We’ve seen it time and time again: sports categories on Jeopardy! mostly trip up contestants, whether it’s ones about the New York Yankees or five questions about football.
Give credit where it’s due for Tuesday’s episode. The contestants got a category all about NASCAR with drivers giving them the clues, and they did pretty decently. A couple of the clues had some nods in them that made it a little easier, but so what? It counts!
So let’s see how well you’d do. Here are the clues:
$200 — I’m William Byron; My Number 24 car is a Camaro ZL1 1LE by this automaker.
$400 — I’m Kevin Harvick; I might have only won one NASCAR Cup Series points race in 2007, but I sure did make it count, winning this event, the Super Bowl of stock car racing, by .02 seconds.
$600 — I’m Brad Keselowski; during my run for the NASCAR season title in 2012, I decided I wanted to go fast, just like Will Ferrell, and win the Aaron’s 499 at this Alabama superspeedway.
$800 — I’m Jimmie Johnson; I know a little something about coming in first in the First State, having won 11 times at the International Speedway named for this state capital
$1,000 — I’m Aric Almirola; I won the 2014 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona driving for the Number 43 motor sports team of this NASCAR legend on the 30th anniversary of his 200th win that came on the same track.
The answers are below the clip, which saw contestant Alex nail the $200 and $600 ones. Kevin got the $800 clue.
$200 — What is Chevy?
$400 — What is the Daytona 500?
$600 — What is Talladega?
$800 — What is Dover?
$1,000 — Who is Richard Petty?
How did you do?