First Man to Win the Brickyard 400
Update: Here’s a hint — it is not Jeff Gordon. Here is the answer.
NASCAR Indy Trivia Contest
Who was the first man to win NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?
Big Bill France first approached the bigwigs at Indy about running a stock car race at Indy in the 1950′s but the Indy folks would have nothing to do with the rowdy stock car crowd.
So Big Bill decided to build his own track. You might have heard of it. A little place called Daytona International Speedway.
It would take about 40 years for the folks at Indy to come around and invite the NASCAR drivers over for what was originally going to be a one race deal called the Brickyard 400.
But the bosses at Indy didn’t really want the race to be a success. They even blocked off 20,000 seats from ticket sales so that the Brickyard 400 wouldn’t outsell the Indy 500.
So here’s the trivia question. Who was the first man to win NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 at Indy.
Think you know who it was? Leave your answer below. We’ll draw from all the correct answers. The winner gets a license plate featuring the first man to win the Brickyard.