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1. Who was the fellow racer that pulled Roberts from his burning car in the 1964 World 600?

A. Fred Lorenzen; B. David Pearson; C. Richard Petty; D. Ned Jarrett

2. Roberts swept a record four races at Daytona International Speedway in 1962 -- including the Daytona 500 and the Firecracker 250 -- driving the No. 22 Pontiac. Name the legendary car builder and crew chief of that car?

Smokey Yunick

3. What area high school did Roberts' attend?

A. Mainland; B. Seabreeze; C. Father Lopez; D. New Smyrna Beach

4. Where was Roberts born?

Born in Tavares and grew up in Apopka

5. At what university did Roberts study mechanical engineering before quitting to pursue to a career in racing?

A. The University of Florida; B. University of Central Florida; C. Jacksonville; D. Florida State

6. What year was Roberts inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Ala.?

A. 1985; B. 1990; C. 1992; D. 1995

7. How many NASCAR victories did Roberts earn in his career?

A. 25; B. 28; C. 30; D. 33

8. Glenn was actually Roberts' middle name. What was Roberts' first name?

Edward

9. Which below is something Roberts' never won?

A. Winston Cup championship (formerly known as the Grand National Championship); However, he was 2nd in his first year of competition, 1950; B. Daytona 500; C. Southern 500; D. Firecracker 250/400

10. How many victories did Roberts earn at Daytona International Speedway?

A. 5; B. 6; C. 8; D. 10

11. What type of car did Roberts drive when he competed in the 1962 24 Hours of LeMans?

Ferrari

12. What's the name of the local cemetery where Roberts is buried?

Bellevue Memorial Gardens (Now named Daytona Memorial Park on Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach
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