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NASCAR: Who Is The Most Popular Driver In Your State?

Have you ever wondered who the most popular NASCAR driver in your state was? Well we here at Beyond The Flag are here to help you find that answer. After hours of searching the Google search database, we have complied a list of the most searched for NASCAR drivers in each state. This data is based on people googling a drivers name using the Google search engine. The time frame for these statistics is based on the last 12 months.

Although these numbers are fairly accurate in regards to who was the most searched; these numbers may not correlate to the driver that the majority in the state root for. A driver can be searched multiple times for many different reasons however most NASCAR fans don’t waste their time googling drivers that they do no root for. Here is the breakdown of the two most searched for drivers in each state.

Most Searched Driver
Second Most Searched Driver
AlabamaDale Earnhardt Jr.Danica Patrick
ArizonaDanica PatrickJeff Gordon
ArkansasDanica PatrickDale Earnhardt Jr.
California AJ AllmendingerKyle Larson
Colorado Danica PatrickJeff Gordon
Connecticut Joey LoganoJeff Gordon
DelawareDanica PatrickDenny Hamlin
Florida Danica Patrick Dale Earnhardt Jr.
GeorgiaChase ElliottDavid Ragan
IdahoJeff GordonTony Stewart
Illinois Danica PatrickDale Earnhardt Jr.
IndianaJeff GordonKyle Busch
IowaTony StewartJimmie Johnson
KansasClint Bowyer Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Kentucky Michael WaltripDanica Patrick
Louisiana Danica PatrickJimmie Johnson
MaineDanica Patrick Jeff Gordon
Maryland Danica PatrickJimmie Johnson
Massachusetts Danica PatrickJeff Gordon
Michigan Carl EdwardsDanica Patrick
Minnesota Danica PatrickJeff Gordon
MississippiDale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmie Johnson
MissouriCarl EdwardsDale Earnhardt Jr.
MontanaJeff GordonBrad Keselowski
NebraskaDanica PatrickTony Stewart
NevadaDanica PatrickKyle Busch
New HampshireDanica PatrickTony Stewart
New JerseyMartin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson
New MexicoJeff GordonDanica Patrick
New YorkDanica PatrickBrad Keselowski
North CarolinaDale Earnhardt Jr.Matt Kenseth
North DakotaDale Earnhardt Jr. Kevin Harvick
OhioDanica PatrickJeff Gordon
Oklahoma Jimmie JohnsonDale Earnhardt Jr.
OregonDanica PatrickKasey Kahne
Pennsylvania Dale Earnhardt Jr. Danica Patrick
Rhode IslandJeff GordonDale Earnhardt Jr.
South Carolina Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jimmie Johnson
South DakotaDale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon
TennesseeTrevor BayneRicky Stenhouse Jr.
TexasKurt BuschJimmie Johnson
UtahDanica PatrickJimmie Johnson
VermontJeff GordonKyle Larson
Virginia Jeff Burton Clint Bowyer
West Virginia Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kasey Kahne
Washington Kasey KahneDanica Patrick
WisconsinMatt KensethJeff Gordon
Wyoming Tony StewartRyan Newman

The most surprising part might be the amount of times that Danica Patrick’s name appears on the chart. Then again, Patrick does have over 1 million Twitter followers so it’s safe to assume she has plenty of fans. Is it possible that Patrick’s fans just so happen to Google her a lot and other fans don’t Google their favorite drivers?

Sure, anything is possible.

However it is also plausible that Patrick is simply more popular than the general NASCAR population gives her credit for. The above chart has a lot of information to process; below is a chart that breaks down how many times a driver was the most or second most searched in a state.

# Of States Most Searched In
# Second Most Searched In
Danica Patrick186
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 87
Jeff Gordon69
Tony Stewart23
Carl Edwards20
Kasey Kahne12
Jeff Burton10
Kurt Busch10
Trevor Bayne10
Jimmie Johnson18
Martin Truex Jr.10
Matt Kenseth11
Michael Waltrip10
Clint Bowyer11
Chase Elliott10
Joey Logano10
AJ Allmendinger10
Ryan Newman01
Kyle Larson02
Kevin Harvick01
Brad Keselowski02
David Ragan01
Denny Hamlin01

What is your take on the above information? Is the most searched driver in your state the one that you just so happen to root for? Are there any other surprises on the list that you were not expecting?

Christopher Olmstead is the Editor of on the FanSided Network. Follow us on Twitter @Beyond_The_Flag and “Like” us on Facebook.


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