Danica Patrick takes control of the Daytona 500 with her prowess. Her historic, qualifying poll position made many take a second look. Since the alpha female first took center stage in the world of NASCAR more women have “Put the petal to the metal”. And can you blame them?
With Danica Patrick earning close to 20 million in 2012, NASCAR may be dominated by women in the near future. Whether racing cars, trucks, or running enterprises, these top woman know how to handle the steering wheel. In case you’ve been living on Mars these past years allow me to make your acquaintance.
The Top 5 “Alpha Women of NASCAR”
The most known of all has to be Danica Patrick. Named rookie of the year in 2005, she got her start kart racing. The high profile driver of The No.10 godaddy.com chevy enjoyed earnings of over 20 million in 2012.
Amber and Angela Cope-
A double dose of sophistication, modeling twins Amber and Angela Cope made history in 2010 being the first set of twins to compete in a major NASCAR event. While Amber drives the No.24 for SR2 Motorsports, Angela prefers to race No.00 for the same team.
Not only is she considered one of the most promising NASCAR drivers today, she also made history at only 16 becoming the first female to win the prestigious Sunoco Golf Coast Championship. In 27 of 38 events she finished top ten earning the title of NASCAR Pro. She now drives the No.70 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet Impala for ML Motorsports.
Jennifer Jo Cobb-
The only team owner of our NASCAR Alpha Women is Jennifer Jo Cobb. Joining the NASCAR ranks in 2004, she has made headlines not only for racing cars, but trucks and her multiple, highly successful ventures.
Businesswoman and owner of a female fan inspired clothing line, Driver Boutique, from which she used assets to purchase the No.10 truck team from Rick Crawford in 2010. She drives the No.13 for JJC Racing.