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Jennifer Jo Cobb to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega

Cobb, 47, who has made a mixed 247 begins throughout the Xfinity and Truck collection, will compete in RWR’s #15 Chevrolet within the GEICO 500 on the 25 April.

She’s going to grow to be simply the second feminine driver in NASCAR historical past who has competed in all three of NASCAR’s nationwide collection, after Shawna Robinson was the primary to take action.

“I’m so grateful for this chance with RWR,” mentioned Cobb. “I’ve a protracted historical past with RWR and plenty of respect for this organisation.

“This staff has plenty of coronary heart and jogs my memory plenty of my small (Truck) staff competing in opposition to such mammoth organisations.

“I’m pleased with what RWR has achieved and I would like nothing greater than to make the staff and all my sponsors and supporters pleased with this effort.”

Rick Ware added that he was excited to have Cobb racing within the #15 automotive, which has been shared by Cup veteran Derrike Cope, James Davison, Joey Gase and rookie Chris Windom thus far in 2021.

Jennifer Jo Cobb, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Osage Contractors

Jennifer Jo Cobb, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing, Chevrolet Silverado Osage Contractors

Photograph by: Matthew T. Thacker / NKP / Motorsport Images

“”I’m grateful to have a brand new sponsor like Arrowhead Brass take part my pleasure of getting Jennifer Jo Cobb drive for RWR at Talladega Superspeedway,” mentioned Ware.

“Being a feminine in a male dominated sport shouldn’t be a straightforward job, particularly for so long as Jennifer has been competing in NASCAR. I hope that she has a profitable first NASCAR Cup Sequence debut.”

Final 12 months, Cobb shattered two information in a single weekend by capturing a land pace document in a Cup automotive – clocking greater than 223 mph on Friday afternoon in Arkansas.

She adopted that up the following day making her approach to Talladega the place she led 16 laps within the Truck race, changing into the feminine driver with probably the most laps led on an oval in one in every of NASCAR’s prime collection.

Cobb, has two Xfinity and 9 Truck begins at Talladega with a greatest monitor end of 11th within the 2018 Truck race.

She first competed in NASCAR within the Xfinity Sequence – then referred to as the Busch Sequence – in 2004, making sporadic appearances over the following few seasons, till switching over to Vehicles full-time together with her personal staff.

Her greatest end result thus far is sixth place within the 2011 Daytona 250 season opener, though has not completed within the prime 10 since.

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