Cobb returns home to Kansas Speedway

Jennifer Jo Cobb (File photo)

Kansas City, Kan., native Jennifer Jo Cobb, returns home for the first-ever night race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Friday, May 16.

Cobb will be driving the No.10 Mark One Electric Chevrolet Silverado, a model that has a new body style, for the 1.5 mile tracks.

Cobb starts the race on Friday currently 15th in points with primary and returning sponsor Mark One Electric on the hood. This race marks the ninth time Mark One Electric has sponsored her at the Kansas Speedway. She was recently in town to help Mark One celebrate its 40th anniversary by making an appearance at a private event held at its Kansas City, Mo., facility.

“What an honor to receive the support of a local, family owned business in Mark One Electric. We have the pleasure of hosting many of their employees and clients during the pre-race and race day activities,” Cobb said. “I’m looking forward to watching the first Sprint Cup Series night race in the Mark One suite Saturday night as well.”

And the hometown love doesn’t stop there. Other local Kansas City businesses supporting Cobb are Arrow Truck sales which sells pre-owned medium and heavy-duty trucks throughout North America, and Pizza Shoppe, Kansas City’s original neighborhood pizza place. Additional sponsors include Referral Leaders International, Candlewood Suites and Race4Girls.com, a Kansas City-based women-owned organization dedicated to helping female racers.

Cobb is a fixture in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. She has broken records for females in the series including the highest points finisher in 2010, the highest race finisher (6th at Daytona) in 2011 and in 2012 she finished the season as the female with the most series starts.

Cobb will be making several appearances this week and fans can meet her and obtain a free autographed picture both at the Sunfresh Legends of Speed presented by the U.S. Army, where numerous drivers will be signing autographs at the Legends Outlets near the Kansas Speedway on Thursday, May 8. Drivers will be signing in staggered time slots from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

–    Information from Tracey Passantino

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