. The record for an F1 car is over 230 mph.

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Which series has raced more times at Watkins Glen International Speedway?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
F1 raced at the Glen 20 times between the 1960s and 1980s, but the Sprint Cup series has raced at Watkins Glen 33 times (as of 2015).

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Which series was dominated by McLaren in the 1980s and early 90s?
Formula 1
The McLaren factory team won seven F1 championships between 1984 and 1991.
Sprint Cup

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In which series did Cale Yarborough compete in the 1970s and 80s?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
Yarborough won three Sprint Cup titles in 1976, 1977 and 1978.

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Which series didn't allow fuel-injected engines until 2012?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
The 2012 Daytona 500 was the first Sprint Cup race to allow fuel injection.

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Which series uses a drag reduction system to increase top speeds and increase passing opportunities?
Formula 1
In predetermined zones on the track, an F1 driver can activate DRS, flattening the wing angle to reduce drag and increase speed.
Sprint Cup

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In which series does a virtual safety car restrict speeds during on-track incidents?
Formula 1
Formula 1 introduced new procedures to slow cars while track crews are clearing prior incidents following the death of Jules Bianchi in 2014.
Sprint Cup

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Which series uses standing starts, in which the cars accelerate from stationary positions when the initial green flag is given to begin the race?
Formula 1
F1 uses standing starts, while all Sprint Cup starts are rolling starts, with the cars moving at reduced speed prior to the waving of the green flag.
Sprint Cup

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Which series uses the "green-white-checker" rule, which may cause the race to run for additional laps if there is a late caution?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
Sprint Cup's green-white-checker rule is intended to prevent races from frequently ending during a caution period, since fans prefer to see cars race to the finish.

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Which series uses a beneficiary rule, allowing the first lapped car behind the leader to regain a lost lap during a caution period?
Formula 1
Sprint Cup
NASCAR implemented the beneficiary rule, sometimes known as the lucky dog or free pass, in 2003.

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Which series uses an elimination qualifying system?
Formula 1
F1 introduced elimination qualifying in 2016. During qualification sessions, slower drivers are gradually eliminated until the fastest drivers compete for the top qualifying positions.
Sprint Cup

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