Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cobb to team with Baker-Curb Racing for 4 Nationwide races starting at Daytona

MOORESVILLE, NC - Officials from Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing (JJCR) and Baker Curb Racing (BCR) announced they will partner for the four 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) events featuring the new car this season, starting Friday with the Subway Jalapeno 250 at Daytona International Speedway.

Jennifer Jo Cobb will drive the No. 27 Driven Ford Mustang at Daytona on July 2, Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 10 and Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 15. A TBD driver will drive the No. 27 Mustang at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 14, while Cobb competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Darlington Raceway.

The Subway Jalapeno 250 will mark Cobb's first NNS start at the famed 2.5-mile oval.

JJCR and BCR decided that it was in each team's best interest to combine their resources for the events featuring the next generation race car. With each organization being a smaller, independent race team, JJCR and BCR aim to make a concerted effort as NASCAR transitions to its latest vehicle.
 
"This is a huge step for our team," Cobb said. "I'm very proud of our progression this season and look forward to taking it to the next level.

"I'm thrilled to be partnering with Baker Curb Racing. Their experience will be an asset to our team. We look forward to working with them as we continue to grow and develop as an organization. Combining our efforts will definitely be a win, win situation for our teams."

BCR has 15 years of experience in NNS racing. It currently fields the No. 27 and No. 43 Ford Fusions. Aligning with JJCR, BCR expects a united effort will strengthen its endeavors at the events with the new car.

"Partnering together will be a great benefit for Baker Curb Racing and Jennifer Joe Cobb Racing," said Matt Crews, president of Baker Curb Racing. "Since Jennifer wasn't going to compete full time in the Nationwide Series, it made sense for us to work together and combine our resources. As independent teams, it's a challenge for us to compete against some of the larger organizations. This partnership will help both of us come up to speed with the new Nationwide Series car and make us stronger over the course of the season."

JJCR and BCR are currently seeking sponsorship opportunities for the events.

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