What do you think about the idea of an all women league in NASCAR? Do you think it will help get more women behind the wheel?
Jennifer Jo Cobb: I don’t think it’s necessary – the race car doesn’t know whether there is a man or a woman behind the wheel. It is a sport where gender does not and should not matter.
What’s it like being in a male dominated sport?
Jennifer Jo Cobb: On the track and behind the wheel I don’t feel any different than any of the men I race against. My dad always told me that the race car doesn’t know whether I am male or female. But walking through the garage and sticking out and knowing everybody has an opinion is uncomfortable. Most of the time I don’t care and have a lot of confidence but there are still days when I feel isolated. I am grateful for the many friends I’ve gained at the top level of NASCAR because when I need encouragement I can lean on them.