NASCAR: One On One With Camping World Truck Series Driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb

You have had a some success this season and are currently 21st in points. What are your expectations for the rest of the season and do you think there is a lot to build upon for next year?

Jennifer Jo Cobb: We improved our equipment this year thanks to increased sponsorship.  We are running more consistently but I am very disappointed in this season because we should be doing so much better.  My team has arrived at the track too many times not prepared for practice – I think I’ve missed all of practice at least 3-4 times.  Having to race a truck not set up or dialed in is daunting and a waste of time and money.  We are working hard, as a team, to find the problems and create solutions for this.  Despite that, as you mention, we are close to the top-20 and there is a bonus at the end of the season for the driver and team who finishes in the top-20.  This bonus is important to us to help fund the next season.  This year we want to be in the top-20 and next year we want to focus on the top-15.

What are your plans for next season?

Jennifer Jo Cobb: We plan to be full-time in the NCWTS again.  A few NXS races again and I plan to race more in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.  My international racing career is growing and that is very exciting.

What would it mean for you and your team to qualify for a playoff spot next season?

Jennifer Joe Cobb: It feels impossible without having the proper budget which is about $3.5 million per year.  Our racing budget is well below $1 million per year.  It seems impossible without finding a couple million dollars but my favorite quote is from Walt Disney who said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

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