NASCAR has denied Jennifer Jo Cobb's request to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
NASCAR has denied Jennifer Jo Cobb's request to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Jennifer Jo Cobb Making Cup Debut At Talladega

LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Jo Cobb will make her NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 25 aboard the No. 15 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing.

The car will carry primary sponsorship from Arrowhead Brass and associate sponsorship from Fastener Supply. She’ll become the 21st different female driver to compete at the top level of NASCAR.

Danica Patrick was the most recent female driver to compete in the NASCAR Cup Series, making her last start during the 2018 Daytona 500.

Cobb, a Kansas City, Kan., native, has made more than 200 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (216) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (31) during her career. Her best finish during those starts came in Truck Series competition at Florida’s Daytona Int’l Speedway in 2011, where she finished sixth.

“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. “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 car Jennifer Jo Cobb will drive when she makes her NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway.
The car Jennifer Jo Cobb will drive when she makes her NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway.

“We at Arrowhead Brass are extremely proud to partner with RWR to sponsor the #15 car at Talladega. I believe that we share many values with the RWR organization, and it seems fitting that our first car sponsorship would also have a first time Cup Driver. We as an organization are extremely excited by the potential we see in participating and growing within the NASCAR community now and in the future,” said Jim Kapparos, managing director – M&S.

Arrowhead Brass is a U.S.-based manufacturer of plumbing valves and irrigation products with a history dating back to 1936.

“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 at Fastener Supply to extend their support as well,” said Cobb. “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.”

“We are honored to come alongside Jennifer Jo Cobb as she makes her NASCAR Cup Series debut with RWR at Talladega,” said Donnie Shrum, President of Fastener Supply Co. “During our time as primary sponsor for her Truck Series team, she has brought tremendous value to our company. I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Jen to get the chance for her first Cup start. We appreciate this opportunity that has been given to us by RWR and look forward to the race.”

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