Mrs. Oilpressure Trivia Answers

By Susan Phillips

Congratulations to Patti Nolan from the Chicago area, who got 29 of the 50 questions correct. I have heard from many it was harder than I thought it was. Thanks to everyone who entered and at least tried. Next time I’ll make it shorter and easier. Here are the correct answers:

1. What IndyCar driver was a professional rollerblade instructor to earn extra money? Tony Kanaan

2. What IndyCar driver won a Razor Scooter Championship at age 11? Josef Newgarden

3. Which Driver proposed to his wife at the Statue of Liberty? Oriol Servia

4. Which driver bred and raised Brudgerigars with their father when they were young? Scott Dixon

5. What sport did Conor Daly play in Middle School? Lacrosse

6. Where did George and I meet? What year was it? The University of Tennessee, 1977

7. What is my very favorite thing about attending the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America? Renting a Golf Cart

8. What are our dog’s names and what/who were they named for? Pippa, for Pippa Mann; and Maley, for the Jones & Maley Special (The Car on the Roof)

Name the drivers who own these pet(s). Name the pet(s).

9. Scott Dixon, George and Arthur

10. Josef Newgarden; MJ, Simba, Bumpy

11. Tony Kanaan: Turbo and Fredo

12. Alexander Rossi: Brunner

13. Simon Pagenaud: Norman, named for Lake Norman in North Carolina

14. Graham Rahal: Arrow. Extra points: This pet is an Ambassador for a cause, name that cause. One Cure

15. Scott Dixon, Otis

16. James Hinchcliffe, Lucy

17. Charlie Kimball, Taj

18. Marco Andretti, Moodie

19. What year did I attend my first Indy 500 and who won? What made it an atypical race? 2004, Buddy Rice, it was ended early by a tornado.

20. What driver’s first and only pet was a goldfish named “Jaws”? Max Chilton

21. What driver worked for his parent’s furniture store when he was young? Spencer Pigot

22. Who did I give my wedding flowers to after our wedding at IMS? Pippa Mann

23. Which driver was accepted to Stanford, but deferred his acceptance to pursue racing? Charlie Kimball

24. Which driver lost his front tooth from a team celebration event? Graham Rahal

25. Which driver is the only driver with whom I have ever taken a selfie? Josef Newgarden

26. Where did I have Tony Kanaan autograph my son’s shirt so I knew the shirt would remain intact? On the sleeve

27. If you wanted to go camping and needed equipment, which driver could sew you a tent that you would actually sleep under? He could also sew you some new seat covers for your ride. Will Power

28. Which driver celebrates every win by having tacos afterward? Colton Herta

29. Which driver had a cat named Oskar while growing up? Sébastien Bourdais

30. Which IndyCar driver is this? Matheus Leist

31. Name a driver who still drives the first vehicle he has ever owned? Alexander Rossi
Extra points: Make, model and year of vehicle. 1999 Chevy Silverado

32. Which driver’s parents owned a grocery store where he worked in each and every department as a youth? Simon Pagenaud

33. Which driver proposed to his wife in Venice, Italy? Graham Rahal

34. Which driver was accepted to MIT, but deferred his acceptance to pursue racing? JR Hildebrand

35. Oriol Servia holds what degree from what university? Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catlalonia

36. Which driver met his wife at the GP Long Beach in 2004? Ryan Hunter Reay

37. Name a driver who purchased his childhood home and spends all his free time there? Marco Andretti Bonus: Where is this home? Nazareth, PA

38. Which driver graduated from Butler University and what is his degree? Ed Carpenter, Marketing

39. Name a driver who played hockey in goal as a youth before pursuing a racing career? Marcus Ericsson

40. Name the driver who was featured in GQ magazine as an 11-year old karting prodigy? Santino Ferrucci

41. Which driver has a microbeer named for him? Extra points: name the beer and the brewery. James Hichcliffe, Flat Twelve Bierwerks, Hinchtown Hammer Down

42. What is Pato O’Ward’s favorite non-racing sport? Boxing

43. Name the driver that was a national high school cycling champion? Takuma Sato

44. Which driver wrote the book "99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16"? Zach Veach

45. What is the only recipe ever featured on Pork Tenderloin

46. Who are the oldest and youngest drivers competing for a spot in this year’s Indy 500 grid? Oriol Servia and Colton Herta

47. Which person in the IndyCar community do I seek out at every race, to have my picture made with? Frank! (Frank B.) with the Indy Racing Experience

48. What sport did Josef Newgarden play in high school? Baseball

49. Name a current driver that was born in Dallas, TX. Ryan Hunter-Reay

50. Name a current driver and former winner of the Indianapolis 500 that has had a beer named for him in the Indianapolis area. Takuma Sato – Sato 101 at Big Woods on Main Street in Speedway.

7 Responses to “Mrs. Oilpressure Trivia Answers”

  1. Woo Hoo. It really was hard. It was fun though learning more about the drivers. Thanks Susan!

  2. Ron Ford Says:

    Congratulations on another trivia contest well done. Perhaps you may wish to relax and celebrate at Tom Bealle’s Diner in Gasoline Alley or have a beer across from the track at Mate’s White Front Tavern where you might find some drivers hanging out.

  3. billytheskink Says:

    This thing was crazy hard, but very fun. Thank you Susan.

  4. Leslie E Bissell Says:

    Great questions Susan, hard though!

  5. Talón de Brea Says:

    Even as an Oilpressure reader, I probably would have gotten only about five or six — tough test! Fun and informative. Thanks, Susan!

  6. I learned many things today! Thanks Susan. Enjoy quali weekend.

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