There's No Place Like Home for Cobb: MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 26, 2010) - Jennifer Jo Cobb couldn't be happier to take the green flag in front of her hometown for this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. Cobb's prior ...
There's No Place Like Home for Cobb:
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 26, 2010) - Jennifer Jo Cobb couldn't be happier to take the green flag in front of her hometown for this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway. Cobb's prior experience at the 1.5-mile speedway, combined with the support from her local community, has her fueled with anticipation to hit the track.
Cobb will drive her favorite chassis this weekend, affectionately called Marley. Marley carried Cobb to her best finish of the season (21st place) at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Since Atlanta, Marley has been upgraded with new front-end geometry and improvements to the rear-end housing. Marley will sport the Mark One Electric colors for Kansas, which has the No. 10 crew referring to their beloved truck as Marley MOE. Cobb hopes the she and Marley MOE will team up for another solid run at Kansas.
Cobb Comments on O'Reilly Auto Parts 200:
"I have been waiting all season long to say this, 'There is no place like home.' I am so excited to be racing at Kansas Speedway. My whole career, my friends and family have been so supportive of me and I'm thrilled to be racing in front of them. It's a great feeling to have so many familiar faces in the crowd rooting you on. I just hope to give them a great show.
"The support from my hometown has been overwhelming. Mark One Electric has come on board as our sponsor for the race. Metro Ford, Time Warner, Big Bob's Outlet and Candlewood Suites have also chipped in to help us fund the race. I'm very excited to be aligned with a Kansas City area Ford dealership. Every race I won at the local level was in a Ford and it means so much to be back in a Ford with Roush Yates Engines this year. It means a lot to me to know that local Kansas City organizations care that much about my race program.
"I've been learning so much in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Kansas is going to be the first place that I'm going to be really comfortable applying what I've learned and being able to go all out. I know we're going to have a great run there. I've been to a lot of tracks this season that I didn't have any experience at. I had never been to Martinsville or Atlanta before this season. I had very limited experience at Nashville. But Kansas, I've got more laps there than anywhere else. I've run two Truck Series events there before, so coming back will be a smooth transition. I think that will make getting up to speed a lot easier than at the other tracks we've been to so far."
"Our team has come a long way this year. We've been to several tracks that I had never raced at before. Since we're a new team, we pretty much had to start from scratch with our setups and I've had drive pretty conservatively at them. The good news is that we've left each place with a much better understanding of what it takes to do well there. I'm feeling much more comfortable behind the wheel and our trucks are getting faster and faster each time we unload. I can't wait for us to start returning to some of these tracks. I know we'll continue to improve as the year goes on."
-source: jennifer jo cobb PR