Jennifer Cobb to enter Kansas event

Locally Owned Price Chopper Sponsors Local Female NASCAR Driver; Kansas City Native to Drive in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway KANSAS CITY, KS (April 15, 2009) -- Jennifer Jo Cobb's ultimate goal is to be the first...

Locally Owned Price Chopper Sponsors Local Female NASCAR Driver; Kansas City Native to Drive in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, KS (April 15, 2009) -- Jennifer Jo Cobb's ultimate goal is to be the first woman competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in over 8 years. Locally owned grocery chain Price Chopper recognized Cobb's Kansas City spirit and is serving as the primary sponsor of the #74 "Price Chopper 400" Dodge Ram, owned by Derrike Cope, Inc. and directed by Rick Markle Racing. Regional bank Capitol Federal is proud to be an associate sponsor. Cobb is a Kansas City, Kansas, resident and began local racing at nearby Lakeside Speedway.

Cobb's Kansas Speedway experience includes the ARCA RE/MAX Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the always competitive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).

"We're thankful for the support of sponsors like Price Chopper and Capitol Federal. We are looking to garner national attention with our performance and secure additional sponsorships that will allow us to race at more tracks this season," said Cobb.

Cobb certainly is no stranger to a racecar. A second generation driver, Cobb followed in the footsteps of her racing father, Joe Cobb, and quickly found success at local venues like Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Speedway. She continued that success into the ARCA RE/MAX Series, where she posted three top-10 finishes in her first five starts. Sixteen years after stepping into the cockpit of her first racecar, she finds herself amongst some of the sport's best in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Cobb qualified successfully in each of her four NASCAR starts with Derrike Cope, Inc. during 2008 and finished each race higher than her initial qualifying position.

Cobb is a corporate sponsor's dream spokesperson. When not competing in NASCAR; she is a nationally registered professional public speaker addressing companies locally and across the nation at a myriad of corporate events. Cobb also works as one of the top instructors for the Richard Petty Driving Experience and has logged thousands of laps at Kansas Speedway. Cobb has developed Driver Boutique; her own clothing line for female motorsports fans.

Cobb's passion for racing is what has compelled her to keep pushing to realize her dream, and her determination is contagious. The challenge of being a female driver in a male-dominated sport doesn't bother her, as she focuses on letting her performance on the track speak for itself. Cobb says, "When you are competing at this level, just to qualify for these races is so tough. I am gaining so much experience in the big leagues right in my back yard and we have caught the attention of some top level drivers and team owners already. I'm extremely excited about growing my resume and carrying on with my mission to compete at NASCAR's top levels."

"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 Saturday, April 25, at the Kansas Speedway.

-credit: JenniferJoCobb.com

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Derrike Cope , Richard Petty , Rick Markle , Jennifer Jo Cobb