Jennifer Jo Cobb making 200th start at Daytona Road Course

Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs 

Jennifer Jo Cobb will be making a milestone career start when the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series runs the Daytona road course this weekend in the Sunoco 159 at Daytona International Speedway.

Cobb, 47, will be making her 200th start in the series with a rebranded logo from sponsor Fastener Supply Company.

“We are very excited to be aligning with Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing for the rest of this year, and hope to continue doing so in the future,” said Donnie Shrum, President of Fastener Supply Company. “This partnership adds value to both of our organizations, and we have the ultimate respect for Jen and her team.”

“Her accomplishments in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Series would be impressive for any driver, but especially so for a woman who helped set the stage for other females to enter the profession. We are so proud to have her represent our company.”

Cobb, a Kansas City native, made her series start in 2008 at Kansas Speedway. She formed her own team, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing, two years later and completed the full series schedule.

She earned her best career finish in 2011, when she finished sixth at the season opener in Daytona.

Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs

“I feel gratitude. Through the past 10 years, we have outlasted many teams, big and small. I’ve learned so much from both a driver and a business standpoint and I am constantly looking for ways to improve. Before I moved up to the big leagues in NASCAR, I won races. Now the teams with the budget and capabilities of winning at this level make up less than 20 percent of the entire field. When I look at the past 10 years, I feel like we have paid our dues. Looking forward, it’s time to dig deeper and have the sponsors and performance that I know we are capable of at JJCR.”

“For a woman without money or a huge sponsor backing to have survived this long as a driver and a team owner, is just unheard of today. We have defied so many odds and it has been all because of the great people who support me. I could not do this — from a financial perspective but also a mental perspective — if it weren’t for the team, my family and friends, the fans and of course the sponsors.”

Cobb lists forming Driven2Honor as one of her favorite memories about her racing career. The non-profit organization is a registered 501(c)3 corporation who’s mission is “to HONOR, INSPIRE and EMPOWER our nation’s female military members.”

“Forming Driven2Honor is one of the best things I’ve done. Earning the respect of my competitors has been pretty important to me and I think we have the respect of those that I care about. The legends and long-standing drivers, owners and teams really look out for us. Giving so many crew members their first opportunity in racing has been an important purpose for JJCR. Sometimes they just need a start – a chance – and then they propel forward and we kick them out of our nest so they can thrive.”

Don’t miss Cobb and the No. 10 Fastener Supply Company Chevrolet team this Sunday, August 16th at the inaugural Daytona road course at 12:30 p.m./ET on Fox Sports 1.

Jennifer Jo Cobb making 200th start at Daytona Road Course Jennifer Jo Cobb making 200th start at Daytona Road Course Reviewed by Courtney Horn on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Rating: 5