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Subaru quality problems extend to U.S.

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Subaru has been dogged by rising quality problems in Japan. The lapses are now bleeding into the all-important U.S., and global President Tomomi Nakamura isn't happy.

Toyota's Lentz wields the ax as headquarters demands fatter profits

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Toyota's North America CEO Jim Lentz is looking to chop unpopular nameplates from the U.S. lineup as bosses in Japan order him to restore sagging profitability to record levels.

Carvana expansion not impeded by wider losses

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Carvana Co.'s aggressive growth shows no sign of slowing: The online used-car retailer continues to charge into new markets on the strength of investor backing and improving vehicle sales and gross profit. Net profit, however, remains elusive.

Internal combustion engine keeps improving as EV hype grows

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
This may be the dawn of the electric vehicle era, but 2018 has been a phenomenal year for the humble internal combustion engine.

VW CEO Herbert Diess says automaker can help make EVs mainstream

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
If electric vehicles fail to catch on globally over the next several years, it won't be because Volkswagen didn't try, CEO Herbert Diess says.

Next Mazda3 takes mild hybrid approach

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Mazda pulls the curtains on its next-generation Mazda3 small car at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, kicking off a new era of performance-oriented vehicle platforms and Skyactiv-X drivetrains.

Chase Auto unifies marketing, direct lending

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Chase Auto has handed responsibility for direct lending to its chief marketing officer, part of an effort to unify its customer-facing business and present services beyond traditional auto lending.

Former NFL players' auto dealerships lose franchises

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
A once-prospering dealership group has lost franchises at two of its dealerships in Pennsylvania, while two Michigan dealerships have closed.

New vehicle inventories make sharp jump in October

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
U.S. new-vehicle inventories rose sharply last month, reaching the highest level for the start of November since 2014.

Carter Myers Automotive prioritizes female service advisers

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
At Carter Myers Automotive, 18 of 40 service advisers #8212; 45 percent #8212; are women. That puts the retailer well beyond its peers, and the dealership group is reaping benefits in parts-and-service sales and customer outreach.

Kia's Han-woo Park says design, quality will push Kia to next level

Automotive Business Review - 12 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Han-woo Park says Kia is graduating from its position as a fast follower to being a global leader in such areas as design and quality. The Kia CEO also wants to build up the brand's light-truck lineup.

What is an Oil Catch Can and Do They Work?

China car times - 11 nov. 2018 - 15:46

The oil catch tank, otherwise called an oil catch can is a simple device that’s fitted into your vehicle’s cam/crankcase ventilation system. Having an oil catch can reduces the amount of oil vapors that get recirculated into the engine’s intake.

Most of the time, you’ll only see these in modified vehicles. You are probably wondering, why do they have them and does it really work? If they are so great, why don’t the new cars come with them installed? These are all questions we seek to answer in this article.

What is an Oil Catch Can Good For?

We could get as detailed and technical about explaining this as you could imagine. Let’s break it down into a layman’s explanation and a professional commentary as well. You choose which one works for you.

Layman’s Terms

Your engine is volatile. It’s filled with fuel, hot oil, lots of forced air, as well as plenty of moving metal components. All of these work together to create combustion. If you don’t know what combustion is, it’s basically just a series of explosions.

While the combustion process occurs, most of the compacted gas gets expelled out through your exhaust. There is some left behind which makes its way into your crankcase instead. This is referred to as blow-by.

The stock crankshaft ventilation system is fitted to prevent buildup from the mist. The valve inside diverts that dirty air. With an oil catch can, you effectively separate the air from the oil. This filter sends the air back to the engine without the oil so it can continue feeding the vehicle.

The oil catch tank gets fitted to the crankcase’s breather system. You place it between the intake system and the breather outlet. When the vapors pass through the can, oil droplets, water vapor, and unburnt fuel condense. This causes them to settle in the tank. This process keeps them from ever reaching your intake and prevents negative consequences.

The best oil catch can comes with a filter inside. This might be a Brillo-type or fine metal mesh. This medium creates a larger area to allow those vapors the chance to condense. You will need to drain the excess oil that accumulates over time, but this is a simple process that only involves opening the drain plug.

Wow! That was the simple explanation. Are you ready for the professional version?

Technical Terms

In a typical four-stroke engine, the piston goes up and down four times per cycle. When it first goes down, the intake valves open to create a vacuum. This process allows the cooler dense air to come in for combustion.

During that same time, fuel enters the cylinder. Then, your intake valves close while the piston rises towards the top of your cylinder. The compression causes pressure build-up inside the cylinder.

This pressure becomes so high that a little air escapes through the piston and the rings. This air makes its way into the crankcase. Again, this is referred to as blow-by. As your RPMs rise, the amount of this blow-by also increases. If you have an engine with more cylinders, you can also expect more blow-by.

Let’s be clear for a minute; not all the air escapes or we would never have combustion. It’s just a small amount.

The crank itself turns inside the oil pan full of oil (obviously). While this keeps everything lubricated, it’s essential that there’s ventilation so there isn’t a build-up of pressure inside the crankcase. If a build-up occurs, you’ll face failure from the force. This, in turn, leads to lots of oil blowing out on the street.

The pressure coming from the crankcase goes back through the intake tract and isn’t made of just air. It’s also going to contain oil. This passes through your intercooler and goes back into the combustion chamber. Along the way, the oil coats everything from the intake manifold, valves, boost hoses, and intercooler. Because the temperatures are so high, the oil solidifies onto the valves.

So – What’s Happens After This?

Good question! The intake valves get caked with oil. In engines with port injection, this isn’t an issue because the gas is introduced prior to the combustion chamber. This allows it to flow over the intake valves. This action actually cleans out the valves and prevents the caking of oil.

In a direct injection engine, caked on oil causes many symptoms. These include:

  • Pre-ignition
  • Knocking
  • Lower fuel economy
  • Power loss

We know what you’re thinking now – you want to know why the manufacturers set it up this way. Honestly, there isn’t anywhere safe for them to revert the gas. Clearly, they couldn’t put it back into the atmosphere.

Your next question is – why don’t the automakers install the oil catch can at the factory? It’s hard enough to get the average person to change their oil, do you really think they’ll take the time to empty an oil catch can? Probably not.

By putting the oil catch can after the PVC, before the intercooler, you solve the problem. This allows a pure air mixture to go into the intake valves and intercooler. This also means you won’t have to worry about caking of oil and a decrease in performance.

Let’s be honest; having an oil catch can isn’t going to significantly increase your power or make awesome noises that turn heads. That’s why many people who modify vehicles overlook this essential piece of equipment. If they took the time to install one, they would find that the engine typically runs at the most power possible and is worth the extra effort.

Wouldn’t a Breather Do the Job?

If you don’t know what a breather is, it’s just a cap that attaches to the valve cover from the PVC end. Instead of allowing fuel back into the system, it relieves the pressure by allowing gases to evaporate through its filter. If you want to prevent leakage from the intake side, you’ll have to cap the intake off.

There are some downsides to this method. First, the engine bay is a dirty place. This method often causes a strong smell from the oil and raw fuel. In addition, the filters need to be replaced every time they become ineffective. With the best oil catch can, you’ll simply empty it when it’s full and then reconnect it.

How Hard is it to Install an Oil Catch Can?

The best part about installing an oil catch can is that the process is easy. You don’t have to worry about performing an aftermarket tune. This is great if you’ve already had the tune because you won’t have to change anything to conform.

In total, installation of an oil catch can should take you about five minutes. Just disconnect the hose and reconnect it. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

Buying the Best Oil Catch Can

When you’re ready to look for the best oil catch can, there are some things you should know first.Not every oil catch tank is the same. In fact, you run the risk of purchasing one that is straight out junk if you aren’t careful.

The biggest scam is purchasing an oil catch can that doesn’t have anything inside it. It should come with parts like a filter media and hose. It shouldn’t be an empty can.

Even if you get one with the hose attached, it might not be the level of quality you hoped for. Many of them won’t actually hold up to the vacuum pressure or heat of your engine compartment. It might melt or collapse which is a disaster. If the hose feels at all flimsy to you, we highly recommend purchasing a separate aftermarket hose instead.

The good news is that there are plenty of reputable companies that pride themselves on making the best oil catch cans. Look for parts made from companies such as Cusco, Mishimoto, and GReddy. They often come with drain valves and sight level checks, which make everything easier.

If, on the other hand, you wish to fabricate your own oil catch can, then purchasing one of the cheap options is perfectly acceptable. Just look for one you can open to insert the filter media of your choice. Make sure you put stainless steel mesh inside so it doesn’t rust and won’t burn. Otherwise, you risk shredding metal ending up in your engine.

Higher-quality cans won’t use steel wool at all but prefer to come with a baffle system. This also removes the oil from the oil-air mixture. We find these are better at separation and seem to be less messy.

We’ve picked five models we trust.

1. Cusco 9mm Universal Oil Catch Can 2L Capacity

Cusco is one of the companies we mentioned that you can rely on to provide high-quality oil catch cans. This manufacturer is based out of Japan and spends their time researching the latest technologies for performance products that improve the driving experience. If you look inside many of the fastest modified cars, you’ll likely find some Cusco products used in their car.

Their oil catch can doesn’t disappoint. This 9mm variety is specifically designed to trap the harmful elements from entering your intake system. This prevents unburned gasoline and oil contaminants from causing buildup inside the intake. Because it keeps your system clear, it naturally improves the performance of your vehicle.

Keep in mind that this is the most expensive product on our list, but it comes complete with everything you need for installation. You receive the hardware, hose, and brackets. Not only is the Cusco oil can polished and finished in their flagship blue color, but it also holds 2-liters of material.

2. GReddy Oil Catch Tank: 9mm Hose (600cc)

GReddy is another reliable brand that you’ve likely seen in Super Street Magazine and at SEMA. They are a leader in aftermarket performance parts, which is why you can trust them with your oil catch can. This one is priced slightly lower than the option from Cusco, so it’s a nice choice if you want the best oil catch can, but still want to save a little dough.

This super-light can reduces the amount of blow-by gas that enters the engine. In doing this, your engine burns efficiently and helps the engine oil to last longer. By removing the oil from your throttle and plugs, you can expect your engine to perform better as well.

This 600cc can sits vertically and comes complete with sharp-looking red fittings. Allow GReddy to catch that oil, blow-by gas, and moisture so your engine and intake can do its job.

3. Mishimoto Large Aluminum Oil Catch Can

Going even further down the budget, without sacrificing quality, you find this option from Mishimoto. This one comes in three varying colors so you can customize it to your car’s look. This tank prevents the harmful buildup of oil from your intercooler, piping, turbocharger, and intake manifold. By doing so, you don’t have to worry about lower combustion temperatures or reduced efficiency.

Your polished can comes as a complete kit. It contains your mounting bracket, clamps, fittings, mounting hardware, and hoses to make things even easier on you. This simple upgrade is the ideal way to increase performance and add a professional appearance.

What makes this option different from the rest is that it comes with a lifetime warranty. That adds value and shows pride in their product. If something were to go wrong, which it shouldn’t, you are covered.

It’s a lightweight, compact design and also provides a built-in sight tube for quick checks. This 30-ounce can also comes in a variety of colors from wrinkle red, wrinkle black, or polished aluminum for a truly custom look.

4. Vincos Universal 3/8″& 9/16″ 400ml Aluminum Oil Catch Can

If you need to prioritize your budget, there’s still an option available to you. This universal catch can from Vincos is made from high-quality aluminum for durability and strength. It’s an ideal option if you want the most performance out of your vehicle.

Preserve your engine life by keeping it clean and running its best. This premium oil catch can captures the moisture and oil from the blow-by gas which leads to sludge and carbon build-up in the engine and intake system. This fully TIG welded system comes complete with an O-ring gasket to ensure there’s no oil leakage.

There are also two ways to install this option. Because it comes with your air filter, you could apply it as a vented system. With the stainless steel screw-on breather and hose clamp, it doesn’t matter how you install it; the unit won’t come loose from vibration. What’s nice about this setup is that you can also clean it easily. You don’t need to remove it when it gets full. Simply unscrew the bottom of the reservoir and everything you need to clean is accessible.

5. Ruien 0046 Polish Baffled Universal Aluminum Oil Catch Can

This lightweight oil catch can is the lowest priced option that is still durable and long-lasting. It’s constructed of aluminum and is effective as well. You’ll be able to catch the moisture and oil found in the blow-by gas which leads to sludge and carbon build-up. By doing so, you’ll effectively increase the life of your engine and intake system, plus you should see an increase in performance.

Even if you tend to drive under hard conditions, you can rely on this oil catch can to protect your car. The system comes complete with everything you need to get started. You’ll have the can, hoses, mounting bracket, and clamps.

While it’s a universal fit, the company recommends having it professionally installed. As you can see from our instructions earlier, if you know anything about cars, that’s not probably necessary. Attaching this or any oil catch can should take less than five minutes and is pretty straightforward. If you can afford a system better than this, we recommend you upgrade. If this is all that’s in your budget, it’s a great start.

Final Thoughts

If you take the performance of your vehicle seriously and you want to extend the life of your engine, you owe it to your car to add an oil catch can to the equation. For the cost, it’s a no-brainer as an easy, affordable upgrade that anyone can perform.

With a nice selection of options to choose from, it’s easy to get exactly what you want. There are some model specific options on the market, but there are also plenty of universal choices, like the ones we reviewed. Take your car’s performance and efficiency to the next level and invest in the best oil catch can. You may just be surprised what this minor modification can do.

Mercedes returns to roster of Super Bowl advertisers

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 14:19
Mercedes-Benz #8212; whose name adorns the Atlanta stadium where Super Bowl LIII will be played #8212; is returning to the game as an advertiser after sitting out the NFL's championship showdown in 2018.

Ford signals more willingness to partner on driverless cars

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 09:34
Ford is open to working with foreign rivals to expand self-driving services internationally, the Financial Times reported.

Ford open to working with rivals on driverless cars, report says

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 09:34
Ford is open to working with foreign rivals to expand self-driving services internationally, the Financial Times reported.

GM's Maven ponders lawnmowers, UFOs as it seeks to diversify beyond cars and trucks

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Maven's current "car sharing marketplace" is the first product in a potential line of shared products for the emerging consumer platform.

VW CEO Herbert Diess says automaker has put most of its diesel emissions scandal in the past

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 06:01
CEO Herbert Diess says that, thanks in part to a global strategy shift to electric vehicles and efforts to clean up its own house after spending more than $30 billion to make things right, VW has put "most" of the diesel scandal in the past.

Election could bring more gridlock, tariffs

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Auto industry stakeholders looking forward to some postelection progress on legislation and an end to the Trump administration's tariff volleys should probably expect the opposite.

Hyundai CEO Wonhee Lee says brand is playing crossover catchup, with an eye on a pickup

Automotive Business Review - 11 nov. 2018 - 06:01
Wonhee Lee is pushing Hyundai Motor Co. to introduce a full lineup of crossovers, roll out more electrified vehicles with next-generation batteries, and possibly even offer a pickup.

10 Best Female NASCAR Drivers of All Time

China car times - 10 nov. 2018 - 15:55

According to Simmons, 29% of women are NASCAR fans, so it only makes sense the motorsport would have females interested in getting behind the wheel. That doesn’t mean every woman who has ever tried to race in NASCAR has been good. In fact, some have been downright awful. With that said, it takes a lot of work to make a name for yourself as a girl in motorsports. That’s why we want to honor the ten best female NASCAR drivers of all time.

While we could’ve listed far more than ten, it seemed fitting to pick the best female NASCAR drivers from a variety of eras. You’ll see some of the first to enter the sport as well as some recent names we’re sure you’ve heard about. In no particular order, here are the ladies who’ve made a name for themselves in what was once a man’s sport.

1. Sara Christian

You can’t talk about female NASCAR drivers without mentioning the very first woman to join the ranks. In 1949, Sara Christian drove in the first race at Charlotte Speedway. She drove a Ford owned by Frank Christian, her husband. She qualified in 13th place, but Bob Flock took over her car during the race because his engine expired during the 38th lap.

During the second race in Daytona Beach, she finished 18th. This race saw two other female NASCAR drivers as well, both Louise Smith and Ethel Mobley. Since Sara’s husband also raced, they earned the record of being the only couple to compete against each other until 1986.

Christian became the first woman to place in the Top 10 with her sixth-place finish at Langhorne Speedway. Then, she finished fifth at Heidelberg Raceway.

Aside from her racing history, she’s also won some awards. These include:

  • 1949 U.S. Drivers Association Woman Driver of the Year
  • Induction into the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame
2. Louise Smith

Louise Smith tied with Ethel Mobley to become one of the second female NASCAR drivers. Fans nicknamed her the “first lady of racing.”

Her first race started with her being a spectator. It was 1949 at the Daytona Beach Road Course. As she sat in the stands, she knew she needed to be a part of the action. That’s when she entered her family’s Ford coupe in the race and ended up rolling it.

She started racing that year in 1949 and continued through 1956. In total, she won 38 races throughout her career. Then, in 1971, she returned as a car owner for several drivers. In fact, she was the sponsor behind Ronnie Thomas’s Rookie of the Year competition in 1978.

Louise Smith is also the first woman who was inducted in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. That occurred in 1999.

3. Janet Guthrie

Janet Guthrie was the first Female NASCAR driver to qualify and compete in the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. Before that, she was an aerospace engineer, but by 1972, she raced full-time.

In 1976, she came in 15th during the NASCAR Winston Cup race. She also completed four more runs that season. The following season, she raced the Daytona 500 and took 12th place after her engine blew with just ten laps to go. Even still, she was awarded the Top Rookie honor. Over four seasons, she raced 33 times. Her best finish occurred in 1977 at Bristol. This still holds the record of best female finish during a top-tier race, but she is tied with Danica Patrick.

Guthrie’s race suit and helmet are on display at the Smithsonian Institute. She was also one of the first females to be elected into the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. In 2006, she also earned her induction in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

Aside from her racing career, Janet Guthrie also received critical praise for her autobiography, “Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle.” She goes down in history as one of the best female NASCAR drivers of all time. She’s set a benchmark for other women to compete with.

4. Patty Moise

Considering Patty Moise had 133 Xfinity Series starts between the years of 1986 and 1998, she earned her spot as one of the best female NASCAR drivers of all time. You may also know her as the wife of former NASCAR driver Elton Sawyer.

Patty began racing when she was just sixteen years old. Then, she made her Busch Series debut at Road Atlanta in 1986. She qualified third in that race, but only finished in 30th because of some engine trouble.

In 1987, she led her team to two top-ten starts out of twelve. She continued placing at decent rates for the next few years. Then, in 1990, Moise sold her team and earned the most starts in her career. She never made it to the top ten, but she did end the season with the 22nd spot in points, which was her career high.

Her final year, her team was sold to Michael Waltrip Racing, but she signed to drive. Even though she completed a top-ten finish in Bristol, she wasn’t able to attend the races. That caused her to finish 37th in points and she hasn’t raced for NASCAR since.

5. Shawna Robinson

In 1988, Robinson became the first female to win a NASCAR Touring Series event. This earned her “Most Popular Driver” and “Rookie of the Year.” The following year, she became the first women to obtain a pole position in a NASCAR Touring Series race. Later she went on to be the first woman driver that had pole positions in a major series.

Her career started with racing semi-tractors. With 30 victories under her belt, she moved onto the GATR Truck Series and became the 1984 championship rookie. Four years after that, history was made when she began racing in top-level NASCAR races.

In 1991, she moved onto the Busch Series but didn’t do so well. She did achieve one pole position in 1994, but she left a year later to pursue a family. Since racing was a part of who she was, she couldn’t stay away for long. In fact, she came back to the ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series in 1999 and then NASCAR in 2001. There wasn’t much success for her after that, and she retired for good in 2005.

6. Tammy Jo Kirk

Kirk is one of the best female NASCAR drivers of all time because she scored 37 top-ten finishes and two pole positions in the All-Pro Series. Then, she went on to become one of the first women in the Camping World Truck Series.

Tammy Jo Kirk starting racing when she was just nine, but it wasn’t with cars. She drove motorcycles and worked her way up through the ranks as a teenager. That’s pretty bad-ass if you ask us. Then, she went on to earn a spot in the Knoxville Half Mile event in 1983. Three years later, she won the Class C flat track race in Tennessee.

Kirk started to get frustrated about the companies that refused to work with her because she was female, so she retired from racing motorcycles. In 1991, she joined up with the NASCAR Winston All-American Challenge Series, making her the first female to compete.

By 1994, she earned the title, “Most Popular Driver,” and finished in seventh place for series points just two years after that. She was also the second female to win a NASCAR Touring Series event (Robinson was first).

In 1997, she took another bold step and moved to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Her best race of the year landed her 11th. In 1998, she chose to start her own team, but only made thirteen starts because she couldn’t get sponsors. A year later, her team shut down.

That didn’t stop her, however. She returned to the Busch Series in 2003. Out of 15 races, her best finish was 21st. She is now retired and owns a motorcycle dealership.

7. Danica Patrick

You didn’t really think you would get through a list of the best female NASCAR drivers without seeing Danica, did you? She’s the most popular female NASCAR driver of all time, but she’s pretty good at it as well.

She’s held her title for most successful female in open-wheel racing, thanks to her victory during the 2008 Indy Japan 300. That’s not too shabby considering she never completed high school to pursue her career.

In 2002, Danica raced in five Barber Dodge Pro Series races and later in the Toyota Atlantic Series. In 2004, the best she did was third in the standings for the championship. That led her to become the first female to win a pole position for the series.

In 2005, she began driving in the IndyCar Series and achieved three pole positions. This led her to earn, “Rookie of the Year” for the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500. In 2008, she finished third during the Indianapolis 500, which was a career high. She left IndyCar after 2011 for a move to stock car racing.

In 2010, she entered the NASCAR Nationwide Series and landed a fourth-place finish in Las Vegas. She became the second woman to land a pole position in the Nationwide Series since Robinson did in 1994. Then, Patrick became the first female to win a Cup Series pole position with the fastest qualifying lap in the 2013 Daytona 500.

What is special about Danica Patrick is that she beat Guthrie’s record of the most top-ten finishes for a female in the 2015 Sprint Cup Series. Even though she said she was retiring in 2017, Patrick drove the 2018 Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 before she finally retired.

8. Kelly Sutton

We’ve chosen Kelly Sutton for the best female NASCAR drivers list not because of all her amazing achievements, but more because of what she accomplished. Kelly started racing karts when she was ten, but by the age of sixteen, she started fighting multiple sclerosis. Because of this, her dreams were put on hold.

Then, in 1992, she returned by entering the Old Dominion Speedway race. In her first year, she won the Sportsmanship and Hard Charger awards. During her three years of racing, she earned the “Most Popular Driver” title and won seven feature races. You have to give her credit for doing all this while dealing with MS. She deserves everyone’s respect.

Sadly for Kelly, in 2013 she was involved in a motorcycle accident that left her severely injured and the driver dead.

9. Jennifer Jo Cobb

Cobb isn’t just one of the best female NASCAR drivers, but she’s also a team owner. She competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Cobb started racing back in 1991 with her father, Joe Cobb. Since 2002, she started nine times in the ARCA Racing Series and had three top-tens in 2004.

Her NASCAR debut occurred in 2004. Then, in 2006, she started a new line of clothing for fans called Driver Boutique. In 2008, she began in 35th place during the Camping World Truck Series event and ended up in 26th.

What’s special about Cobb is that she has the highest female points in the history of any major NASCAR series. She also became the highest finishing female in the Truck Series with a sixth-place finish in 2011. That was the same year she started her own Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing team in conjunction with the U.S. Army Family.

The downside is that Cobb has faced numerous penalties throughout the years. One was for aggressively approaching another driver when she was spun out. Another was for having a cell phone in her truck during practice. We don’t think that constitutes her losing her spot on the best female NASCAR drivers, so we included her anyway.

10. Johanna Robbins

Robbins began racing in 2009. She won the pole position at the Snowball Derby. Her husband, Hunter Robbins works as a track driver and motorsports engineer. During 38 events in 2012, she attained 27 top-ten finishes, along with 17 top-five finishes and five wins.

Since then, she has had some success, but funding put her career on hold for the time being. In addition, she is now spending some time focusing on her family. We have no doubts that this top choice as the best female NASCAR drivers will be back on the track in no time.

Final Words Regarding the Best Female NASCAR Drivers

It’s impossible to narrow down the list to just ten winners. These are just a sampling of the magnificent and qualified female NASCAR drivers the world has seen. As more women become involved in motorsports, it will be interesting to see who the next big star turns out to be. There’s already some speculation about the new women entering into the races. Time will tell.

As we move forward into modern times, women are taking their place alongside men in fields that were once strictly male-dominated. It’s adding a new light to various industries and creating more of a competition. We look forward to seeing what the future of NASCAR driving has in store for the female driver and how this encourages more women to pursue their dreams.

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