INDY 500 TRIVIA QUESTION ANSWERS

QUESTION #2 ANSWER

In Indy 500 Trivia Question #2 we asked "Which of these Automobile Company namesakes never officially drove the pace car to lead off the race?

 

CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR ANSWER IS CORRECT!!!.

ANSWER G. CARL BENZ is CORRECT, but only partially.  

 

Remember, we said that the answer to his question is "tricky" so, you, must find the other correct answer to be ultimately correct.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although Carl (or Karl) Benz is credited with the invention of the two-stroke  or cycle gasoline fueled powered internal combustion engine, built the Benz Patent Motorwagen and founded  Benz & Companie Rheinische Gasmotoren-Fabrik or Benz Cie (Benz Company) - that would go on to form the  basis of the Mercedes Benz Company that we know today - he is not known or on record as having ever driven an Indianapolis 500-Mile Race event pace car.

Incorrect Answer Choices:

 

A. Fred Duesenberg drove the pace car at the 1923 event;

 

B. Louis Chevrolet drove in 1926;

 

C. Barney Oldfield drove in 1920 and 1922; 

 

D. Eddie Rickenbacker drove in 1925; and,

 

E. Harry C. Stutz drove in 1921.

How are you doing so far?  Tough, not so easy, right?

 

Good Job!

Now find the other correct answer to Question #2 or move on to Question #3 if you have done that successfully.

 

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