Pretty girls grew up talking about dolls, boys and dresses. Rough boys were all about cars, sports and girls. The lines have long blurred, however, and girls are now into cars and sports as well. What makes it even better is that girls have applied their beauty into the world of sports cars.
Here is a list of the 10 hottest female race car drivers in the world today.
10. Jennifer Jo Cobb
Jennifer Jo Cobb competes in both the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series of NASCAR. She made her Nationwide Series debut in 2004 at the Ford 300 in Homestead. Her best finish was in 2011 when she finished in 29th place. She has had better luck in the Camping World Truck Series where she debuted in 2008 at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250. She finished in 17th place overall in 2010. She finished in the top 10 of a race once.
9. Courtney Force
Courtney Force races for John Force Racing in the NHRA Funny Car drag racing series. She was the Top Alcohol Dragster, or TA/D, champion in 2009, the year she won her first race at the 22nd NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle. She has good racing pedigree, being the daughter of John Force, the 15-time NHRA Funny Car national champion.
8. Tia Norfleet
Tia Norfleet has the distinction of being the first African American woman to obtain a racing license from NASCAR. Her father is Bobby Norfleet, who is also a NASCAR driver. The younger Norfleet is also a singer, though her music career takes a backseat whenever she would compete in late model races at short tracks in the southeast. She traces her racing roots to kart racing and drag racing, where she won 37 times out of the 52 events that she joined.
7. Milka Duno
Milka Duno is a Venezuelan model who only started racing when she was already 24 years old. She used to be a Naval Engineer and has earned Master’s degrees in Naval Architecture, Maritime Business, Marine Biology and Organizational Development. She used to be part of the IndyCar Series before moving to the ARCA Racing Series in 2010. She is currently a member of Venturini Motorsports.
6. Leilani Munter
Leilani Munter could have been an actress, having enough good looks to actually appear as a double for Catherine Zeta-Jones. Or she could have been a scientist, having graduated with a degree in Biology from the University of California in San Diego with specialties in ecology, evolution and behavior. Instead, she joined car racing, debuting in 2001 in the Allison Legacy Series. She then became a stock car driver in the NASCAR Elite Division. She moved to IndyCar, driving in its development league called the Firestone Indy Lights. In 2010, she joined the ARCA Racing Series where she is a member of Tony Marks Racing.
5. Susie Wolff
Susie Wolff is a Scottish racer who works for the Formule One team of Williams as a development driver. Wolff actually started off in karting and was even named as the Female Kart Racing Driver of the Year in 1996. She then moved up to Formula Renault where she competed for a couple of seasons, before heading to the British F3. In 2006, she started competing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, or DTM. Her best finish was in her first year when she ended up ninth overall. After her stints with the Mucke Motorsport team and the Persson Motorsport team, Wolff left to join her husband in Formula One. Her husband, Toto Wolff, has significant shareholdings with the Williams team.
4. Maryeve Dufault
Maryeve Dufault is a Canadian racer who started out in karting when she was just eight years old. She won several karting titles in the Rotax International Series before moving up to formula racing. She competed in various series, including Formula BMW USA, the Skip Barber Racing Series, Formula Russell, Formula Renault, Pro Star Mazda and Formula Three. She won several races and finished in the top three on several occasions. Dufault was then hired to test Formula One cars in China and the United Kingdom, as well as used for precision driving of Yamaha, Polaris and Honda. She then joined NASCAR where she competed twice in the Canadian Tire Series in 2010. In 2011, she was part of one race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, competing in the 2011 NAPA Auto Parts 200 held in Montreal. She then joined the ARCA Racing Series later that year as part of Tony Marks Racing. She later transferred to Carter 2 Motorsports.
3. Angela Cope
Angela Cope is one of two racing sisters, the other being Amber. She started out in karting when she was nine years old before moving to late-model racecars when she was only 15 when she was not even old enough to get a driver’s license yet. She then joined the Camping World Truck Series of NASCAR in 2010 where she finished 111th overall. She then moved over to the NASCAR Nationwide Series where she finished in 55th place overall in 2011.
2. Cyndie Allemann
Cyndie Allemann is a Swiss driver who once was crowned as the Swiss Junior Kart Champion and the CIK-FIA Green Helmet Trophy Juniors Cadets. She has competed in different racing series, including the Renault Speed Trophy F2000, Formula Renault 2, Formel 3 Cup, Formula 3 Euro Series, Firestone Indy Lights and the ADAC GT Masters. She was also part of the FIA GT1 World Championship. Allemann also has the distinction of being the first female driver in the Super GT series.
1. Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick is the most successful female racer in history. She holds the distinction of being the only woman to win a race in the IndyCar Series. She also has the highest place of a woman in the Indianapolis 500 where she once placed third. In 2013, she became the first woman to win pole position in the Sprint Cup, achieving it in the Daytona 500. She currently drives for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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