While the Centennial State has zero races on the NASCAR calendar each year, there’s no denying stock car racing has a hold on sports fans in the state — and Colorado sportsbooks.
The state’s favorite NASCAR driver these days is a popular one, with series veteran Martin Truex Jr. pulling in the most support among Colorado residents, with the state joining two others (South Dakota and Utah) in picking the New Jersey native as their driver of choice.
With the NASCAR Cup Series starting this month and the Daytona 500 just over a week away, BetColorado.com utilized Google Trends by checking “NASCAR” over the past 12 months (Feb. 7, 2023 to Feb. 7, 2024) to find the most searched NASCAR driver in search volume in that state. Any full-time or part-time NASCAR Cup Series driver was included.
NASCAR Driver Popularity Ranked Among States
With a Bet365 Colorado bonus code you can get +433 odds on Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR season championship. Truex Jr. is listed at +900.
Martin Truex Jr. Most Popular NASCAR Driver in CO
Of the dozens of drivers on the NASCAR circuit, five generated more support on a state-by-state basis than Colorado’s favorite driver, with Truex Jr. finishing behind Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson (eight states each), as well as Kyle Busch (seven states), Bubba Wallace (five states) and Jimmie Johnson (four states).
Truex has wracked up 34 wins across 642 races, with his last win coming at the 2023 Crayon 301 in New Hampshire, which helped push the 43-year-old into a three-way tie for sixth, popularity wise.
Truex Jr. will look to pick up his 35th series win come Feb. 18, when NASCAR returns to the shores of the Atlantic at Daytona International Speedway, For his fans in Colorado, the closest the Truex will come to the state’s limits is when the series goes through Phoenix on March 10 and Nov. 10, or Las Vegas on Oct. 20. Colorado betting apps list Truex Jr. as +2000 to win at Daytona. Blaney is the favorite at +900.
Popular NASCAR Drivers FAQs
Martin Truex Jr. is the most popular NASCAR driver in Colorado and it's no surprise. Truex Jr. won his first championship racing for Denver-based Furniture Row Racing in the 78 car in 2017. He's since raced the #19 car for Joe Gibbs Racing where he still competes to this day.