List of female NASCAR drivers

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The following is a list of female NASCAR drivers who have participated in a national or regional touring series race since the organization's inception in 1949, along with statistical totals for their NASCAR careers. While some female NASCAR drivers have transitioned or attempted to transition from open-wheel racing and sports car racing (Sarah Fisher, Janet Guthrie, Danica Patrick), most have climbed the stock-car racing ladder (Tammy Jo Kirk, Johanna Long, Shawna Robinson), beginning to race full-sized stock cars in their teenage years. A handful of women have raced with the help of the Drive for Diversity program, created in 2004, with Mackena Bell achieving limited success at the K&N Pro Series level and Kenzie Ruston doing the same in her final season in the K&N Pro Series East.

At least 104 women have qualified for and started a race in one of NASCAR's touring series, including 16 at the premier level. As of the conclusion of the 2016 season, Shawna Robinson remains the only woman to have won a race in one of NASCAR's touring series, winning three times between 1988 and 1989 in the now-defunct Dash Series.[1] Four female drivers: Robinson, Danica Patrick, Tammy Jo Kirk, and Mara Reyes have won poles. Relatively few women have contested a full season in any of NASCAR's touring series, although this is increasingly common.

History[edit]

20th century[edit]

Janet Guthrie was the first woman to race on a superspeedway, in the 1976 World 600
Danica Patrick clinched the pole position in the 2012 DRIVE4COPD 300, the season-opening race,[2] along with the 2013 Daytona 500

NASCAR has seen varying levels of participation by female drivers throughout its ranks since the sanctioning body's inception in 1949. Sara Christian competed in the inaugural NASCAR race at Charlotte Speedway (she had Bob Flock finish the race).[3] In the second official race, at Daytona Beach and Road Course, Christian was joined by Ethel Mobley and Louise Smith, with Mobley finishing first out of the 3, in 11th.[4] Through the 1950s and 1960s, female racers made only a handful of starts in NASCAR's touring series. Betty Skelton Erde wasn't technically a NASCAR driver, but she drove the pace car at Daytona in 1954, and was clocked at a speed of 105.88 mph (170.40 km/h) on the sand, setting a stock car speed record for women.[5]

No woman had raced NASCAR in a decade when Janet Guthrie started the 1976 World 600,[6] finishing 15th, ahead of Dale Earnhardt.[7] In 1977, Janet Guthrie, would become the first woman to lead a Winston Cup Series race under caution, at Ontario Speedway. In 1986, Patty Moise would become the first woman to lead in a Busch Series race.[8]

In 1988, Charlotte/Daytona Dash Series (later the Goody's Dash Series) driver Shawna Robinson became the first woman to win a NASCAR Touring Series event, also earning "Rookie of the Year" and "Most Popular Driver" honors.[9] In her sophomore Dash Series run, Robinson became the first woman to earn the pole position for a NASCAR touring series race. Robinson would later become the first female driver to clinch the pole in any of the three major series, winning qualifying for the March 12, 1994 Xfinity Series Busch Light 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Women began to compete more frequently throughout NASCAR's lower series over the course of the 1990s. Patty Moise made a record 133 Xfinity Series starts between 1986 and 1998 and Tammy Jo Kirk scored 37 top-10 finishes and two poles in what was then known as the All Pro Series, before making the first starts for a woman in the Camping World Truck Series.

21st century[edit]

After a hiatus to start a family, Shawna Robinson returned to stock car racing in 1999, contesting a full ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series season in 2000 before returning to sporadic NASCAR-sanctioned competition over the following several seasons. In 2001, Robinson would be the first woman to finish a race in the Winston Cup Series since Janet Guthrie in 1980.[9] In 2003, Robinson would also have the first all-female pit crew for a Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.[10]

In 2004, NASCAR inaugurated the Drive for Diversity program, hoping to develop a more diverse driver base.[11] While the program has succeeded in launching the careers of minority drivers including Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race-winner Kyle Larson, Camping World Truck Series race-winner Darrell Wallace, Jr., and 2016 Xfinity Series Champion Daniel Suárez, no woman member of the program has gone on to make more than one start in NASCAR's three major divisions.

In 2010, IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick joined NASCAR, racing part-time in the K&N Pro Series East and the Nationwide Series. Patrick would record a major milestone by clinching the pole position in the 2012 DRIVE4COPD 300, being the first female driver to clinch it since Shawna Robinson.[2] However, Patrick would finish 38th after a crash.[12] In 2012, Patrick would eventually race part-time in the Sprint Cup Series.[13]

In 2011, Snowball Derby winner Johanna Long entered the Camping World Truck Series at 19 years of age, being the youngest female driver to race in the series.[14][15] Long would eventually race in the Nationwide Series, making her debut in the 2012 DRIVE4COPD 300.[12][16]

In 2012, Danica Patrick was voted NASCAR's Most Popular Nationwide Driver, becoming the first woman to receive that award in NASCAR's top three divisions.[17]

In 2013, Patrick became the first woman in Sprint Cup history to have a full-time ride in the series (with Stewart-Haas Racing),[17] and eventually the first female driver to clinch the pole position and lead a green flag lap, both occurring at the 2013 Daytona 500, becoming the first woman to lead both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Patrick later finished the race in 8th, the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500. She also became the first woman to race at every racetrack on the circuit.[18] In 2014, Patrick became the first woman to race in the 2014 Sprint Unlimited. At Talladega she became the first woman to lead laps there. That year she had three top 10 finishes with her best finish of sixth at Atlanta. In 2015, Patrick tied Janet Guthrie for most top ten finishes for a woman with a 7th-place finish at Martinsville. A few weeks later she passed Guthrie for the most top ten finishes for a woman in Sprint Cup history at Bristol. At Michigan she became the first woman to lead under green on a non-restrictor plate track. At Kentucky, Patrick became the first woman to make 100 starts in NASCAR's Cup Series. In 2016, Patrick led a career high 30 laps and completed more circuits than all but three other drivers.[19] Patrick opened 2017 season with a fourth place finish in the Advance Auto Parts Clash (an exhibition race for previous pole winners). Later that season, she became the first woman to lead the prestigious Coca Cola 600 and, one week later, scored her first top ten finish in two seasons.

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series formed the Lady Cup, a championship system for female drivers in 2014.[20] In 2016, a record 18 different women started a race in one of NASCAR's touring series. Julia Landauer was the most successful within her respective series, finishing 4th in points in the K&N Pro Series West with seven top-five finishes in fourteen races.

Summary[edit]

Series Most Starts Most Wins Most Top 5s Most Top 10s Most Poles Most Laps Led Highest Points Finish
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series D. Patrick (190) S. Christian (1) D. Patrick (7) D. Patrick (1) D. Patrick (64) S. Christian (13th) (1949)
Xfinity Series P. Moise (133) D. Patrick (1) D. Patrick (7) S. Robinson & D. Patrick (1) D. Patrick (64) D. Patrick (10th) (2012)
Camping World Truck Series J. Cobb (150) J. Cobb (1) J. Cobb (3) J. Cobb (16th) (2014)
K&N Pro Series East K. Ruston (44) K. Ruston (7) K. Ruston (17) D. Van Wieringen (140) K. Ruston (6th) (2013)
K&N Pro Series West N. Behar (34) J. Landauer (8) N. Behar (23) S. Fisher (7) J. Landauer (4th) (2016)
Pinty's Series I. Tremblay (22) I. Tremblay (3) I. Tremblay (12th) (2011)
NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series M. Reyes (28) M. Reyes (8) M. Reyes (20) M. Reyes (1) M. Reyes (4) M. Reyes (6th) (2005)
Whelen Modified Tour R. Dupuis (115) R. Dupuis (2) M. Fifield (15th) (2017)
Whelen Euro Series Elite 1 Division N. Maillet (22) C. Perrin (2) C. Perrin (5) N. Maillet (12th) (2012 & 2013)
Whelen Euro Series Elite 2 Division A. Casoli (21) F. Linossi (9) F. Linossi (9th) (2015)
Dash Series (1975–2003) K. Schulz (48) S. Robinson (3) S. Robinson (18) K. Schulz (27) ? S. Robinson (152) S. Robinson (3rd) (1988 & 1989)
Midwest Series (1998–2006) M. Rhoads (1) M. Rhoads (52nd) (2004)
Northwest Series (1985–2006) K. Schmitt (3) K. Schmitt (36th) (2001)
Southeast Series (1991–2006) T. Kirk (109) T. Kirk (10) T. Kirk (37) T. Kirk (2) T. Kirk (119) T. Kirk (7th) (1996)
Southwest Series (1986–2006) M. Leonard (6) M. Leonard (19th) (1986)
Southern Modified Tour (2005–2016) R. Dupuis (11) R. Dupuis (5) R. Dupuis (14th) (2011)

Drivers[edit]

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Formerly Strictly Stock Series (1949), Grand National Series (1950–70), Winston Cup Series (1971–2003), Nextel Cup Series (2004–07) and Sprint Cup Series (2008–16)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top5s Top10s Poles Best Points Finish
Christine Beckers[21] Belgium Brussels 93 1977 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ann Bunselmeyer[21] United States New York (state) 105 1950 1 0 0 0 0 126th (1950)
Ann Chester[21] United States New York (state) 72 1950 2 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sara Christian United States Georgia (U.S. state) 71 1949–1950 7 0 1 2 0 13th (1949)
Janet Guthrie[22] United States New York (state) 68 1976–1980 33 0 0 5 0 23rd (1977)
Arlene Hiss United States Connecticut 38 (1976) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Laura Lane United States California 82 (1994) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Marta Leonard United States California 46 (1986–1989) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lella Lombardi[21] Italy Piedmont 05 1977 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Robin McCall[21] United States Texas 5 1982 2 0 0 0 0 74th (1982)
Ethel Mobley[23] United States Georgia (U.S. state) 92 1949 2 0 0 0 0 52nd (1949)
Patty Moise[24][25] United States Florida 45 1987–1989 5 0 0 0 0 59th (1988)
Marian Pagan[21] United States California 52 1954 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Goldie Parsons[26] United States North Carolina 89 1965 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Danica Patrick[27][28] United States Illinois 10 2012–2017 190 0 0 7 1 24th (2015 & 16)
Shawna Robinson[29][30] United States Iowa 49 2001–2002 8 0 0 0 0 52nd (2002)
FiFi Scott[21] United States California 278 1955 2 0 0 0 0 216th (1955)
Dorothy Shull United States South Carolina (1950) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ann Slaasted[31] United States Wisconsin 1950 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Louise Smith[32][33][34] United States South Carolina 94 1949–1952 11 0 0 0 0 63rd (1949)

Xfinity Series[edit]

Formerly Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series (1982–83), Busch Grand National Series (1984–94), Busch Grand National Division (1995–2003), Busch Series (2004–07) and Nationwide Series (2008–14)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Mackena Bell United States Nevada 23 2014 1 0 0 0 0 69th (2014)
Sherry Blakley United States Texas 83 (1994) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Jennifer Jo Cobb[35] United States Kansas 13 2004–2017 30 0 0 0 0 29th (2011)
Amber Cope[36] United States Washington (state) 24 2011–2012 2 0 0 0 0 82nd (2011)
Angela Cope-Ruch[37] United States Washington (state) 78 2011–2017 11 0 0 0 0 55th (2011)
Erin Crocker[38] United States Massachusetts 98 2005–2006 10 0 0 0 0 67th (2006)
Kim Crosby[39] United States Louisiana 51 2004–2006 10 0 0 0 0 72nd (2004)
Claire Decker United States Wisconsin 77 (2016) 0 0 0 0 0 126th (2016)
Paige Decker United States Wisconsin 97 2016 2 0 0 0 0 66th (2016)
Maryeve Dufault[40] Canada Quebec 79 2011–2013 2 0 0 0 0 77th (2011)
Milka Duno Venezuela Caracas 87 2014 2 0 0 0 0 74th (2014)
Tina Gordon[41] United States Alabama 39 2001–2004 14 0 0 1 0 51st (2004)
Lisa Jackson United States North Carolina 1982 1 0 0 0 0 135th (1982)
Tammy Jo Kirk[42][43] United States Georgia (U.S. state) 49 2003 15 0 0 0 0 45th (2003)
Johanna Long[44][45] United States Florida 70 2012–2015 42 0 0 0 0 20th (2012)
Debbie Lunsford United States Georgia (U.S. state) 49 1989 1 0 0 0 0 85th (1989)
Patty Moise[24][25] United States Florida 14 1986–1998 133 0 0 4 0 22nd (1990)
Alli Owens United States Florida 97 2016 1 0 0 0 0 79th (2016)
Danica Patrick United States Illinois 7 2010–2014 61 0 1 7 1 10th (2012)
Mara Reyes[46] Mexico Hidalgo (state) 49 2005 1 0 0 0 0 131st (2005)
Shawna Robinson United States Iowa 35 1991–2005 61 0 0 1 1 23rd (1993)
Kat Teasdale Canada Ontario 54 1998 1 0 0 0 0 109th (1998)
Diane Teel United States Virginia 19 1982–1986 11 0 0 2 0 40th (1983)
Chrissy Wallace United States Missouri 0 2010 2 0 0 0 0 106th (2010)

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Formerly SuperTruck Series by Craftsman (1995) and Craftsman Truck Series (1996–2008)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Jennifer Jo Cobb United States Kansas 10 2008–2017 150 0 0 1 0 16th (2014)
Amber Cope United States Washington (state) 6 2010 1 0 0 0 0 104th (2010)
Angela Cope-Ruch United States Washington (state) 01 2010 1 0 0 0 0 111th (2010)
Madeline Crane United States Georgia (U.S. state) 80 (2015) 0 0 0 0 0 111th (2015)
Erin Crocker United States Massachusetts 98 2005–2008 29 0 0 0 0 25th (2006)
Claire Decker United States Wisconsin 10 2016 2 0 0 0 0 105th (2016)
Natalie Decker United States Wisconsin 14 (2016) 0 0 0 0 0 118th (2016)
Paige Decker United States Wisconsin 74 2015–2016 2 0 0 0 0 76th (2015)
Gabi DiCarlo[47][48] United States Arizona 90 2009 3 0 0 0 0 54th (2009)
Milka Duno Venezuela Caracas 1 2014 1 0 0 0 0 103rd (2014)
Cassie Gannis United States Arizona 49 (2015) 0 0 0 0 0 116th (2015)
Tina Gordon United States Alabama 31 2003–2004 16 0 0 0 0 25th (2003)
Tammy Jo Kirk United States Georgia (U.S. state) 7 1997–1998 32 0 0 0 0 20th (1997)
Johanna Long United States Florida 20 2010–2011 24 0 0 0 0 21st (2011)
Teri MacDonald Canada Ontario 72 2002–2004 7 0 0 0 0 55th (2002)
Alli Owens[49] United States Florida 76 (2011) 0 0 0 0 0 119th (2011)
Cindy Peterson United States Wisconsin 63 (1996–1998) 0 0 0 0 0 113th (1998)
Deborah Renshaw[50][51] United States Kentucky 8 2004–2005 38 0 0 0 0 24th (2005)
Shawna Robinson United States Iowa 49 2003 3 0 0 0 0 72nd (2003)
Natalie Sather[52] United States North Dakota 50 (2012) 0 0 0 0 0 107th (2012)
Caitlin Shaw United States New Mexico 72 2009–2010 2 0 0 0 0 88th (2009)
Kelly Sutton United States Maryland 02 2003–2007 54 0 0 0 0 26th (2004)
Michelle Theriault[53][54] United States Connecticut 72 2008–2010 6 0 0 0 0 68th (2009)
Dominique Van Wieringen Canada Ontario 02 2016 1 0 0 0 0 76th (2016)
Chrissy Wallace United States Missouri 03 2008–2009 7 0 0 0 0 42nd (2008)
Angie Wilson[55][56] United States North Carolina 81 2002 4 0 0 0 0 51st (2002)

K&N Pro Series[edit]

K&N Pro Series East

Formerly Busch North Series (1987–2005), Busch East Series (2006–07), and Camping World East Series (2008–09)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Amber Balcaen Canada Manitoba 39 2017 1 0 0 0 0 68th (2017)
Mackena Bell United States Nevada 21 2010–2014 36 0 2 5 0 13th (2013)
Kristin Bumbera[57] United States Texas 94 2009 4 0 0 0 0 26th (2009)
Sarah Cornett-Ching Canada British Columbia 02 2015–2016 8 0 0 0 0 25th (2016)
Tiffany Daniels United States Virginia 94 2009 5 0 0 0 0 23rd (2009)
Milka Duno Venezuela Caracas 18 2014 1 0 0 0 0 61st (2014)
Ali Kern United States Ohio 4 2010–2016 17 0 0 1 0 12th (2016)
Julia Landauer United States New York (state) 88 2017 2 0 0 1 0 30th (2017)
Liane Lombardi United States Connecticut 5 2002 1 0 0 0 0 70th (2002)
Candace Muzny United States Oklahoma 92 2011–2012 2 0 0 0 0 55th (2011)
Danica Patrick United States Illinois 83 2010 1 0 0 1 0 45th (2010)
Shawna Robinson United States Iowa 35 1993 1[a] 0 0 0 0 75th (1993)
Kenzie Ruston United States Oklahoma 96 2013–2015 44 0 7 17 0 6th (2013)
Karen Schulz United States New York (state) 2 1989 1 0 0 0 0 65th (1989)
Kat Teasdale Canada Ontario 94 1997 2 0 0 0 0 73th (1997)
Michelle Theriault United States Connecticut 37 2007–2011 19 0 0 3 0 13th (2007)
Dominique Van Wieringen Canada Ontario 30 2016-2017 15 0 4 6 0 9th (2016)
Hanna Zellers United States Indiana 55 2017 1 0 0 0 0 56th (2017)

K&N Pro Series West

Formerly Pacific Coast Late Model Division (1954–69), Grand National West (1970), Winston West Series (1971–93), Winston Transcontinental Series (1994), Winston West Series (1995–2003), West Series (2004–05), AutoZone West Series (2006), West Series (2007), and Camping World West Series (2008–09)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Nicole Behar United States Washington (state) 33 2014–2017 34 0 6 23 0 8th (2017)
Sharon Bishop United States Washington (state) 96 1978–1981 28 0 0 3 0 9th (1979)
Jessica Brunelli United States California 88 2011–2014 9 0 0 1 0 29th (2012)
Kristin Bumbera[58] United States Texas 00 2008–2009 4 0 0 0 0 37th (2008)
Melissa Davis United States California 79 2005 1 0 0 0 0 51st (2005)
Sarah Fisher United States Ohio 20 2004–2005 13 0 0 4 0 12th (2005)
Cassie Gannis United States Arizona 07 2011–2012 8 0 0 0 0 22nd (2012)
Janet Guthrie United States New York (state) 26 1976 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Arlene Hiss United States Connecticut 38 (1976) 0[a] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Julia Landauer United States New York (state) 54 2016-2017 28 0 8 20 0 4th (2016)
Marta Leonard United States California 46 1988 2 0 0 0 0 29th (1988)
Toni Marie McCray[59] United States California 90 2010 2 0 0 0 0 48th (2010)
Candace Muzny United States Oklahoma 01 (2007) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hannah Newhouse United States Idaho 46 2012–2016 7 0 0 2 0 29th (2015)
Marian Pagan United States California 52 1954 1[a] 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hila Paulson United States California 54 1956–1957 2 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mara Reyes Mexico Hidalgo (state) 82 2004 1 0 0 0 0 58th (2004)
Shawna Robinson United States Iowa 48 2001 1 0 0 0 0 52nd (2001)
Vanessa Robinson United States New Mexico 55 2016 2 0 0 0 0 36th (2016)
Kristi Schmitt United States California 10 2004 2 0 0 0 0 40th (2004)
FiFi Scott United States California 278 1954–1955 4 0 0 0 0 N/A
Michelle Theriault United States Connecticut 77 2005 1 0 0 0 0 50th (2005)

Whelen Modified Tour[edit]

Formerly Winston Modified Tour (1985–93) and Featherlite Modified Series (1994–2004)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Eileen Campbell United States New York (state) 51 1995–1996 2 0 0 0 0 N/A
Renee Dupuis United States Connecticut 90 1998–2013 115 0 0 2 0 18th (2005 & 2010)
Lauren Edgerton United States Virginia 72 2017 1 0 0 0 0 63rd (2017)
Melissa Fifield[60] United States New Hampshire 01 2014–2017 57 0 0 0 0 15th (2017)
Kelly McDougall[61] United States Connecticut 19 (1995) 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Southern Slam 150 Results
Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles
Lauren Edgerton United States Virginia 72 2017 1 0 0 1 0

International Series[edit]

NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series

Formerly Desafío Corona (2004–06), Corona Series (2007–11), Toyota Series (2012–14), Mexico Series (2015)

Note: Full statistics only available beginning with 2011 season

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Leslie González Mexico Morelos 2005 1 0 0 0 0 50th (2005)
Estefanía Reyes Mexico Mexico City 2007–2011 18 0 0 0 0 ?
Mara Reyes Mexico Hidalgo (state) 2004–2005 28 0 8 20 1 6th (2004)

NASCAR Pinty's Series

Formerly Canadian Tire Series (2007–15)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Sarah Cornett-Ching Canada British Columbia 25 2011 1 0 0 0 0 54th (2016)
Maryeve Dufault Canada Quebec 10 2010 2 0 0 0 0 44th (2010)
Shannon Harding Canada New Brunswick 36 2010–2011 4 0 0 0 0 43rd (2010 & 2011)
Caitlin Johnston Canada Ontario 01 2010 3 0 0 0 0 38th (2010)
Destiny Klym Canada Saskatchewan 55 2017 3 0 0 0 0 29th (2017)
Shania LaForce Canada Alberta 01 2014–2016 2 0 0 0 0 51st (2016)
Ashley Taws Canada Ontario 72 2008 1 0 0 0 0 44th (2008)
Erica Thiering Canada Alberta 87 2014–2015 11 0 0 2 0 17th (2015)
Isabelle Tremblay Canada Quebec 07 2010–2013 22 0 0 3 0 12th (2011)

Whelen Euro Series Elite 1 Division

Formerly Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series Elite Division (2012) and Whelen Euro Series Elite Division (2013)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Michela Cerruti Italy Lazio 9 2015 2 0 0 0 0 38th (2015)
Nathalie Maillet Luxembourg Remich (canton) coat of arms.png 46 2012–2013 22 0 0 1 0 12th (2012 & 2013)
Carole Perrin France Rhône-Alpes 42 2012–2014 16 0 2 5 0 16th (2012)

Whelen Euro Series Elite 2 Division

Formerly Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series Open Division (2012) and Whelen Euro Series Open Division (2013)

Note: Full statistics only available beginning with 2014 season

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Jessica Amendola[62] Italy Lombardy 92 2013 1 0 0 0 0 40th (2013)
Gabriela Arantes Prado[63] Brazil Minas Gerais 21 2015 11 0 0 0 0 15th (2015)
Carmen Boix Spain Valencian Community 1 2017 10 0 0 3 0 11th (2017)
Caty Caly[64] France Yvelines 42 2013 2 0 0 1 0 35th (2013)
Arianna Casoli[65] Italy Emilia-Romagna 54 2016-2017 21 0 0 1 0 15th (2017)
Zihara Esteban[66][67][68] Spain Basque Country (autonomous community) 9 2012–2013 8 0 0 3 0 19th (2012)
Michelle de Jesus[69] Brazil São Paulo (state) 2013 1 0 0 0 0 46th (2013)
Francesca Linossi[70] Italy Lombardy 99 2014–2015 18 0 0 9 0 9th (2015)
Nathalie Maillet[71] Luxembourg Remich (canton) coat of arms.png 46 2014 10 0 0 3 0 12th (2014)
Erika Monforte[72] Italy Friuli-Venezia Giulia 88 2014–2016 19 0 0 2 0 10th (2014)
Carole Perrin[67][73] France Rhône-Alpes 54 2015 12 0 0 5 0 10th (2015)

Defunct Series[edit]

AutoZone Elite Division, Midwest Series (2004–06)

Formerly RE/MAX Challenge Series (1998–2002) and International Truck and Engine Corporation Midwest Series (2003)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Molly Rhoads United States Minnesota 2004 1 0 0 0 0 52nd (2004)

AutoZone Elite Division, Northwest Series (2004–06)

Formerly Northwest Tour (1985–86), Winston Northwest Tour (1987–94), REB-CO Northwest Tour (1995–97), and Raybestos Northwest Series (1998–2003)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Sharon Bishop United States Washington (state) 96 1985–1986 2 0 0 0 0 65th (1986)
Kristi Schmitt United States California 10 2001–2002 3 0 0 0 0 36th (2001)
LeAnne Tanner United States Washington (state) 32 1998 1 0 0 0 0 55th (1998)

AutoZone Elite Division, Southeast Series (2004–06)

Formerly Winston All Pro Series (1991–93), Slim Jim All-Pro Series (1994–2000), Gatorade All Pro Series (2001), Hills Bros. All Pro Series (2002), and Kodak Southeast Series (2003)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Tina Gordon United States Alabama 66 1999–2000 25 0 0 3 0 20th (1999 & 2000)
Tammy Jo Kirk United States Georgia (U.S. state) 52 1991–1996 109 0 10 37 2 7th (1996)
Kristal Loescher United States Florida 0 1991 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Noreen Mears United States Alabama 2 1992 2 0 0 0 0 72nd (1992)
Leilani Münter United States Minnesota 32 (2004) 0 0 0 0 0 57th (2004)

AutoZone Elite Division, Southwest Series (2003–06)

Formerly Featherlite Southwest Tour (1986–2002)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Tara Beattie United States California 22 (1999–2000) 0 0 0 0 0 149th (2000)
Cathy Howard United States California 13 1988–1989 4 0 0 0 0 23rd (1988)
Marta Leonard United States California 46 1986–1987 6 0 0 0 0 19th (1986)
Michelle Nagai[74] United States California (2002–2003) 0 0 0 0 0 118th (2003)
Kristi Schmitt United States California 20 2001 1 0 0 0 0 99th (2001)

Goody's Dash Series (1992–2003)

Formerly Baby Grand Division (1975–79), International Sedan Series (1980–82), Darlington Dash Series (1983–84), Daytona Dash Series (1985), Charlotte/Daytona Dash Series (1986–89) and Dash Series (1990–91)

Note: Only partial statistics available for the late 1970's

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Sherry Blakley United States Texas 1991–1994 29 0 2 12  ? 8th (1993)
Wendy Hicks[75] United States Alabama (2002) 0 0 0 0 0 74th (2002)
Stacy Holewiak[76] United States Massachusetts 1994 1 0 0 0 0 N/A
Renee Kopstein[77] United States Virginia 2001 1 0 0 0 0 72nd (2001)
Arlene Pittman United States Georgia (U.S. state) 7 2002–2003 14 0 0 0 0 15th (2002)
Shawna Robinson United States Iowa 21 1988–1990 32 3 18 22  ? 3rd (1988 & 1989)
Karen Schulz United States New York (state) 78 1985–1988 48 0 10 27  ? 5th (1988)
Kelly Sutton United States Maryland 02 2000–2003 30 0 0 5 0 8th (2003)
Lillian Vandiver United States North Carolina 8 1976–1978 10+ 0 1? 4?  ? 28th (1978)
Angie Wilson United States North Carolina 06 1999–2003 45 0 4 6 0 12th (1999)

Whelen Southern Modified Tour (2005-2016)

Driver No. Active Starts Wins Top 5s Top 10s Poles Best Points Finish
Renee Dupuis United States Connecticut 59 2011–2013 11 0 0 5 0 14th (2011)
Lauren Edgerton United States Virginia 7 2016 2 0 0 0 0 19th (2016)

Notes[edit]

  • a1 Pagan's one NASCAR start came at a combination race between NASCAR's premier national touring series and its West Coast series. It is listed in both sections.
  • a2 Robinson's one Busch North (now K&N Pro Series East) start came at a combination race with what was then the Busch Grand National Series (now Xfinity Series). It is included in both sections.
  • a3 Hiss failed in her attempt to qualify for the Winston Cup Series and Winston West Series companion race in 1976. 81 drivers entered and only 40 made the race. She is listed in both sections.

See also[edit]

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