10 Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time

August 7, 2020 By Sourav


10 Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time

When it comes to driving, it seems that women are not given much importance. In fact, from the regular dinner time conversations to posts on social media, the poor driving skills of women are a standing joke. Mostly we assume that women have an inherent lack of talent, sense of direction, road sense, etc. These, along with their apparent incapability to handle heavy machinery, are the sure-shot proof that women are terrible drivers. Or, are they? To honor these talented ladies, we are here with the list of best Female NASCAR Drivers.

Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time

This list of the 10 Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time will change all the stereotypes you nurse in your wind about the driving skills of women. Take a look.

Angela Cope

Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time
NASCAR Driver Angela Cope

Angela Cope was born in Puyallup, Washington, United States, on 18th August 1983, and is inducted in the tenth place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity series in 2011 and made 7 starts, and achieved her best finish on the 55th place in 2011. Angela Cope also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 2010 and made a total of 1 start.

She achieved her best World Truck Series points finish on the 111th place in 2010. Angela Cope did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now. She and her sister, Amber Cope, made NASCAR history and her sister, Amber Cope, made NASCAR history on October 23, 2010.

Kim Crosby

Kim Crosby NASCAR
NASCAR star Kim Crosby

Kim Crosby was born in Tallahassee, Florida, United States, on 8th December 1964, and is inducted in the ninth place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity series in 2004 and made 10 starts, and achieved her best finish on the 72nd place in 2004. Kim Crosby also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 2008 but did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now.

She served as a middle school principal in Louisiana before entering the racing world. Kim Crosby resigned from her principal designation to focus full-time on her racing career in December 2004. Besides being a racing talent, she has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.

Erin Crocker

Erin Crocker was born in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, United States, on 23rd March 1981, and is inducted in the eighth place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity series in 2005 and made 10 starts, and achieved her best finish on the 67th place in 2006. Erin Crocker also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 2005 and made a total of 29 starts. She achieved her best World Truck Series points finish on the 25th place in 2006.

Erin Crocker did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now. She has received the Quarter Midgets of American Female Driver of the Year award three times from 1993 to 1995. Besides, she also won the Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year title in 2003.

Tina Gordon

Tina Gordon NASCAR
NASCAR star Tina Gordon

Tina Gordon was born in Andrews, North Carolina, United States, on 14th March 1969, and is inducted in the seventh place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity series in 2001 and made 14 starts, and achieved 1 Top-10 finish along with her best point finish on the 51st place in 2004. Tina Gordon also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 2003 and made a total of 16 starts.

She achieved her best World Truck Series points finish on the 25th place in 2003. Tina Gordon did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now. She made her debut to the racing world at the Green Valley Speedway in her husband Gary’s short track stock car in 1995.

Tammy Jo Kirk

Tammy Jo Kirk NASCAR
NASCAR legend Tammy Jo Kirk

Tammy Jo Kirk was born in Dalton, Georgia, United States, on 6th May 1962, and is inducted in the sixth place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity series in 2003 and made 15 starts, and achieved her best finish on the 45th place in 2003.

Tammy Jo Kirk also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 1997 and made a total of 32 starts. She achieved her best World Truck Series points finish on the 20th place in 1997. Tammy Jo Kirk did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now. Besides regular-season races, she also became the Snowball Derby winner in 1994.

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Jennifer Jo Cobb was born in Kansas City, Kansas, United States, on 12th June 1973, and is inducted in the fifth place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity Series in 2004 and made 27 starts. Besides, she achieved her best finish at 29th place in 2011. Jennifer Jo Cobb also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 2008 and made a total of 92 starts.

She achieved 1 Top-10 finish and grabbed her best World Truck series points finish on the 17th place in 2010. Jennifer Jo Cobb did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now. She is currently driving the No. 10 Chevrolet Silverado for her own team Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing.

Johanna Long

Johanna Long NASCAR
NASCAR driver Johanna Long

Johanna Long was born in Pensacola, Florida, United States, on 26th May 1992, and is inducted in the fourth place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in Xfinity series in 2012 and made 41 starts. She has also achieved her best finish at 20th place in 2012.

Johanna Long also made her debut in the Camping World Truck series in 2010 and made a total of 24 starts. She achieved her best World Truck Series points finish on the 21st place in 2011. Johanna Long did not participate in the Sprint Cup series as of now. Besides regular-season races, she also became the Snowball Derby winner in 2010.

Shawna Robinson

Shawna Robinson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, on 30th November 1964, and is inducted in the third place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in the Sprint Cup series in 1995 and made 8 starts. Besides, she has achieved her best finish at the 52nd place in 2002. Shawna Robinson also made her debut in Xfinity Series in 1991 and made a total of 61 starts.

She achieved 1 Top-10 finish and achieved her best Xfinity Series points finish on the 23rd place in 1993. Shawna Robinson made her debut on Camping World Truck Series in 2003. She then made 3 starts while achieving her best finish at the 72nd place in 2003. NASCAR named her as Goody’s Dash Series Most Popular Driver twice consecutively in 1988 and 89.

Patty Moise

Patty Moise NASCAR
NASCAR legend Patty Moise

Patty Moise was born in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, on 29th December 1960, and is inducted in the second place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in the Sprint Cup series in 1987 and made 5 starts. Moreover, she achieved her best finish at 59th place in 1988. Patty Moise also made her debut in Xfinity Series in 1986 and made a total of 133 starts.

She achieved 4 Top-10 finishes and achieved her best Xfinity Series points finish on the 22nd place in 1990. Patty Moise made her debut in the racing world at Road Atlanta in 1986. She made it while driving the No.47 Citgo/Red Roof Inns Buick Regal for Randy Hope.

Danica Patrick

Born in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States, on 25th March 1982, Danica Patrick holds the top place in our list of 10 best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She made her debut in the Sprint Cup series in 2012 and made 90 starts. Besides, she bagged 6 Top-10 finishes and a pole position. One of the most followed female athletes, Danica, has also achieved her best finish at the 27th place in 2013.

Danica Patrick also made her debut in Xfinity Series in 2010 and made a total of 61 starts. She achieved 7 Top-10 finishes and achieved her best Xfinity Series points finish on the 10th place in 2012. Danica Patrick won the IndyCar Series season Rookie of the Year award in 2005. IZOD named her as the IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver consecutively from 2005 to 2010.

So, next time you hear an uninformed friend make a joke, or see posts that place women at the center of all jokes regarding driving cars, show them this list, and they will surely have a change of heart. So which one is your favorite in this list of  Female NASCAR Drivers.

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  1. Sandy Scanlon
    Sandy Scanlon July 2, 2020 21:20

    Danica patrick is my favorite

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