NASCAR Truck Veteran Jennifer Jo Cobb to Make Her Cup Debut at Talladega

Published 04/16/2021, 8:53 AM EDT
MADISON, IL – JUNE 13: Jennifer Jo Cobb drives the #10 TheParkwayHotel.com RAM during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Drivin’ For Lineman 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park on June 13, 2014 in Madison, Illinois. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)


The NASCAR Cup race at Richmond is just around the corner. However, the Rick Ware Racing team is already looking ahead to the following race at the Talladega Superspeedway. As per reports, the team has signed NASCAR Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb for the #15 car.

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The 47-year-old has sought help from Arrowhead Brass as her sponsor for the race weekend. She is also the fifth driver to take over the reins of the #15 car, after Derrike Cope, James Davison, Joey Gase, and Chris Windom. In the process, Cobb has become the second female driver in the Cup Series after Danica Patrick.

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It is worth mentioning that Jennifer Jo Cobb races for her own full-time Truck Series team. In addition to that, she will be one of the oldest drivers on the grid. Nevertheless, Cobb is excited to make her Cup Series debut next week. Admittedly, she will most likely not expect any miracles. However, Cobb is still happy with the opportunity to rub shoulders with the top NASCAR Cup drivers.

What did Jennifer Jo Cobb say about the move?

Naturally, Cobb was thrilled to finally make it to the big leagues. She said, “I am so thankful for this opportunity with RWR, and greatly appreciate Arrowhead Brass for coming on board to help make this happen. It’s also exciting to have my longtime sponsor at Fastener Supply to extend their support as well.”

Meanwhile, RWR founder Rick Ware acknowledged that it is not easy being a woman in a male-dominated sport, especially when one takes into account how long Cobb has been competing in NASCAR. Nevertheless, he hoped that she would enjoy her impending NASCAR Cup Series debut.

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FORT WORTH, TX – NOVEMBER 01: Jennifer Jo Cobb, driver of the #10 Driven2Honor.org Chevrolet, sits in her truck during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series JAG Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 1, 2018 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Ware also hopes that she can produce better results compared to her predecessors. The team’s highest position in the 2021 Cup Series was a 22nd place at Martinsville.

This move was only possible because the Truck Series drivers do not hit the track after Richmond until Kansas on May 1.

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