I know sports fans—and race fans in particular—are growing a little tired of hearing about Danica Patrick. The chorus these days seems to be, we get it, she’s attractive, but where are the results?
However, the fact is that, despite being an annoying willingness to put her name on anything for a hefty paycheck, Danica Patrick has accomplished a few firsts in the world of motor sports. For example, she became the first woman to win a race in IndyCar. And, just this past weekend, she became the first woman to win the pole position for the Daytona 500. In fact, she became the first woman to win the pole for any NASCAR event.
However, we all need to be reminded that Danica is not the first female driver in the history of NASCAR. She’s not the second, the third, the forth, or the firth. She is, in fact, the 16th female driver to race in the sport’s top series (now called the Sprint Series).
So today, in light of Danica’s achievement in Daytona, we’re going to take a look at all 16 female NASCAR drivers.