NASCAR fined Jennifer Jo Cobb on Tuesday for having a cell phone in her Camping World Truck last weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Cobb was fined a total of $7,500. She was docked $5,000 for the P3 violation. She was fined an additional $2,500 because the infraction happened while she is on probation. TV cameras caught Cobb reaching back into her vehicle to grab her cell phone after wrecking in practice Friday.
Cobb is on probation through Dec. 31 after walking on the track after an accident during a Truck race at Dover International Speedway on May 29. She was fined $5,000 for that incident.
Section 20.18.13.b in the Camping World Truck Series Rule Book states that “unless otherwise authorized, vehicles and drivers will not be permitted to carry onboard computers, automated electronic recording devices, electronically actuated devices, microprocessors, recording devices, filming devices, digital readout gauges, and/or electronic digital memory chips.’’
Each series has a similar rule.
The rule was added in 2012 after Brad Keselowski posted a photo on Twitter of the fire in Turn 3 during the Daytona 500 after Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a jet dryer. Keselowski took it after the cars had been stopped on the backstretch.
NASCAR did not penalize Keselowski at the time for it but later told drivers they could not have cell phones in their car during an event. NASCAR fined Keselowski $25,000 in Nov. 2012 and placed him on probation until the end of the year after he took pictures during a red flag in a race at Phoenix International Raceway.