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The Sports Page: September 2014

9/1: Who has tied for the most NASCAR Cup Series championships?

Answer:

Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt

They both won seven championships.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/2: Who has won the most consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championships?

Answer:

Jimmie Johnson

Johnson won five championships in a row.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/3: Who was the youngest NASCAR Cup Series champion?

Answer:

Bill Rexford

Rexford was 23 years old when he won.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/4: Who was the oldest NASCAR Cup Series champion?

Answer:

Bobby Allison

Allison was 45 years old at the time.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/5: Who was the youngest Daytona 500 winner?

Answer:

Trevor Bayne

Bayne was just 20 years old when he won in 2011.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/8: Who had the highest percentage of wins in Formula One racing?

Answer:

Juan Manuel Fangio

Fangio had a 46.15 win percentage.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/9: Who had the most wins in a single Formula One racing season?

Answer:

Michael Schumacher

Schumacher is actually tied with Sebastian Vettel with 13 wins in a season, but Schumacher has the better win percentage.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/10: Who had the highest percentage of wins in a single Formula One season?

Answer:

Alberto Ascari

Ascari had a 75% win percentage in 1952.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/11: Which Formula One driver drove the most races before finally winning?

Answer:

Mark Webber

Webber finally won his 130th race, the 2009 German Grand Prix.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/12: Who won a Formula One race from the furthest back on the start grid?

Answer:

John Watson

Watson won the 1983 United States Grand Prix West in spite of starting in the 22nd position.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

Answer:

23

Among them are Troy Aikman, Bob Griese, and Jim Kelly.

This trivia found at http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/

 

 

9/16: How many Hall of Famers have played for the New York Giants?

Answer:

29

This list most recently includes Michael Strahan.

This trivia found at http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/

 

 

9/17: Which college has produced the most Pro Football Hall of Famers?

Answer:

University of Southern California

USC has produced 11 Hall of Famers so far, like Frank Gifford and, uh… OJ Simpson.

This trivia found at http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/

 

 

9/18: How many modern era tight ends are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Answer:

8

This list includes Dave Casper and Mike Ditka.

This trivia found at http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/

 

 

9/19: How many linebackers are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Answer:

25

Dick Butkus and Harry Carson are part of this list.

This trivia found at http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/

 

 

9/22: Who is the only soccer player to win the European Golden Shoe in two different leagues?

Answer:

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo won the shoe in the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/23: Who was the first soccer player to score consecutively against all teams in a professional league?

Answer:

Lionel Messi

Messi is neck and neck with Ronaldo for the best player in soccer.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/24: Who scored the “Goal of the Century” in soccer?

Answer:

Diego Maradona

Maradona scored it against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/25: Which great English soccer player had to retire from war injuries?

Answer:

Vivian Woodward

Woodward's career peaked around 1910, but he had to retire after injuries suffered in World War I.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/26: Who was the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1995 and '97?

Answer:

Alan Shearer

Shearer was considered one of the best strikers in the world in his prime.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/29: What is the most consecutive home runs allowed by an MLB pitcher?

Answer:

Four

Paul Foytack, Chase Wright, and Dave Bush all share the dubious distinction.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

 

 

9/30: Who won the 2006 World Baseball Classic?

Answer:

Japan

Japan defeated Cuba in the finals.

This trivia found at www.wikipedia.com

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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