Best of Bake: Driver removes cell phone from wrecked truck
(Note: As 2015 comes to an end, we’re looking back at some of the top Shake and Bake stories of the year. The following was originally published on Aug. 31.)
That’s a no-no.
After wrecking during Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series final practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, driver Jennifer Jo Cobb was caught on camera removing her iPhone from her truck.
A few eagle-eyed viewers noticed too.
— Eric Sturrock (@EricSturrock) August 29, 2015
@Knighter01 thought NASCAR banned cell phones in race vehicles; Jenn Jo Cobb just hopped out phone in hand
— Toasty (@Matt_Toasty) August 29, 2015
@NASCAR_Trucks @FOXSports1 watched Jennifer jo Cobb crashed got out of her car carrying her cell phone? Thought that was illegal
— Joanne Dahlia (@joanne_dahlia) August 29, 2015
If you recall, in the aftermath of Brad Keselowski’s famous 2012 Daytona 500 tweet NASCAR did ban drivers from having cellphones in their cars.
Did Cobb’s phone cost her some cash? It sure did.
Cobb received a P3 level penalty from NASCAR for the infraction. She was fined $5,000, plus an additional $2,500 for the infraction occurring while on probation. NASCAR placed Cobb on probation through the end of the year and fined her $5,000 for walking onto the track after an incident in the May 29 truck race at Dover.