After nearly two decades in NASCAR, Jennifer Jo Cobb is going NASCAR Cup Series racing.
Cobb will drive Rick Ware Racing’s No. 15 at Talladega Superspeedway next week, RWR announced April 13.
Arrowhead Brass is the effort’s primary sponsor.
“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 in a team release. “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 boasts 216 starts in the Camping World Truck Series, mostly for her own team, with one top 10, since 2008. She also has 31 Xfinity Series starts between 2004 and 2018.
Cobb will be the first woman to start a Cup race since Danica Patrick in 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,” team owner Rick Ware said. “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.”
The No. 15 is currently 36th in owner’s points, having fielded a variety of drivers in 2021.
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