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Have you ever been asked a trivia question and been shocked at the answer? Well, today, we have the answers to some of these random trivia questions! Which NASCAR facts are true, but they seem to just make zero sense?

NASCAR Reddit put together a thread for this very topic. Many little-known NASCAR facts have a home in this small Reddit thread.

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This is true. Lee Petty protested the lap count following the race, contending that his son was a lap down. Shockingly enough, Lee won the protest, and Richard was demoted to second. I think it’s safe to say it all evened out when Richard’s career was over with.

Yes, this is factually correct. Tony Stewart never won a Daytona 500 or a Southern 500 or a Coca-Cola 600, but he did win two Brickyard 400s. Austin Dillon has won a Daytona 500 and a Coca-Cola 600.

And indeed, Cole Custer won a Cup Series race at Kentucky in the summer of 2020. William Byron did not win his first race until the final race of the regular season that year.

He won his 125 mile qualifier from 1990 until 1999. He also started on the pole in four of those races, meaning that he started in either the first or second row in 10 consecutive Daytona 500s.

He ran a Nash and a Chevrolet in back-to-back NASCAR starts. Look it up, it’s on

This raises an even bigger question, how in the world did Ty Dillon qualify for the Clash in the first place?

The car did get a sixth place finish at the track NASCAR is going to this weekend, Pocono. Back in 1975 with Carl Adams driving.

Bring this up to S1apSh0es, I dare you. He will respond to this quite well.

J.D. McDuffie also holds the distinction of having the most last place finishes in NASCAR history. He also finished as high as ninth in the points in 1971. What a strange NASCAR career.

The Cup Series does have a driver from Mississippi though. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is from Mississippi.

Remember when James Hylton tried to qualify for the Daytona 500 in 2007? It was one of the most interesting NASCAR stories of that Speedweeks.

Now this is a first for me. Bristol maintains its high banks, and Nashville maintains relatively high banks. Bristol is still far more banked though.

It’s not a YouTube video, but it’s pretty close right? The Daily Downforce did it first.

He sure was. He also led one lap that season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Seven year old me hated to see Gordon unable to win this Championship. He won six races that season, and he held a seemingly insurmountable points lead heading into the Playoffs. Then Jimmie Johnson happened.

You can go back further and five of the previous seven, meaning 37 in 39 years. The names, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Chase Elliott. Will Chase Elliott take his name off of the ballot in future seasons?

Wood Brothers Racing as a company has yet to win a Cup Series Championship. Primarily because they have not run full-time for the majority of their existence. They did not run a full-time season until 1985.

Imagine Greg Biffle racing in NASCAR in 1989. Greg Biffle racing against Rusty Wallace, Dale Earnhardt, and the like. Then being a veteran by the time the 2000s rolled around and having a Kevin Harvick-type of retirement tour

Ryan Preece was running in the modifieds while Joey Logano was running in the Cup Series. Quite an interesting look into a couple of different NASCAR careers.

NASCAR has plenty of fun facts that make for interesting trivia question answers. With each passing day, more little-known facts continue to become reality when it comes to NASCAR. Maybe they can continue to be added to this Reddit thread as time goes on.

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