For NASCAR Camping World Series competitior Jennifer Jo Cobb, returning to Kansas Speedway for this weekend's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 will be extra special.
"I have been waiting all season long to say this, 'There is no place like home,'" said Cobb. "I am so excited to be racing at Kansas Speedway. My whole career, my friends and family have been so supportive of me and I'm thrilled to be racing in front of them. It's a great feeling to have so many familiar faces in the crowd rooting you on. I just hope to give them a great show."
The fact that the local community has reached out in support of Cobb's Kansas effort breeds confidence throughout her race team.
"The support from my hometown has been overwhelming," shared Cobb. "Mark One Electric has come on board as our sponsor for the race. Metro Ford, Time Warner, Big Bob's Outlet and Candlewood Suites have also chipped in to help us fund the race. I'm very excited to be aligned with a Kansas City area Ford dealership. Every race I won at the local level was in a Ford and it means so much to be back in a Ford with Roush Yates Engines this year. It means a lot to me to know that local Kansas City organizations care that much about my race program."
Cobb is dealing well with the learning curves presented this season and looks forward to future progress in the NASCAR Truck series.
"Our team has come a long way this year. We've been to several tracks that I had never raced at before. Since we're a new team, we pretty much had to start from scratch with our setups and I've had drive pretty conservatively at them. The good news is that we've left each place with a much better understanding of what it takes to do well there. I'm feeling much more comfortable behind the wheel and our trucks are getting faster and faster each time we unload. I can't wait for us to start returning to some of these tracks. I know we'll continue to improve as the year goes on."
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