30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Erik Jones

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re highlighting the 29th place finisher in the Pocono 400.

Name: Erik Jones

Age: 22

Hometown: Byron, MI

Team: Joe Gibbs Racing

Odd 6

  1. He got his high school diploma at Texas Motor Speedway prior to the Camping World Truck Series race in June of 2014.
  2. Outside of the car, he enjoys scuba diving and golfing.
  3. His nicknames are EJ and That Jones Boy, which were given to him by broadcaster Ken Squier.
  4. His favorite sports teams are the Detroit Lions and the University of Michigan football team (as an Ohio State alum, I’m not thrilled with his choice of football teams lol).
  5. He’s the youngest Camping World Truck Series champion.
  6. He’s the youngest driver to complete triple duty (compete in all three national touring series in one weekend) when he did so at Texas Motor Speedway in November of 2015.
30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Ryan Reed

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver, normally in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This week, we’re highlighting the 29th place finisher in the Xfinity Series.

Name: Ryan Reed

Age: 24

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Team: Roush Fenway Racing

Odd 6

  1. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 and was told he’d never be able to race again.
  2. He’s one of three drivers in a national racing league with diabetes (the other two are Charlie Kimball and Conor Daly over in IndyCar).
  3. His engine tuner injects him with insulin during races and he has a glucose monitor on his dashboard.
  4. His foundation, Ryan’s Mission, focuses on bringing about awareness of type 1 diabetes.
  5. He’s the youngest of four children.
  6. Outside of the car, he enjoys wakeboarding, karting, lifting, triathlon training and video games.
30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Alex Bowman

So, 30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. However, since there were only 21 cars in the All Star Race, we’re focusing on the guy who unfortunately came in last.

Name: Alex Bowman

Age: 25

Hometown: Tuscon, AZ

Team: Hendrick Motorsports

Odd 6

  1. Outside of the car, he likes working on cars, quarter midgets, spending time on the lake and playing with his two dogs, Roscoe and Finn.
  2. Thinking of cars, his favorite is the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
  3. His choice of food is Mexican.
  4. When he goes on vacation, he loves going to Grand Lake, CO.
  5. In terms of tracks, he really likes ISM Raceway (which makes sense just for the fact that it’s his home track).
  6. He had nine national championships and 165 feature wins under his belt by 2006.
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30 Odd 6 – Jennifer Jo Cobb

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver, normally in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’ve got a plot twist this week – we’re going for the 22nd place finisher in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Name: Jennifer Jo Cobb

Age: 44

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Team: Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing

Odd 6

  1. Outside of the car, she enjoys working out, reading and traveling
  2. She was voted into the top five of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Most Popular Driver vote.
  3. Her foundation, Driven2Honor, highlights a female military member at each NASCAR event.
  4. Mike Harmon was once charged with stealing some of her haulers and cars – said haulers and cars were eventually recovered.
  5. She’s the only female owner/driver in any of NASCAR’s national touring series.
  6. She also has a speaking career outside of racing where she discusses both her racing and business careers.
30 Odd 6

30 Odd 6 – Spencer Boyd

30 Odd 6 is your weekly feature focusing on the 30th driver, normally in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Like last week, we’re focusing on the 30th place finisher from the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Name: Spencer Boyd

Age: 22

Hometown: Creve Coeur, MO

Team: SS-Green Light Racing

Odd 6

  1. His hometown is near St Louis.
  2. He moved to the Charlotte, N.C., area at the age of 14 to become a NASCAR driver.
  3. He has a degree from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
  4. He now attends Strayer University.
  5. He used to sell cars in Concord, NC.
  6. He’s sponsored by Grunt Style, which is owned and run by veterans.