Looks like we have a fresh face coming to the NASCAR Cup Series.
According to NBC Sports, Rick Ware racing has announced that Jennifer Jo Cobb, a driver/owner in her own right, will be making her Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25th.
Cobb will become the 17th female to drive in a Cup Series race, but only the third since 1990. Her appearance will also be the first since Danica Patrick drove in the 2018 Daytona 500.
The 47-year-old will drive Rick Ware’s no. 15 Chevrolet with a sponsorship from Arrowhead Brass, which is a plumbing company that focuses on valves and irrigation products. as well as Fastener Supply, who has been one of Cobb’s longtime backers.
The last time Cobb competed with Rick Ware Racing was on the Xfinity series back between 2011-2016, and she’s stoked to get back on the track:
“I am so thankful for this opportunity with RWR, and greatly appreciate Arrowhead Brass for coming on board to help make this happen.
It’s also exciting to have my longtime sponsor Fastener Supply to extend their support as well.”
I have a long history with with RWR and a lot of respect for this organization. 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 of my sponsors and supporters proud of this effort.”
Rick Ware himself also had a lot to say about the addition of Cobb:
“I am grateful to have a new sponsor like Arrowhead Brass join in my excitement of having Jennifer Jo Cobb drive for RWR at Talladega Superspeedway.”
Being a female in a male dominated sports is not an easy task, especially for as long as Jennifer has been competing in NASCAR.
I hope that she has a successful first NASCAR Cup Series debut and looks forward to Arrowhead Brass making their NASCAR sponsorship debut at Talladega as the primary sponsor on Jennifer’s car.”
Cobb has definitely shown she can hang with the big boys, as she led 16 laps in last October’s Talladega Truck race before finishing 24th. Her best finish is 18th at Daytona International Speedway.