Top 10 Female Racing Car Drivers of All Time

10. Tina Gordon

Tina Gordon

Tina Gordon was born on March 14, 1969. She won all six Green Valley Speedway short track stock car races in 1995. Tina finished 20th in her 1999 NASCAR All-Pro debut. She debuted in ARCA in 2001 at Talladega Superspeedway. Tina's Dream Ranch is for disabled children and adults.

09. Johanna Long

Johanna Long

Johanna Long, born in 1992, drives No. 03 for Mike Affarano Motorsports in NASCAR Xfinity. 2010 Snowball Derby champ. 8-year-old Her started racing karts. Johanna joined NASCAR in 2009 after racing in ASA, Pro, and ARCA series. In 38 races, she won 5, was 17th, and 27th. In 2011, Johanna drove the family's No. 20 Toyota. Mike Affarano Racing announced on Jan. 28 that she will drive No. 03 Xfinity Series Camaro.

08. Jennifer Jo Cobb

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Jennifer Jo Cobb raced in NASCAR's Nationwide, Truck, and ARCA series. Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing's No. 10 Silverado competes in the latter series. Jennifer has raced at Lakeside and Homestead-Miami. In 2008's Camping World Truck Series, she drove the Built Ford Tough 225. Camping World Truck Series returned in 2013. Jennifer founded "Driver Boutique" in 2006 for female race fans.

07. Tammy Jo Kirk

Tammy Jo Kirk

Tammy Jo Kirk is the first woman to race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. She joined NASCAR's Busch Series but hasn't raced since 2003. She began racing motorcycles at 9 and won the A.M.A. Grand National Championship in her teens. Tammy won in Knoxville in 1986. In 1991, she became the first female driver in a Challenge Series. 1994's Most Popular Driver was Tammy. She returned to NASCAR in 2003 with Jay Robinson Racing in the Busch Series.

06. Shawna Robinson

Shawna Robinson

Shawna Robinson, born November 30, 1964, raced in all three NASCAR national touring series, the ARCA Racing Series, and the Goody's Dash Series. She won rookie of the year in the 1984 GATR Truck Series. Shawna debuted in 1988 and won the Dash Series rookie of the year award. 1988 and 1989, she was named Most Popular Driver. Shawna had 21 top-ten Dash Series finishes and 3 wins. In 1993, she drove for Mike Laughlin and competed in 24 races. Shawna has breast cancer.

05. Mara Reyes

Mara Reye

Mara Reyes, born March 12, 1977, raced in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. At 10, she co-drove with her father in the Mexico-Cuernavaca Rally. At 14, she drove a tubular VW Beetle in a regional championship. Mara finished in the top 10 in every GT III race in 1993 and placed 9th overall. She received Pachuca, Hidalgo's Sport Merit Award. In 1997, Mara finished fifth in the Mustang Series. She's the first Mexican and Latin woman to get a NASCAR license and join a race.

04. Patty Moise

Patty Moise

Elton Sawyer's wife, Patricia Moise-Sawyer, was born in 1960. From 1987 to 1989, she ran five Winston Cup races and 133 Busch races. At 16, she began IMSA road racing. Patty made her Busch Series debut at Road Atlanta in 1986 driving Randy Hope's Citgo-sponsored Buick Regal. Patty's Red Roof Inns Buick team had two top-ten finishes in 12 races. Patty switched to an Amway-sponsored Buick in 1989. She sold her team in 1998 and drove for Rhodes Furniture.

03. Janet Guthrie

Janet Guthrie

Janet Guthrie qualified for the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500. After graduating from Michigan, she joined Republic Aviation. She began full-time SCCA racing in 1972 with a Jaguar XK 140. Janet's sixth-place finish at Bristol in 1977 is a NASCAR best. She was inducted on April 27, 2006. Janet's racesuit and helmet are at the Smithsonian. 2005 autobiography.

02. Sara Christian

Sara Christian

Sara W. Christian was born in 1918 and died in 1980. She won NASCAR's first race at Charlotte Speedway on June 19, 1949. Sara's husband Frank Christian's No. 71 Ford finished 13th. On July 10, 1949, at Daytona Beach Road Course, she finished 18th. Sara finished fifth at Heidelberg Raceway, the only female driver to do so in NASCAR history. She won USDA Woman Driver of the Year in 1949. Sara Christian was inducted in 2004.

01. Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick

Danica Sue Patrick was born March 25, 1982. America's top open-wheel racer. Danica Patrick won the 2008 Indy Japan 300. The 2009 Indianapolis 500 was her best finish. Danica has raced in NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup since 2012. She won a pole in 2013 with Stewart-Haas Racing's No. 10 Chevrolet SS. Danica drove for Andretti from 2007-2011.