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Jennifer Jo Cobb will Make NASCAR Debut in Geico 500

Jennifer Jo Cobb
(Jennifer Jo Cobb will be the first female since 2018 to make a debut in Cup Series.
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Jennifer Jo Cobb will Make NASCAR Debut in Geico 500

Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her NASCAR debut at the Geico 500 in Talladega on April 25 according to her team, Rick Ware Racing. She will drive the No.15 Chevrolet. Cobb will be the first female since Danica Patrick in 2018 to race in the series.

“Being a female in a male dominated sport is not an easy task, especially for as long as Jennifer has been competing in NASCAR,” Ware said. “I hope that she has a successful first NASCAR Cup Series debut.”

Via ESPN

Cobb will be the third female to appear in a Cup race. She will be the oldest driver in this series. Cobb has previously raced for Rick Ware Racing between 2011-2016. During her time with Rick Ware Racing, she made six Xfinity Series starts. Cobb has also finished a career-best 16th in points in 2014 and has one career top-10 finish. 

“I have a long history with RWR and a lot of respect for this organization,” Cobb said in a statement. “This team has a lot of heart and reminds me a lot of my small team competing against such mammoth organizations. I am proud of what RWR has accomplished and I want nothing more than to make the team, Arrowhead Brass, and all my sponsors and supporters proud of this effort.”

Via ESPN

In her career, she has made 216 Truck series starts and 31 Xfinity Series starts. Cobb has competed in five Truck series this season. Her best finish this season was at the Daytona International Speedway, she placed 18th. 

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