April 19, 2016
Veteran race driver Stephen Cox will return to the Super Cup Stock Car Series in 2016, taking over the seat recently vacated by 2014 Rookie of the Year Codie Rohrbaugh. The series begins competition at Ohio's Midvale Speedway on May 14th.
The team finalized a five-race agreement with Cox that keeps their successful Super Cup effort intact while allowing Rohrbaugh to spend more time in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series East .
Meanwhile, Cox will drive the bright red McGunegill Engines/Boschett Timepieces #21 at Super Cup events including Rockingham, Midvale, Jennerstown and Lonesome Pine.
"I'm really proud to be associated with this team,” Cox said. “I appreciate everything that (series president) Joe Schmaling and Codie Rohrbaugh did to make this happen. These guys have first class equipment and they want to win as bad as I do.”
Cox is a veteran of the Hooters Pro Cup Series and the ARCA Truck Series. His versatility has made him a race winner on dirt ovals, asphalt ovals and road courses.
Despite his new oval ride, the 2004 GT Challenge Series road racing champion will not abandon sports cars. Cox will split time between his Super Cup duties and the World Racing League endurance series where he scored five podiums, finished 2015 on a three-race winning streak and set a new track record at Gingerman Raceway.
Cox's return to Super Cup racing comes after a three-year absence from the series. He scored a third place finish at West Virginia's Ona Speedway in only his second Super Cup start while driving for Packs Racing.
His car will carry Cox's familiar #21 with a red and black livery representing Boschett Timepieces and McGunegill Engine Performance. The driver will continue racing with Impact safety gear as he has for the past eight seasons.