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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 www.arrowheadbrass.com

   “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 www.fastenersupply.com 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 www.wareracing.com

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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Keselowski Dominates the Field for Third NHMS Win Hamlin comes up just short for second year in a year.

LOUDON, N.H. – Brad Keselowski battled Mother Nature, fuel mileage and Denny Hamlin, but came out victorious against all three at the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.

New England’s first major sporting event with fans since the start of the pandemic was briefly paused by a rain shower early in the second stage, but the delay didn’t deter excited race fans – and Keselowski didn’t disappoint, leading a race-high 184 laps and holding off Hamlin for the win.

“We’ve had a lot of great races this year with the No. 2 car and we just haven’t really gone out and dominated a race, you know?” Keselowski said. “I was talking to (crew chief) Jeremy Bullins and said that’s what we really need to get to that next level. We’re right there. We just need to go out there and dominate a race; that’s what today was for us.”

An 81-lap green flag run to the checkers ultimately helped Keselowski pull away from Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to secure the win, his second at New Hampshire, and with it a live, 18-pound Loudon the Lobster.

“That thing is heavy,” Keselowski told Foxwoods Resort Casino executives during a virtual Zoom trophy presentation after the race. “I don’t know what happened to it the last time – maybe my crew guys ate it – but I didn’t get any. I’m looking forward to getting to enjoy some of this one.”

Despite trading the lead 13 different times over the course of the race, Hamlin had to settle for the runner-up spot for the second year in a row.

“It felt like short track racing, like half-mile short track racing,” said Hamlin. “We were crossing each other over, running into each other and knocking each other up the racetrack. We were doing slide jobs in the middle of the corner. It was fun racing those guys. They were very, very deserving today, and I’m happy for them, because you hate to have a fast car and you don’t finish it off, but I felt obviously the two best cars finished one-two today, and they just got the better end of us. Overall, the racing part of it, I was just having a good time racing there on the short run and even that long run there at the end of the first stage with the Penske cars. It was fun.”

Martin Truex Jr. and New England native Joey Logano joined four-time NHMS winner Kevin Harvick to round out the top five.

Playoff hopefuls Matt DiBenedetto and rookie Tyler Reddick both helped their chances for a championship run with a strong run, finishing sixth and 10th respectively.

The race was marked by 11 cautions, the first of which took out 2019 Cup Series champion Kyle Busch just 15 laps into the race.

Up next at “The Magic Mile” is Motorcycle Week at NHMS, Aug. 22-29, and Full Throttle Fall Weekend featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Musket 200 presented by Whelen, Sept. 11-12.

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