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September 19, 2017

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Driver Jennifer Jo Cobb races with the law on her side

Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb is probably the smartest racer in the Truck Series. Why? Because she'll have a lawyer riding shotgun with her in the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

All right, I'm exaggerating a little. Local personal injury attorney Glen Lerner will be sponsoring Cobb's truck in Saturday's race. My advice to the other drivers in tomorrow's event is to give her a lot of room on the track. The last thing any of these drivers need is to be hit with a personal injury lawsuit after spinning Cobb.

I had a chance to ask Cobb a few questions tonight at a drivers’ meet-and-greet in the Riviera Hotel. She mentioned that she was originally planning to run in the Nationwide Series race in Charlotte on Friday. But a last-minute deal from Glen Lerner convinced her that she should concentrate on this weekend's Truck Series race. "Our Nationwide cars just aren't performing and our trucks are starting to perform a little bit better," Cobb said.

I also asked Cobb where the Vegas track ranks on her list of favorite tracks. "There is a spa in the infield of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway," Cobb said at the session with fans this evening. "Today I was getting a massage and a facial and I was thinking that this is by far one of my favorite tracks."

Cobb qualified in the in the 26th position for Saturday’s race.

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