Kansas: Jennifer Jo Cobb preview

KANSAS CITY'S JENNIFER JO COBB TO COMPETE IN TWO SPEEDWAY RACES THIS KANSAS WEEK KANSAS CITY, KS (September 28, 2009) -- Jennifer Jo Cobb will be attempting her 4th NASCAR Nationwide Series start as well as her 8th ARCA Re/Max Series start at...

KANSAS CITY'S JENNIFER JO COBB TO COMPETE IN TWO SPEEDWAY RACES THIS KANSAS WEEK

KANSAS CITY, KS (September 28, 2009) -- Jennifer Jo Cobb will be attempting her 4th NASCAR Nationwide Series start as well as her 8th ARCA Re/Max Series start at her hometown track, the Kansas Speedway, this week. Cobb's ultimate goal is to be the first woman competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in over 8 years. For now, she will focus on the next step to that lofty goal in this week's Kansas Lottery 150 scheduled for Thursday, October 1 and the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday, October 3.

Capitol Federal Savings will serve as the primary sponsor on Cobb's #79 CapFed.com Dodge, for team owner Derrike Cope, Inc. with Rick Markle Racing. Cobb will have two teammates, owner/driver, Derrike Cope and the inaugural Kansas Speedway race pole sitter, Kevin Lepage.

Associate sponsors include Big Bob's Outlet, a national flooring and furniture outlet with Kansas City origins, AutoPartsCenter.net, Holtze Executive Suites and The Gardner Family Foundation. "Big Bob's Outlet is excited to partner with Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing, Kansas City's hometown race team," said Big Bob (DE or BB?) "We are looking forward to promoting this relationship on a local level while gaining national exposure for all of our franchises through this NASCAR race at the Kansas Speedway."

"Other women have competed in various levels of motorsports, opening the eyes of everyone from race fans to the decision makers in the corporate boardrooms," said Cobb. "There's a lot of talent out there, and it's only a matter of time until a female driver, with a strong corporate partnership, makes history out on the racetrack." For Jennifer Jo Cobb, history continues this week at the Kansas Speedway.

-credit: crt

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Series ARCA , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Derrike Cope , Kevin Lepage , Rick Markle , Jennifer Jo Cobb