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By Zane Miller

As of the 2021 racing season, there have been a total of 10 drivers in the Cup Series with their hometown listed in Colorado. So far, drivers representing the Centennial State have taken a total of one win, 11 top-fives and 31 top-10s in 324 starts.

5. Rick Carelli (Active 1992-94)

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Carelli gets the fifth spot with nine Cup Series starts, picking up a best finish of 21st, while getting a best points finish of 49th in 1993 and 1994.

4. Clark Dwyer (Active 1983-85)

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Dwyer takes fourth as he had one top-10 in 59 starts, claiming a best points finish of 22nd in the 1985 season.

3. Fritz Wilson (Active 1959-65)

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Wilson gets third on the list with three top-fives and four top-10s, while taking a best points finish of 63rd during the 1959 season.

2. John Rostek (Active 1960-63)

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Despite only making six starts, Rostek claims second as the only Colorado native to win a Cup Series race so far. Rostek also took a pair of top-fives and three top-10s during his career.

1. Wally Dallenbach Jr. (Active 1991-2001)

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Dallenbach is by far the longest tenured Coloradan on this list, earning six top-fives and 23 top-10s in 226 total starts with a top points finish of 18th in 1999.

List of Cup Series drivers

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