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Cobb collected in “Big One” at Dega

Jennifer Jo Cobb in the #41 Ford Mustang was set to hit another career high at Talladega this weekend but the annual crash known as "Big One" collect Cobb and resulted in a 37th place finish.

Cobb qualifed her unsponsored Ford in the 33rd position for the event and her and the RWR teams game plan was working to perfection.

"Stay out of the group and in the closing laps, take a stab at the lead". With just thirty laps remaining, Cobb paired up with teammate Timmy Hill in the draft and came darting through the pack into the top 15 when a crash infront of them left Cobb nowhere to go and head on into the chaos.

"That really stunk. We had a great Ford and was going to be in contention at the end but with the draft in one pack there on that restart and the run we had on them, we put ourselves right there in that mess."

The RWR crew will now put its focus on Nashville this weekend

Hamilton homecoming at Nashville in trucks

In his first race of the 2011 season, Bobby Hamilton Jr. returned to his home track, the Nashville Superspeedway, in the Rick Ware Racing #1 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Bully Hill Vineyards 200.

“It felt great to be back racing in the truck series, and to do it in front of a hometown crowed is always special. I’m glad Rick gave me the opportunity, and I can’t thank the guys enough for the work they put into the truck this weekend,” Hamilton Jr. explained.

Hamilton Jr. started 30th, and he competed in the top 25 for most of the race. The crew made constant improvements to the truck during pit stops, and when the checkered flag flew, Hamilton Jr. captured a 22nd place finish.

“The guys worked hard all weekend to make the truck work for me. I don’t think it was the finish the team was looking for, but we learned a lot that will help us when we come back in July,” Hamilton Jr. explained.

The next NASCAR Camping World Truck series event will be the Lucas Oil 200 at the Dover International Speedway. Qualifying for this event starts at 10:10 am EST on Friday, May 13th, with race coverage following at 8:30 pm EST on Speed Channel.

Blown tire ruins Hills Music City debut

While competing solidly in the top 25 at the Nashville Superspeedway, Timmy Hill, driver of the #15 Rick Ware Racing Ford, blew a left front tire in the NASCAR Nationwide series Nashville 300 and finished 33rd.

“We had a great car. Before that restart, we made up 15 positions under a green-flag pit stop. I could have been more proud of my guys, and the car was getting incredible fuel mileage,” Hill explained.

The incident occurred around lap 150, shortly after a restart. Upon entering turn one, Hill felt the tire go down, but before he could get back to the pits, the tire blew, destroying much of the front end.

“I was getting up to speed from the restart, and when I drove it into one, I knew we had a problem. I was trying to get the car to the bottom when the tire blew and ripped the fender off,” Hill said.

Hill lost 3 laps in the pits during the repairs, and he was forced to run the remainder of the race as a practice session.

“The blown tire killed our chances at a competitive finish. It was out of our control though, and the team busted their knuckles trying to put the car back together. They gave me an amazing car this weekend, and despite the finish, I’m proud of where we’re going with the program. We’ll hope for better luck going into Richmond,” Hill said.

The next race for the NACAR Nationwide series will be the Bubba Burgers 250 at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, VA on Friday, April 29th. Qualifying for this event will be 4:10 pm EST with race cover following on Speed at 7:00 pm EST.