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
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.
See the results for all five qualifying races and last-chance race RELATED: Pierce wins pole in first career Truck race " Qualifying results Qualifying Race 1 Results (top five transfer to main event) 1. No. 63 Bobby Pierce 2. No. 02 Tyler Young 3. No. 29 Brad Keselowski 4. No. 08 Korbin Forrister 5. No. 45 Chris Fontaine 6. No. 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 7. No. 74 Stewart Hayward Qualifying Race 2 Results (top five transfer to main event) 1. No. 8 John Hunter Nemechek 2. No. 98 Johnny Sauter 3. No. 88 Matt Crafton 4. No. 14 Daniel Hemric 5. No. 51 Matt Tifft 6. No. 11 Ben Kennedy 7. No. 94 Wendell Chavous Qualifying Race 3 Results (top five transfer to main event) 1. No. 52 Ken Schrader 2. No. 17 Timothy Peters 3. No. 6 Norm Benning 4. No. 23 Spencer Gallagher 5. No. 07 Ray Black Jr . 6. No. 1 Travis Kvapil 7. No. 80 Madeline Crane Qualifying Race 4 Results (top five transfer to main event) 1. No. 54 Christopher Bell 2. No. 13 Cameron Hayley 3. No. 15 Chad Boat 4. No. 4 Erik Jones 5. No. 00 Cole Custer 6. No. 35 Cody Erickson 7. No. 03 Jake Griffin Qualifying Race 5 Results (top five transfer to main event) 1. No. 19 Tyler Reddick 2. No. 31 Austin Dillon 3. No. 33 Ty Dillon 4. No. 05 John Wes Townley 5. No. 82 Sean Corr 6. No. 50 Jody Knowles Last Chance Qualifier Results (top two transfer to main event) 1. No. 35 Cody Erickson 2. No. 11 Ben Kennedy 3. No. 1 Travis Kvapil 4. No. 03 Jake Griffin 5. No. 50 Jody Knowles 6. No. 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb 7. No. 74 Stewart Hayward 8. No. 94 Wendell Chavous 9. No. 80 Madeline Crane FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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
See the lineup as the qualifying races are completed RELATED: Qualifying race results For the 1-800-CarCash Mud Summer Classic (9 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM), five qualifying races will determine the bulk of the starting lineup. The Last Chance Qualifying Race determines two spots for he feature race, while four spots are determined by owner points and possibly a fifth, if the last spot is not filled by an eligible champion. Starting lineup as the qualifying races are run (check back after each qualifying race as this will be updated): 1-Bobby Pierce (No. 63) 2- John Hunter Nemechek (No. 8) 3- Ken Schrader (No. 52) 4- Christopher Bell (No. 54) 5- Tyler Reddick (No. 19) 6- Tyler Young (No. 02) 7- Johnny Sauter (No. 98) 8- Timothy Peters (No. 17) 9- Cameron Hayley (No. 13) 10- Austin Dillon (No. 31) 11- Brad Keselowski (No. 29) 12- Matt Crafton (No. 88) 13- Norm Benning (No. 6) 14- Chad Boat (No. 15) 15- Ty Dillon (No. 33) 16- Korbin Forrister (No. 08) 17- Daniel Hemric (No. 14) 18- Spencer Gallagher (No. 23) 19- Erik Jones (No. 4) 20- John Wes Townley (No. 05) 21- Chris Fontaine (No. 45) 22- Matt Tifft (No. 51) 23- Ray Black Jr . (No. 07) 24- Cole Custer (No. 00) 25- Sean Corr (No. 82) 26- Cody Erickson (No. 35) 27- Ben Kennedy (No. 11) 28- Travis Kvapil (No. 1) 29- Jennifer Jo Cobb (No. 10) 30- Jody Knowles (No. 50) 31-Stewart Hayward (No. 74) 32- Wendell Chavous (No. 94) The two trucks to miss the field are: Jake Griffin (No. 03) and Madeline Crane (No. 80). FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Dirt-track background pays off for 19-year-old in chaotic session RELATED: Practice 1 results " Final practice results Tyler Reddick claimed the top spot in final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series practice Wednesday at Eldora Speedway in a spin-filled final prep for the only NASCAR national series race on dirt. Reddick, who possesses a rich dirt-track pedigree, drove the Brad Keselowski Racing No. 19 Ford to a best lap of 89.264 mph in the 85-minute session. He enters the third annual 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic (9 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM) in second place in the series standings, just 20 points behind two-time series champion Matt Crafton . NASCAR XFINITY Series regular Ty Dillon was second-fastest in the GMS Racing No. 33 Chevrolet at 88.924 mph. Timothy Peters landed the third-fastest lap at 86.248 mph on the half-mile track in the Red Horse Racing No. 17 Toyota. Illinois dirt-track hotshot Bobby Pierce, 18, was fourth-fastest in the MB Motorsports No. 63 Chevrolet with Christopher Bell in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota capping the top five. Speeds were slightly slower than the first practice session, topped by 19-year-old Erik Jones in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 4 Toyota, but the amount of incidents rose sharply with several spins and some isolated instances of contact. The dirt cushion inched up closer to the outside wall, but a significant dip also developed at the exit of Turn 2, causing trucks to become unsettled as they traveled across the bump. The trucks of Johnny Sauter , John Hunter Nemechek and Cole Custer sustained the most damage. Sauter and Nemechek both backed into the outside retaining wall after separate spins, and Custer's No. 00 truck crunched into the back of the slowing truck of teenage newcomer Madeline Crane. Other drivers involved in solo spins without damage (in chronological order): Matt Tifft , Ty Dillon , Chad Boat , Custer, Brad Keselowski , Jennifer Jo Cobb (twice), Jody Knowles , John Wes Townley , Christopher Bell , Jake Griffin, Nemechek and Pierce. Former Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski managed the 16th-fastest lap among the 34 drivers to participate in final practice. Fellow Sprint Cup regular Austin Dillon , winner of the truck series' inaugural dirt-track event in 2013, was seventh-fastest. Crafton registered the ninth-fastest lap in the ThorSport No. 88 Toyota. Ken Schrader , the first pole winner for the annual Eldora event, was 19th-fastest in preparation for his first NASCAR national series start of the season. Keystone Light Pole Qualifying is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. ET. Qualifying heats are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET with the 150-lap main event set for a 9 p.m. ET go. Jones fastest in opening Eldora practice Erik Jones topped the charts in Wednesday's opening practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at muddy Eldora Speedway. Jones drove the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 4 Toyota to a mud-slinging lap of 89.454 mph around the historic half-mile dirt track. The 19-year-old driver was fastest in qualifying last season in his Eldora Speedway debut. Jones' lap edged second-fastest Austin Dillon , who turned a 89.299-mph lap in the NTS Motorsports No. 31 Chevrolet in preparation for Wednesday's third annual 1-800-Car-Cash Mud Summer Classic (9 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1, MRN, SiriusXM). Dillon holds the distinction as the inaugural winner in 2013 of the truck tour's only race on dirt. Bobby Pierce -- an 18-year-old dirt Late Model driver from Illinois, prepping for his first Camping World Truck Series start -- was third-fastest in the MB Motorsports No. 63 Chevrolet owned by Mike Mittler. Christopher Bell was fourth-fastest in another Kyle Busch Motorsports Tundra with two-time defending series champion Matt Crafton completing the top five in the ThorSport Racing No. 88 Toyota. Dillon wasn't the only Sprint Cup regular making his mark in the opening 55-minute session. Brad Keselowski , making his first Eldora start in the truck series, brushed the wall late but was 24th-fastest in the No. 29 Ford from his own race shop. Ty Dillon , an XFINITY Series regular and part-time Sprint Cup entrant, was seventh-fastest in the GMS Racing No. 33 Chevrolet. Ken Schrader , a longtime Sprint Cup driver now racing recreationally, was 22nd-fastest in his own No. 52 Toyota. The 60-year-old Schrader won the inaugural Keystone Light Pole Award at Eldora in 2013. Teams furiously fought for grip in the early going as the ground-pounding trucks began to work in the damp dirt surface. The track's characteristics, though, created plenty of tacky mud on windshields and inside the trucks' wheel wells, caking the inside of the fenders. Ben Kennedy had the hardest contact of the 55-minute session, slamming the right side of his Red Horse Racing No. 11 Toyota in the Turn 4 wall. Korbin Forrister continued after a pair of spins, and Pierce also looped his truck without any damage. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
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.