NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb has been fined $7,500 by the sanctioning body as a result of a rules violation Aug. 30 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park . RELATED: NASCAR statement on No. 10 penalty Cobb , driver of the No. 10 Chevrolet, was assessed a P3 level penalty on Tuesday for having "a non-engine electronic component" in her truck. She was fined $5,000 for the infraction, as well as an additional $2,500 because she is currently on probation for a rule violation earlier this year. Cobb was involved in a two-vehicle crash during final practice for Saturday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at CTMP. After climbing from her truck, which came to rest against a tire barrier, Cobb returned to the vehicle to retrieve what appeared to be a cell phone. The incident was shown during coverage of the practice on Fox Sports 1. NASCAR banned cell phones and similar electronic devices from driver compartments in 2012 shortly after Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski tweeted a picture during a red-flag period in the season-opening Daytona 500 . The photo, which was taken after former Sprint Cup driver Juan Pablo Montoya struck a jet dryer while the race was under the caution flag, drew national attention and increased Keselowski’s Twitter following substantially. In November of that year, Keselowski was fined $25,000 and placed on probation for having a cell phone in his race car at Phoenix International Raceway . The driver, who would go on to win that year's series championship, had once again tweeted photos from his car during a red-flag stoppage. Cobb , who finished 20th in Saturday’s race, was fined $5,000 and placed on probation earlier this season for exiting her vehicle and walking onto the track before safety workers arrived on the scene at Dover International Speedway . RELATED: Cobb fined, placed on probation at Dover
Driver walks up track after wreck at Dover RELATED: NASCAR issues penalties following Dover races NASCAR issued penalties Wednesday to driver Jennifer Jo Cobb for her actions during Friday's Camping World Truck Series event at Dover International Speedway , where she walked onto the racing surface, counter to the direction of safety officials. Cobb , the owner/driver of the No. 10 Chevrolet, was fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31. Cobb was sidelined after completing just 12 laps in the Lucas Oil 200 when her truck made heavy contact with the inside retaining wall on the mile-long track's frontstretch. The incident occurred shortly after eventual race winner Tyler Reddick closed quickly in an effort to put Cobb a lap down. After her truck came to rest, Cobb made several steps up from the apron of the track to express her unhappiness during the race's first caution period. When the field made another lap, Cobb again gestured toward Reddick's truck but was restrained by safety personnel. The rule regarding safety procedures after crashes is presented as a reminder during each pre-race drivers' meeting. The guidelines were formalized last August through a bulletin added to the NASCAR Rule Book shortly after a sprint car incident involving former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart and New York short track driver Kevin Ward Jr. Ward left his car to confront Stewart on foot during a caution period before he was fatally struck. The rule allows a driver to dismount before the arrival of safety crews in the event of extenuating circumstances, such as fire. Cobb's infraction came two days before a similar incident at Dover involving Sprint Cup Series driver Trevor Bayne , who emerged from his wrecked vehicle before the safety team's arrival and walked down the Turn 1 track surface after a three-car crash. Cobb and Bayne were each summoned to the NASCAR officials' hauler for consultation after the incidents. "Obviously, that's an infraction," Elton Sawyer, the Camping World Truck Series' managing director, said after Friday's 200-mile race. "We take safety very seriously and we discussed it with her, and we'll get back to the office in the R&D Center and see what the next steps are." Cobb placed last in the 32-truck field, recording her first failure to finish this season. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Jennifer Jo Cobb pulls her phone out of her truck after wrecking in practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
NASCAR exec hints at Tuesday news; 'expects' more meetings with drivers NASCAR officials have already had post-race conversations with drivers Trevor Bayne and Jennifer Jo Cobb . On Tuesday, the sanctioning body likely will react in a more stern fashion. Bayne and Cobb exited their cars prior to the arrival of safety workers during separate races this past weekend at Dover International Speedway , a move forbidden by the sanctioning body except under extenuating emergency conditions. The rule was enacted following the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward in August of last year during a non-NASCAR sanctioned race in New York. Ward left his car and approached three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and was struck by Stewart's car. At Dover, Cobb was involved in an accident with race leader Tyler Reddick early in Friday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. She climbed out of her truck and walked up the track to gesture at Reddick as he and the rest of the field circled around the track under caution. RELATED: Watch Cobb's angry reaction Bayne ( Roush Fenway Racing ) was involved in a three-car incident during Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks . He dropped his safety net and exited his No. 6 Ford before the arrival of emergency workers. RELATED: Bayne crushes car at Dover "Certainly what you saw with Trevor and with Jennifer Jo -- both drivers were called to the hauler and we'll look at both of those incidents, like we always do, Tuesday, but for us it's a safety issue," Steve O’Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development officer for NASCAR, told NASCAR.com on Monday. "We want to keep the race track as safe as possible for the competitors. You'll likely see us react to that a little bit more on Tuesday." Such incidents are considered behavioral infractions, and NASCAR officials address each situation individually. Among the penalties NASCAR may employ, if warranted, are probation, fines, suspension of the annual hard card or loss of points. The requirement to remain in one's vehicle until emergency workers arrive following an accident is reiterated during each driver's meeting prior to an event, O'Donnell said. "The drivers are required to stay in their car if they are involved in an incident, unless of course there are extenuating circumstances, i.e., the vehicle is on fire, smoke, whatever that may be," he said. "… Under no circumstances should anyone walk across the track or down to the apron." • O'Donnell said the meeting between officials and a select group of drivers Saturday evening at Dover was the result of ongoing conversations between the two parties. The two groups met to discuss several topics, including safety and the 2016 rules package for the Sprint Cup Series. Among the drivers participating were Denny Hamlin ( Joe Gibbs Racing ), Stewart ( Stewart-Haas Racing ), Dale Earnhardt Jr . ( Hendrick Motorsports ) and defending series champion Kevin Harvick (SHR). "We've always had dialogue with the drivers, probably in a more formal capacity at the beginning of the year," O'Donnell said. "We sit down with all of them in January. "If you look back over the last 12 months we formed an OEM council (consisting of representatives from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota), we've met with a lot of the tracks. This is an idea that came in discussions with the drivers to look at a little bit more of a formal driver council. "So the meeting in Dover was the first. We expect more to happen and some great dialogue not only about what's going on today in the sport, but what's really cool about our drivers is they want to talk about the future and how we work together to grow the sport." O'Donnell said there were "parameters" in place concerning the drivers allowed to participate, "but the drivers ultimately selected who could be there from their standpoint. "A really good start to just continuing to communicate with the industry. Certainly the drivers not only in a one-one-one basis, but (also) in this capacity a little bit more formalized. "We can talk candidly about some things that we see maybe down the line … that aren't fully baked and get their thoughts on it and drivers can do the same. Obviously talk about any issues they may have, but I think just as importantly … what are some future ideas that we may want to work together on? Then we go from there and involve the other stakeholders in the sport and then make decisions as we look to grow the sport going forward." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Jennifer Jo Cobb shows her displeasure with Tyler Reddick after a spin on Lap 13 at Dover International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200.
Jennifer Jo Cobb talks on SIRIUS XM about getting a penalty at Dover International Speedway for getting out of her truck before safety crews were able to arrive on the scene.
Driver/owner opens the book on what it takes to survive in the Truck Series
Jennifer Jo Cobb loses a tire and makes hard contact with the wall bringing out a late caution during the Smith's 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- 2nd Chance Motorsports and Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing announced Wednesday its plans for Jennifer Jo Cobb to drive the No. 79 2nd Chance Motorsports Ford in the first five Nationwide Series races of the 2011 season. 2nd Chance Motorsports is owned by Rick and Pam Russell and together they own and operate 2nd Chance Race Parts in Mooresville, N.C. 2nd Chance Motorsports began racing in 2010 at the fall Dover race, making the field on time and running in the top 20 until the first caution. The team also raced at Kansas, Gateway, Texas and Phoenix -- qualifying for all of the races on time. In 2011, the team will continue under the Ford banner with the horsepower of Roush Yates engines under the hood. Cobb is a full-time Camping World Truck Series driver with five Nationwide Series starts. Cobb is currently the highest-finishing female competitor of any season in the history of NASCAR's three national touring series and was recently dubbed "NASCAR's Fastest Woman" in a feature on "Extreme Living" on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. Cobb finished the 2010 Truck season 17th in points and is slated to return to the series in her No. 10 Ford, pulling double duty at Daytona by competing in both the Truck and Nationwide race. "This is an incredible opportunity for our team as we can expand into the Nationwide Series without detracting from our efforts in the Camping World Truck Series," Cobb said. "I am grateful for the commitment from 2nd Chance and that we can bring our two small teams together to shoot for better results against the myriad of multi-million dollar teams we are competing against." Cobb's truck crew chief, Steve Kuykendall, will also crew chief for 2nd Chance Motorsports and both teams will provide additional crew members for the efforts at Daytona, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Bristol and Fontana. The teams hope to continue their efforts beyond the first five races on the Nationwide schedule pending further sponsorship.
Johnny Sauter, Jennifer Jo Cobb , and John Wes Townley all have trouble at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park during the final practice.