Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing

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Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing
JJCRacingLogo.png
Owner(s)Jennifer Jo Cobb
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Race drivers0. Joey Gase, Mike Senica, Camden Murphy
10. Jennifer Jo Cobb
Sponsors0. TBA
10. Think Realty
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2010
Career
Debut2010 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Latest race2019 Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (Kentucky)
Races competedTotal: 254
Xfinity Series: 21
Camping World Truck Series: 232
ARCA Racing Series: 1
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Xfinity Series: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0

Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing (also known as JJC Racing) is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series. The team is based in Mooresville, North Carolina. The team is owned by Jennifer Jo Cobb who also serves as the team's primary driver. The team currently fields the No. 0 Chevrolet Silverado part-time for Joey Gase and Mike Senica, and the No. 10 Silverado full-time for Jennifer Jo Cobb.

The team runs on one of the smaller budgets in the Truck Series, one that Cobb estimated in 2018 at between $750,000 and $1 million USD.[1]

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

The Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing race shop in Mooresville, North Carolina

Truck No. 0 history[edit]

The No. 0 team has been used primarily as a start and park team by multiple drivers, primarily young rookies. On two occasions the truck has been run by Joe Cobb, Jennifer's father. Both entries occurred at the Mudsummer Classic.

For 2014, Caleb Roark ran with the team, typically running the first few laps before retiring to the garage. Roark would do the same thing in 2015, though Scott Lagasse Jr. placed 15th at Homestead in the truck, being the last truck on the lead lap in a fully sponsored entry.

The No. 0 team revived in 2017 at Texas Motor Speedway in June, as the field had less than 32 trucks. The truck was driven by Tommy Regan. The 0 returned for Bryce Napier at Gateway, while Cobb failed to qualify the 0 at Iowa. The team skipped Kentucky, returning with Korbin Forrister at Eldora. The team will run Pocono with Matt Mills as the driver. Ray Ciccarelli drove at Michigan.

Truck No. 1 history[edit]

In 2016, after several DNQs in the early season, JJCR made a partnership with MAKE Motorsports, to allow Jennifer Jo Cobb to qualify for the races. She attempted 11 races, failing to make the field at Talladega Superspeedway, with a best finish of 17th in Michigan International Speedway.

Truck No. 8 history[edit]

For the second race at Martinsville Speedway in the 2012 season, Cobb formed a partnership with Eddie Sharp Racing. She ran under her traditional Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing banner with Ram as the manufacturer. She finished in 34th, completing 95 laps, and retiring due to suspension issues. Chris Lafferty occupied her usual No. 10 truck.

Truck No. 10 history[edit]

JJC Racing's 2013 truck at Rockingham Speedway

In 2010 Jennifer Jo Cobb announced that she had bought the assets of the No. 10 truck from Circle Bar Racing and would run the full season. The team made their debut at the 2010 NextEra Energy Resources 250 where they finished a disappointing 34th after being involved in a first lap crash. Cobb's team would however make every race that season with a best finish of 14th on two separate occasions. At the end of the season, Cobb would finish a record 17th in the points, a highest at the time by any woman in a top tier NASCAR series.

For the 2011 season the team only made 12 of the 25 races on the schedule due to Cobb's involvement in the Nationwide Series. The teams' best finish was 6th in the season opening race at Daytona and is to date the teams only top ten finish. Also during the season the points for the No. 10 truck had been given to Chase Mattioli and his race team.

In 2012 the team entered every race on the schedule making 15 of the scheduled 22 races. However, during the season the team faced numerous mechanical failures and only managed a season best finish of 16th at Kentucky. The No. 10 saw a major drop in team performance as they finished the season with an average finish of 27.5.

Trucks inside the Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing shop

2013 saw much of the same for the team as they ended the season with an average finish of 27.6 and making just 16 of the 22 races. The team also team also suffered 6 engine failures during the season and 4 additional DNF's for a total of 10, a career high. Cobb managed a season best finish of 17th at her hometown track of Kansas with sponsorship from MarkOne Electric.

2014 saw a major improvement in performance by the team. Cobb only missed one race on the schedule, the Mudsummer Classic. In addition the team suffered just 2 DNF's and garnered an average finish of 23rd.

2015 has been another season of improvement for JJC and the 10 team. The team has made every race so far and has compiled an average start of 24.2 along with an average finish of 22.1. In addition, Cobb made her 100th Truck Series appearance at the 2015 WinStar World Casino & Resort 400.[2]

In 2016, the truck had a significant drop of performance. After Texas in June, Cobb switched to the No. 1, and the No. 10 was used mostly as a start and park truck. In 23 races, the truck had 9 DNQs, 9 DNFs, and a best finish of 24th twice (Kentucky and Kansas).

Xfinity Series[edit]

No. 13 car history[edit]

No. 13 in 2011 at Road America

The team made its debut at the 2011 Royal Purple 200 and finished 32nd after starting 42nd. The team would struggle much of the season and would only make an additional 3 starts after the 2011 season. The teams best finish would come during the 2012 season during the Kansas Lottery 300 where Cobb would finish 22nd. The team has not raced since the 2013 Kansas fall race.

No. 10 car history[edit]

In 2015, JJCR partnered with TriStar Motorsports to field the 10 car in a joint effort between the two teams for her hometown race at the Kansas Speedway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Episode #47 – The Bobby and Jen Show". MOATF Podcast. 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  2. ^ http://racing-reference.info/driver/Jennifer_Jo_Cobb

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