At the Chevrolet Silverado 250, Jennifer Jo Cobb led 16 laps at the Talladega Superspeedway, effectively setting a record for the highest number of laps led by a female driver in NASCAR Truck Series history. At the age of 47, Cobb is pretty much a veteran in the sport, but she eventually finished the race in 24th place.
Admittedly, she never quite made it to the Cup Series, but mostly stuck to the Xfinity and Truck Series. In the Xfinity series, she has been quite underwhelming, but she has performed fairly decent in the Truck Series. Her best finish was a 6th place at the 2011 NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck race.
Recently, she celebrated her 200th race start at the Daytona International Speedway road course, where she finished 31st.
“There’s so many things I wish I could have accomplished in 10 years. It seems like the biggest thing I’ve accomplished is longevity.
“There are a lot of things that people would shake their head at when you’re in a competitive sport because we obviously are a small team. But our sponsorships are abundant – just with smaller companies,” Cobb said about her achievement.
However, she confessed that she was quite proud of her 11th-place finish at Talladega in 2018. This is largely due to the fact that the race was highly competitive and she really had to fight for it.
However, a small budget has held her down, preventing her from being as competitive as she would like to be.
It is also worth noting that Cobb was pulling double duty at Talladega. This is because she was also taking part in a land speed attempt. This was slated to take place at the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA) Horsepower Harvest event in Blytheville, Arkansas.