Quiz: How Much Do You Know About American Open-Wheel Racing?
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How Much Do You Know About American Open-Wheel Racing?
By: Robin Tyler
Image: Wiki Commons via Carey Akin

About This Quiz

In many people's minds, open-wheel racing is the BEST form of car racing. They would choose it above any other kind of racing, including NASCAR, 24-hour endurance racing, touring cars and go-karts, for example.

But what makes open-wheel racing so exciting? Well, it has a rich history and time and time again, it has proved that close racing is something people want to see. And in American open-wheel racing, this is certainly what they get with driver skill often playing a crucial part in separating evenly matched cars.

Of course, the race they all want to win is the big daddy of the sport, the Indy 500. Held for over 100 years, this race comes with not only an incredible history but with the honor and prestige only a top race such as this can give. If you win the Indy 500, you certainly have made it in open-wheel racing in America. And some drivers have won it four times!

Just how much do you know about open-wheel racing in America? Here, we are primarily talking about IndyCar series or the various names that it has been called over the years.

Let's see how you do!

Start your engine and go!

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How many seats will you find in a car in American open-wheel racing?
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How much fuel does an Indy Car carry?
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In what year was the first open-wheel race held in the United States?
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In what year was the first drivers' championship for open-wheel racing in America held using a points system?
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When was the Indy 500 first held?
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What is the nickname of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where the Indy 500 is held?
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Who was the first winner of the Indy 500?
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Which vehicle did the first winner of the Indy 500 drive?
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Open wheel racing is a dangerous sport. Who was the first person to die at the Indy 500?
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Who was the last driver to lose his life at the Indy 500?
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Which board governs open-wheel racing in the United States?
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In American open-wheel racing, most circuits are ______ in shape.
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Of course, there are other circuits normally using roads around a city. What are these called?
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Who is the current (2018) IndyCar series champion?
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Who is the most successful driver in American open-wheel racing?
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How many championships did AJ Foyt win between 1959 and 1981?
7
1
3
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How many races did AJ Foyt win during 1959 and 1981?
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Who won the Indy 500 in 2018?
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Which Hollywood actor was heavily involved in open-wheel racing in America, and had part ownership in a team?
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Which of these drivers is NOT an open-wheel racer at events in America?
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Which of these drivers IS an open-wheel racer at events in America?
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Who was the first female driver to win an open-wheel event?
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Who was the first female to compete at the Indy 500?
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Which of these drivers has won both the CART open-wheel championship and a Formula 1 championship?
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Which Formula One driver gave up the chance to race at the Monaco Grand Prix to compete in the 2017 Indy 500?
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In what year did the winning driver first clock an average speed of over 100 mph at the Indy 500?
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Name the Hollywood blockbuster that revolves around open-wheel racing in the United States.
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What fuel do cars in the Indycar series use?
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What does the winner of the Indy 500 traditionally drink after the race?
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