June 12, 1973 – Jennifer Jo Cobb is born

Professional NASCAR racer and team owner Jennifer Jo Cobb was born on this day in 1973. Cobb has competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, ARCA Racing Series and currently participates in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving the number 10 Chevrolet Silverado. Cobb began racing in 1991 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, where her father races in the modified division. She made her NASCAR debut in 2004 in the Busch Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway. She drove the number 50 car, the  Vassarette Chevrolet, for Keith Coleman Racing. She finished 43rd due to a crash on the second lap. Cobb has made the news on a few accounts including being the first person penalized for having a cell phone in their vehicle following the implementation of NASCAR’s no cell phone rule in 2012. She also had a trailer stolen from her team in 2013 that contained several racecars. Five Camping World Truck Series Trucks and two Nationwide Series cars were seized from Mike Harmon’s garage. He, his sister and Cobb’s former partner Dave Novak were charged with the crime. PhotosCobb in 2011 – By U.S. Army – Flickr: Jennifer Jo Cobb, CC BY 2.0,Cobb’s 2013 truck – By Mike Kalasnik – CC BY-SA 2.0,

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