Jennifer Jo Cobb, With only one hauler parked between them, Jennifer Jo Cobb and Mike Harmon tried to go about their business as racecar drivers Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But their business has turned ugly the last few days.
Harmon was arrested Wednesday on charges of breaking and entering and felony larceny in connection with the alleged theft of Cobb’s race team hauler. The hauler – which former Cobb business partner David Novak claims is his in a federal lawsuit – has not been found.
Vowing his innocence, Harmon said he was on his way home from Darlington Raceway on Friday night and doesn’t even have a license to drive an 18-wheeler. The hauler was stolen at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, according to police reports.
Harmon turned himself in to Cleveland County (N.C.) officials Wednesday and was released on $10,000 bond. He has a court date Friday morning in Salisbury, N.C., and said he would not run from the charge because he is not guilty.
“The truth has got to come out,” Harmon said prior to Camping World Truck Series practice Thursday. “It is not me. She’s got animosity against me. I’ve never been in any kind of trouble.
“You don’t wake up in your mid-50s and say, ‘I’m going to go steal somebody’s hauler today.’ It don’t work that way.”
Harmon, who has made 192 starts in the Nationwide and Truck series, practiced Thursday and was not expected to face any NASCAR discipline.