Kansas: Jennifer Jo Cobb preview

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2010) - Kansas City, Kan., natives have read about local female racecar driver Jennifer Jo Cobb and her quest to make it into the big leagues of NASCAR for several years as she has participated at the Kansas ...

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (September 27, 2010) - Kansas City, Kan., natives have read about local female racecar driver Jennifer Jo Cobb and her quest to make it into the big leagues of NASCAR for several years as she has participated at the Kansas Speedway's races almost every year since 2002. In 2010, Cobb is experiencing a record-breaking season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as she is competing to finish the season higher than any previous female in one of NASCAR's top-three series.

What makes this year's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Kansas Lottery 300 entry different for Cobb is that for the first time, she brings her own team. She is NASCAR's only female owner/driver. As her team stretches into the NNS series, Kansas is obviously an important stop on their abbreviated NNS schedule.

In the spirit of mentoring, Cobb will also be spotting and coaching for another local driver, Chad Frewaldt, as he makes his ARCA Racing Series debut on Thursday at the Kansas Speedway.

Cobb on the Kansas Lottery 300:

"Kansas will always be a special place for me to race. So much so that my entire Nationwide fleet of cars is named after Wizard of Oz characters because for me, there really is no place like home and Kansas Speedway is my home track. In the spirit of that, I've named my Mark One Ford Fusion 'Dorothy' for this weekend. I hope we follow the yellow brick road all the way to the victory lane.

"My national racing career is possible because of so many local companies that have advertised through NASCAR sponsorships with us over the years. This history-making season is a culmination of several years of support from Kansas Citians. I wouldn't be where I am today without them and can't thank them enough."

-source: jennifer jo cobb

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jennifer Jo Cobb , Chad Frewaldt