Veteran NASCAR driver Mike Harmon denied to reporters that he knew the whereabouts of Jennifer Jo Cobb’s racing trailer. However, the story that the 55-year-old Harmon gave to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office was considerably different.
Cobb’s hauler which transports the Camping World Truck Series team’s racing equipment and vehicles, was stolen May 11. The theft is part of an ongoing dispute between Cobb and former business partner David Novak. Cobb and Novak were romantically involved before they stopped working together.
“I guess her hauler is gone but she does not have no video of me because I was on my way back from Darlington,” Harmon said after the theft of Cobb’s trailer was reported. “The truth has got to come out. It’s not me.”’
As Sporting News reports, when Harmon met with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office he indicated he knew where the trailer was and would return it if it was not returned to Cobb according to a probable cause affidavit.
Harmon never delivered the trailer.
The detective in the affidavit says “I called Mr. Harmon and he stated he had changed his mind and was prepared to be arrested if necessary.”
According to the affidavit, Carl Long told the detective that he drove Harmon’s semi back from Darlington arriving at Harmon’s shop at 1:30 a.m. and that Harmon instructed him to leave the keys inside the truck.
Survalience video released from Cobb’s shop shows a black semi which matches Harmon’s according to the detective.
The hauler and its contents are worth $279,000.
Cobb did not compete in the most recent truck series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway after she noticed a problem with her engine in practice. Harmon finished 36th in the race.