Jennifer Jo Cobb

Jennifer Jo Cobb will unveil her Driven 2 Honor promotion to salute women of the U.S. military during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 race on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs

Jennifer Jo Cobb was born on the 12th of June 1973 in KANSAS City, Kansas.  She is the daughter of Joe Cobb, NASCAR race driver in the Modified Division who races at Lakeside Speedway.  She started racing in the Modified Division at around eighteen at the same Speedway, Lakeside, as her father.  She has competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Remax Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  She has made nine starts in the ARCA Series since 2002 that includes three Top 10s in three starts in 2004.  She made her debut in NASCAR, driving in the Busch Series at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2004.  She finished in 43rd place after crashing her car on lap two.  Needing more money to fund her racing Jennifer decided to design clothing for the female race fans; this was launched in 2006 and is called Drivers Boutique.  She tried to qualify for various Busch and ARCA events under this sponsorship.  She competed in the Camping World Truck series event in 2008 at the Build Ford Tough 225, Kansas Speedway  where she started in 35th position but later experienced engine problems and she finished 26th out of 35 drivers.  She bought the assets of the #10 team from Rick Crawford in 2010 and announced that she would compete on a full-time basis in the Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series.  She also became the highest finisher in the point standings in any of the three NASCAR Series giving her 17th place.  She intended to drive five races for the 2nd Chance Motorsports team in 2011 but things did not go as expected.   She drove the #41 GreetingExpress.com/Koma Unwind Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series at Bristol Speedway for Ray Ware after quitting 2nd Chance Motorsports because she refused to “start and park” in the #79 for Rick Russell.  Early this year, 2011, Jennifer partnered with the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command to launch the Driven 2 Honor promotion, to create the opportunity for female service members to win a NASCAR VIP Weekend as a salute to women in the military. She will play host to two female Soldiers and their guests at each of the next four events on the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series circuits in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Bristol and California. The Family and MWR Command will provide a $600 gift card for each winner to help cover travel and lodging expenses.  Jennifer has her own unique way of signing autographs for fans.  Instead of the traditional way of signing and adding the car number under the signature she prefers to sign her favourite verse from the bible, this being 2 Timothy 1:7 WHICH READS (paraphrased) “God did not create us with a spirit of fear or timidity, but one of power, love, and a sound mind.”  Her favourite quote is: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”  She has featured on Anderson Cooper 360 in December 2010 and featured in a chapter on confidence in “America’s Next Top Model” judge and accomplished fashion photographer, Nigel Barker’s first book, Beauty Equation.  She appears in “NASCAR The Game 2011” by Activision & Eutechnyx, offering players the option of choosing a female driver for the first time in NASCAR gaming history and will appear in a book, Women of True Grit, by Edie Hand, a best-selling author and television personality that will be published later.

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Jo_Cobb

http://www.race4girls.com/drivers/jennifer-jo-cobb

http://www.army.mil/-news/2011/02/22/52223-military-women-receive-driven-2-honor-treatment-at-nascar-race/

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