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Jennifer Jo Cobb to make NASCAR Cup Series Debut at Talladega Superspeedway

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 13, 2021) – Jennifer Jo Cobb is set to make her NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway with Rick Ware Racing in the Geico 500.  Cobb will pilot the No.15 Arrowhead Brass Chevrolet. This will also be Arrowhead Brass’ debut into NASCAR racing.
Fastener Supply, a longtime supporter of Cobb, will likewise ride along with Jennifer as an associate sponsor at Talladega.

Jennifer Jo Cobb

Cobb, a Kansas City, Kansas native, has vast experience in the top-tier series of NASCAR with 216 races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) and 31 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) starts. She will now add the NASCAR Cup Series to that list. Last fall she shattered two records in one weekend by capturing a land speed record in a Cup car clocking in at over 223 mph on Friday afternoon and then making her way to the Talladega Superspeedway where she led 16-laps in the NCWTS race, becoming the female with the most laps led on an oval in any of NASCAR’s top series.

“I am grateful to have a new sponsor like Arrowhead Brass join in my excitement of having Jennifer Jo Cobb drive for RWR at Talladega Superspeedway,” commented team owner Rick Ware. “Being a female in a male dominated sport is not an easy task, especially for as long as Jennifer has been competing in NASCAR. I hope that she has a successful first NASCAR Cup Series debut and look forward to Arrowhead Brass making their NASCAR Sponsorship debut at Talladega as the primary sponsor on Jennifer’s car.”

“We at Arrowhead Brass are extremely proud to partner with RWR to sponsor the #15 car at Talladega. I believe that we share many values with the RWR organization, and it seems fitting that our first car sponsorship would also have a first time Cup Driver. We as an organization are extremely excited by the potential we see in participating and growing within the NASCAR community now and in the future”, said Jim Kapparos (Managing Director – M&S).

Arrowhead Brass is a US-based manufacturer of plumbing valves and irrigation products with a rich history dating back to 1936.  These 85 years of experience have allowed Arrowhead Brass to create long-lasting plumbing and irrigation valves that have been a staple in homes for generations.  Our mission is to be the North American premier provider of these products and to stay true to our seven core values; customer commitment, quality, integrity, teamwork, respect, personal accountability, and good citizenship.  And we now have over 1,000 lead-free products to keep you and your family healthy. Our quality products can be found in national retail stores and plumbing supply wholesalers throughout the country.  For more information, visit

   “I am so thankful for this opportunity with RWR, and greatly appreciate Arrowhead Brass for coming on board to help make this happen.  It’s also exciting to have my longtime sponsor at Fastener Supply to extend their support as well.” said Cobb.   “I have a long history with RWR and a lot of respect for this organization,” said Cobb, who has owned her NCWTS #10 team for more than 10-years.  “This team has a lot of heart and reminds me a lot of my small team competing against such mammoth organizations.  I am proud of what RWR has accomplished and I want nothing more than to make the team, Arrowhead Brass, and all my sponsors and supporters proud of this effort.”

“We are honored to come alongside Jennifer Jo Cobb as she makes her NASCAR Cup Series debut with RWR at Talladega”, said Donnie Shrum, President of Fastener Supply Company. “During our time as primary sponsor for her NCWTS team, she has brought tremendous value to our company. I cannot think of anyone more deserving than Jen to get the chance for her first Cup start. We appreciate this opportunity that has been given to us by RWR and look forward to the race.”  

Fastener Supply Company is a full-service FASTENER DISTRIBUTOR with more than six decades of dependable service to its customers. Specializing in providing quality fastener products and services to OEM’s, Fastener Supply is an authorized distributor for the top brand names in fasteners. The family-owned business is headquartered in Charlotte, NC. For more information, visit or follow-on Facebook (Fastener Supply Company), Twitter and Instagram: @fastener_pros.

Team owner Rick Ware has a significant history in motorsports, when it comes to giving females an opportunity in the sport. Kim Crosby made her NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Rick Ware Racing. Chrissy Wallace also made her NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut with Rick Ware Racing.
The Geico 500 at Talladega Motor Speedway is scheduled for 2:00 p.m Sunday on Fox. For more information on Rick Ware Racing, visit

New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Foxwoods Resort Casino Head Into 2021 Together with Extended Partnership

Building on recent success, two of New England’s premier entertainment destinations announce extension of partnership to bring NASCAR’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 to “The Magic Mile.”

LOUDON, N.H. – After three rousing seasons as the title sponsor of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301, today Foxwoods Resort Casino and New Hampshire Motor Speedway have reaffirmed their commitment to bringing world-class racing to New England at “The Magic Mile” by announcing their continued partnership through the 2021 race season. Fans will now be able to enjoy the NASCAR thrills of the highly anticipated Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 through summer 2021.

“From the start, we knew that teaming up with an established Northeast destination partner would be a win-win, and we certainly hit the jackpot in affiliating with Foxwoods Casino Resort,” said David McGrath, executive vice president and general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “We are extremely proud to announce an extension of that partnership today and look forward to working together to build on the legacy of two storied New England travel destinations.”

The partnership began in 2017 as a ticket incentive program, but quickly expanded into leading with naming rights for New England’s foremost NASCAR Cup Series – the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301. With this extension, the resort will hold naming rights for the event through at least 2021.

“The partnership between New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Foxwoods Resort Casino was the first of its kind in the region, as two powerhouse destinations came together to create the ultimate summertime experience in New England with the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301,” said Jason Guyot, Foxwoods Resort Casino’s SVP of Resort Operations and Interim CEO. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans more of what they’ve come to know and love about the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 tradition by seeing them back at the track next year for what is sure to be a wild 2021 race. We’re thankful for our partnership with NHMS and are ready to keep delivering fun, fan-driven experiences.”

The next chapter in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 history will be written Sunday as NASCAR’s best take to the track for the most anticipated event of the speedway’s 30th anniversary season. Defending winner, Kevin Harvick, a four-time Cup Series victor at “The Magic Mile,” looks to make it three straight after narrowly defeating Denny Hamlin last season. But to earn the three-peat, he’ll have to best a talented field, including seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson, fan-favorite Chase Elliott and New England locals Joey Logano and Ryan Preece.

At the racetrack today, Foxwoods will have an exciting text-to-win campaign, where guests text RACING to 95840 and have the chance to win an exclusive overnight Foxwoods package including hotel accommodations, $250 in dining and tickets to MONZA World-Class Karting – just by sending a text from their mobile device.

Green flag is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, with coverage starting on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. and on Sirius XM NASCAR radio and the Performance Racing Network radio affiliates at 2 p.m.

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Jimmie Johnson Receives Rare Colonial Musket; 5K Running Trail Named in His Honor Ahead of His Final Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Seven-time Cup Series champion and three-time winner at “The Magic Mile,” Jimmie Johnson, will run the final Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 as full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver.

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway honored the career and legacy of Jimmie Johnson as he prepares for his final Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race at “The Magic Mile” as a full-time Cup Series driver on Sunday. NHMS Executive Vice President and General Manager David McGrath presented the veteran driver with a custom-designed musket and dedicated a new 5K running trail around New Hampshire Motor Speedway named in Johnson’s honor.

“Jimmie’s impact on our sport, including his three wins here at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, are truly immeasurable,” said David McGrath. “As he prepares for his final run at ‘The Magic Mile’ today, we hope these gifts serve as a sign – both to Jimmie and the many race fans who will enjoy our new 5K course for years to come – of how impactful his career has been both on and off the track.”

The commemorative musket represents the type of flintlock firearm that militiamen from all over New England carried during the siege of Boston on April 19, 1775. Handcrafted by Edwin Parry of Black Hart Long Arms out of Eastford, Conn., the musket replicates the English style of the 1770s. Made in New England of American cherry, the musket measures 41 inches in length and features a 20-gauge round barrel, engraved round-faced English lock, brass mounts and a silver commemorative plaque. The musket came with a traditional trifold hat.

In addition, speedway officials unveiled the new Jimmie Johnson 5k Way, a trail dedicated to the three-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway winner and avid runner. The route, which winds throughout the speedway’s property, is designed for walkers or joggers to use during race weekends and throughout the year. The 5k start/finish line is decorated with “48” and “JJ” in blue and yellow, a nod to Johnson’s participation in the 2019 Boston Marathon.

“I knew that coming to these tracks for a final time, there would be some great opportunities to celebrate, which I was excited about, but with what COVID has thrown at us, it’s been a wild and weird year for all of us,” Johnson said. “This is really special. When I saw what was being proposed, I smiled because of all the time I’ve spent out here training and getting ready, really enjoying this climate and this beautiful countryside. And there’s always a place in the man room for a cool musket. I have a few guns that I’ve collected from Texas Motor Speedway, and this is the first official musket I have, so I’m excited about that.”

Green flag is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, with coverage starting on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. and on Sirius XM NASCAR radio and the Performance Racing Network radio affiliates at 2 p.m.

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