While the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series has had almost a month off, full-time driver and owner, Jennifer Jo Cobb, cruised through the off-weeks with a busy schedule of appearances – namely in The Russian Federation.
Cobb completed her third stint of 10-day tours through various cities in Russia this year, speaking for PH International and the US Embassy. Now, the 46-year old Kansas City native is racing behind the wheel of her #10 PitStopsforHope.org Chevrolet Silverado today at one of the series fastest race tracks, Talladega Superspeedway.
“It’s been an exciting year for us both on and off the track,” Cobb said. “When I dreamed of being a full-time racecar driver I don’t think I ever envisioned having some of these wonderful international experiences. From racing in Europe to speaking in such intriguing cities, I am truly grateful for the opportunities and more importantly, the clear purpose for overcoming each struggle I’ve ever endured. I tell my young audiences that I still have a long way to go to achieve my ultimate goals but I am enjoying the journey and striving to learn as much as I can along the way.”
Cobb’s ultimate goal? To win a NASCAR race at the highest levels.
“It seems impossible for a small team such as ours but my favorite quote is by Walt Disney which is: ‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.’ It’s actually a perfect quote for my scenario.” The super speedways, Daytona and Talladega, have both seen their share of underdog winners and after finding herself racing up front in last year’s race, Cobb has hope – and so does her sponsor.
“A board member of Pit Stops for Hope is a great supporter of our team and has been a great encourager for us for many years now. I am proud to display the colorful logo on the hood of our truck this week and I am looking for ideas on how I can personally help with their mission.”
Pit Stops for Hope’s mission is to replace poverty with hope for children who are food insecure and in assisting academic instructors. “I found out recently that my hometown has one of the highest rates of food insecure children in our region. I am motivated to work with PSFH to help one community at a time.”
An authentic #21 Wood Brothers NASCAR Monster Energy Cup car door signed by Leonard, Len, Eddie and Glen Wood will be auctioned off this weekend on eBay with all of the proceeds donated to Pit Stops for Hope. The eBay auction link is: https://ebay.to/327FEKe.