Driver to become first woman to enter a race since 2018
Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her NASCAR Cup Series debut next weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
The 47-year-old will drive the No. 15 for Rick Ware Racing. The machine has backing from Arrowhead Brass and Fastener Supply.
Cobb becomes the first female to race in the sport since Danica Patrick. Patrick retired for the sport following the 2018 Daytona 500.
“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,” said team owner Rick Ware.
Ware added, “Being a female in a male-dominated sport 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 look forward to Arrowhead Brass making their NASCAR sponsorship debut at Talladega as the primary sponsor on Jennifer’s car.”
Jennifer Jo Cobb
“I am so thankful for this opportunity with RWR and greatly appreciate Arrowhead Brass for coming on board to help make this happen,” Cobb said.
“It’s also exciting to have my longtime sponsor at Fastener Supply to extend their support as well. I have a long history 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 my sponsors and supporters proud of this effort.”
Cobb has spent the last 15 years running part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The driver has 31 career starts but has yet to collect a top-5 or top-10.