June 6, 2016
It's a tough pill to swallow, but Codie Rohrbaugh Racing driver Stephen Cox will miss the June 18 event at Columbus Speedway and give up the lead in the Super Cup Stock Car Series championship points race. Instead, he will rejoin Scott Hoke, John Kraman and Bill Stephens to co-host NBCSN's coverage of Mecum Auctions from Portland.
“We knew this could happen, and there was never any question what my choice would be,” Cox said. “Mecum is my top priority and I'm happy about that. I've had to walk away from several possible championship titles over the years in order to accommodate television and I'm glad to do it in order to be a part of something as special as Mecum Auctions.”
After finishing second at Midvale Speedway, leading the most laps, leading at the halfway point and winning the pole position, Cox has a five point lead in the championship chase over Midvale winner Brent Nelson and former series champ J. J. Pack.