By Craig on January 29, 2018
Think you can spot the difference between Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty, or pick Jimmie Johnson out of a crowd? Do you know which drivers go by the nicknames Wild Thing or Wonder Boy? If so, you might have what it takes to reach top speeds with this famous NASCAR drivers quiz!
Unlike many other sports, where the players take center stage, fans' eyes in NASCAR are often trained on the cars, rather than the drivers themselves. This means that even the biggest stars on the racetrack aren't quite as recognizable as top players in other sports. Sure, you'd know Tom Brady if you ran into him on the street, but would you be able to recognize 2017 Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch?
Of course, despite the fact that they're hidden behind fire-proof suits, mega-sized helmets and some of the world's fastest cars, it's the drivers themselves who put their lives on the line every time they sit behind the wheel. It's the drivers traveling at speeds of 200 miles per hour or more, where one wrong move could mean the difference between life and death, and it's the drivers that are remembered as legends of the sport long after they've finished their final laps.
Ready to prove your status as a top NASCAR fan? Put the pedal to the metal with this quiz!