Here are some charts from GasBuddy.com; lets see if you can figure out where I’m getting at. Look at the charts and carefully look what 3 areas I’m charting (If you see Texas, it is simply used as a baseline because the state lacks a retailer that owns a large portion of the gas stations there.
Note: Speedway has a heavy footprint in these cities:
Can you tell which states here have more Speedway stores and which don’t have many?
Lets compare Grand Rapids (a Speedway dominated area) to two cities that HAVE Speedway locations, just not as high as percentage as Grand Rapids:
Some facts from Speedway.com:
73: Stores in Wisconsin
110: Stores in Illinois
228: Stores in Indiana
301: Stores in Michigan
444: Stores in Ohio
Make you own assumptions and leave a comment on what you think!