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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672758 You're from where? You%27re+from+where%3F+ NASCAR

NASCAR racing isn't just for Southerners anymore.

This season's crop of NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers represent 22 states and two countries. Which area brings the most to the field these days?

Let's take a look:

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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665503 Arkansas Arkansas NASCAR

Some states have enjoyed success in the sport for so long they have become synonymous with it. Such is the case with Arkansas, which has had a lengthy NASCAR run courtesy of one driver.

Who is it?

  • Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30674778 California California NASCAR

This West Coast state has become the hotbed for NASCAR drivers. Seven current Sprint Cup drivers hail from this state, including two who have tallied a total of nine championships in recent years.

Who is representing the state?

  • AJ Allmendinger, Penske Racing
  • David Gilliland, Front Row Motorsports
  • Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports
  • Robby Gordon, Robby Gordon Motorsports
  • Kevin Harvick, Richard Childress Racing
  • Jimmie Johnson (pictured), Hendrick Motorsports
  • Casey Mears, Germain Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672803 Connecticut Connecticut NASCAR

The Northeast region state has a small but potent hold on the Sprint Cup Series.

Which driver carries the banner for Connecticut?

  • Joey Logano, Joe Gibbs Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30673935 Florida Florida NASCAR

The state of Florida, home to both the season-opening Daytona 500 and the championship-determining weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, provides three drivers to the series this season:

  • Aric Almirola, Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Joe Nemechek, NEMCO Motorsports
  • David Reutimann (pictured), Michael Waltrip Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665500 Georgia Georgia+ NASCAR

Bill Elliott put Georgia on the map for modern fans, but he's no longer contending full time in the Cup ranks.

Which Georgia native is?

  • David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672806 Illinois Illinois NASCAR

Look for the Illinois entry to bring lots of attention to the Sprint Cup ranks this year.

Who is it?

  • Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30673963 Indiana Indiana+ NASCAR

While Indiana is known for its ties to open-wheel racing, primarily because of the prestigious Indianapolis 500, this state has enjoyed a string of successful drivers in the Sprint Cup ranks, as well.

Which Cup drivers hail from the state?

  • Ryan Newman, Stewart-Haas Racing
  • Tony Stewart (pictured), Stewart-Haas Racing
  • David Stremme, Inception Motorsports
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665497 Iowa Iowa NASCAR

Iowa is now home to a track that hosts Nationwide Series races annually, but there's also a Cup driver who hails from the area.

Who grew up in Iowa?

  • Landon Cassill, Phoenix Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672794 Kansas Kansas NASCAR

The state of Kansas has enjoyed a rather successful run in the Sprint Cup ranks in recent years — courtesy of a driver who continually challenges for the Chase.

Who's from Kansas?

  • Clint Bowyer, Michael Waltrip Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665494 Kentucky Kentucky NASCAR

This southern state has been home to a host of Sprint Cup drivers over the years. Now, only one remains to carry the banner for Kentucky.

Who is it?

  • Michael Waltrip, Michael Waltrip Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30673938 Michigan Michigan NASCAR

Michigan is home to the heart of the American auto industry, Detroit. However, the state has spawned just one current competitor in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series:

  • Brad Keselowski, Penske Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672800 Missouri Missouri NASCAR

The Show Me State has done just that in recent years with a competitive pair carrying its banner.

Who brings the power from Missouri?

  • Carl Edwards (pictured), Roush Fenway Racing
  • Jamie McMurray, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672788 New Jersey New+Jersey+ NASCAR

New Jersey is proud to have a native son contending for wins in the NASCAR ranks. Who represents this state?

  • Martin Truex Jr., Michael Waltrip Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665499 Nevada Nevada NASCAR

Las Vegas becomes a NASCAR town twice a year now, first for the annual race weekend at the track and then for the season-ending awards ceremony.

Which drivers enjoy returning home to Nevada for the race?

  • Kurt Busch (pictured), Phoenix Racing
  • Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672787 New York New+York+ NASCAR

New York is a huge state, but one with only one representative in the NASCAR Sprint Cup ranks this season. Still, it brings a winner to the table:

  • Regan Smith, Furniture Row Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665498 North Carolina North+Carolina NASCAR

While Charlotte, NC, is the unofficial racing hub of NASCAR, it's now the native land of just one driver competing in the Sprint Cup Series.

Who has always called the state home?

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672792 Ohio Ohio NASCAR

For years, Ohio has enjoyed the presence of a veteran driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup ranks.

Whom does the state offer?

  • Dave Blaney, Tommy Baldwin Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30673942 Tennessee Tennessee NASCAR

The southern-driver history continues with this early winner from the Volunteer State. Who represents Tennessee?

  • Trevor Bayne, Wood Brothers Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665501 Texas Texas NASCAR

Texas has enjoyed championships courtesy of two drivers from one family. While Terry Labonte, who won two titles, has stepped away from full-time driving, Texas is still represented.

Who carries the state's flag?

  • Bobby Labonte, JTG Daugherty Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30665502 Virginia Virginia NASCAR

The Virginia contingent was once mighty and powerful in NASCAR. Since then, however, the numbers have dwindled, but the potential for wins and a championship remains strong.

Who represents Virginia?

  • Jeff Burton (pictured), Richard Childress Racing
  • Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30673962 Washington Washington+ NASCAR

There's a lot of talent hailing from this Pacific Northwest state. The Washington drivers are capable of putting up wins on a weekly basis:

  • Greg Biffle (pictured), Roush Fenway Racing
  • Kasey Kahne, Hendrick Motorsports
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672801 Wisconsin Wisconsin+ NASCAR

Wisconsin might have made a name for itself among football fans, but the state also is a stronghold on the NASCAR landscape. After all, a Sprint Cup champ and a prestigious race winner once called the state home.

Which drivers are from Wisconsin?

  • Matt Kenseth (pictured), Roush Fenway Racing
  • Paul Menard, Richard Childress Racing
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NASCAR 167 43 Where you from? NASCAR drivers' hometowns 30672847 Outside the US Outside+the+US NASCAR

NASCAR has branched out beyond US borders from time to time over the course of its history. This year, two drivers maintain NASCAR's international presence:

  • Marcos Ambrose, Australia, Richard Petty Motorsports
  • Juan Pablo Montoya (pictured), Colombia, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
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