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The Top 10 cars owned by NASCAR fans revealed

Fans of NASCAR are true car lovers, or they wouldn't be fans of the races. TrueCar.com has surveyed to reveal the preferred vehicles of NASCAR fans and the list is almost all Detroit 3 makes, dominated by one in particular.

The 10 most popular cars for people who are NASCAR fans is dominated by domestic brands from all three of Detroit's major makers, but two others (both foreign brands with American factories) are also on the list. Further, half of the ten vehicles on the list are all from the same automaker.

Unquestionably, according to the TrueCar survey, 5 out of 10 NASCAR fans drive Fords. The Ford F-150 2WD SuperCab, the nation's top-selling truck, is also the top pick for race fans. The Ford Mustang 2dr, unsurprisingly, makes the list at number four and the Ford Fusion 4dr SE is number five while the Escape FWD 4dr XLT is number six and the Ford Edge 4dr SEL is number seven.

The full list reads:

  1. Ford F-150 2WD SuperCab
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2WD Ext Cab
  3. Ram 1500 2WD REg Cab
  4. Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe GT
  5. Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan SE
  6. Ford Escape FWD 4dr XLT
  7. Ford Edge 4dr SEL FWD
  8. Hyundai Sonata 4dr SEdan 2.0T Auto Limited
  9. Chevrolet Malibu 4dr Sedan LS w/1LS
  10. Toyota Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT

TrueCar also compiled a list of favorites amongst the fast-growing female fan base of NASCAR. That list was noticeably different than the "all fans" list given above. Still heavily populated by Ford, the list includes a like number of GM models plus two Toyotas rather than just one, neither of which is a pickup.

The female NASCAR fans list:

  1. Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LT w/1LT
  2. Ford Fusion Sedan SE FWD
  3. Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS w/1LS
  4. Toyota Corolla Sedan Auto LE

  5. Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD 4dr 1500 LS
  6. GMC Acadia FWD 4dr SL
  7. Ford Focus 5dr HB SE
  8. Toyota RAV4 FWD 4dr I4
  9. Hyundai Elantra Sedan Auto Limited
  10. Ford Mustang 2dr Coupe GT

An interesting set of lists and just in time for the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600!

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