By Zane Miller
As of the 2021 racing season, there have been a total of two drivers in the Cup Series with their hometown listed in Peru. So far, drivers representing the country have taken two top-fives and two top-10s in five starts.
2. Raul Cilloniz (Active 1959)
Cilloniz takes the runner-up spot on this list with a pair of Cup Series starts during the 1959 season, taking a best finish of 12th in the inaugural Daytona 500.
1. Eduardo Dibos (Active 1959)
Dibos picked up two top-fives and two top-10s in his three-start Cup Series career, finishing fifth in the Daytona 500 Qualifier in 1959 as well as in the summer race at Daytona later in the year. Like Cilloniz, Dibos also ran in the inaugural Daytona 500, although he dropped out after 44 laps due to suspension issues. He returned to Peru and began a career in politics, serving as the mayor of Lima, Peru’s capital city, from 1970 to 1973.
List of Cup Series drivers
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