NASCAR driver's race hauler reportedly stolen, again

Published: May. 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2014 at 9:39 PM EDT
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CONCORD, NC (WBTV) - A law firm is offering a $2,500 cash reward in an effort to find a race hauler which has been reportedly stolen for a second time.

The hauler is driver Jennifer Jo Cobb's 2004 race team UltraComp hauler.

This is the second time Cobb's former hauler has been reportedly stolen. The first time was in May 2013 before a race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Warrants were initially issued against driver Mike Harmon and business partner David Novak. Each was wanted for breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering.

WBTV was there as deputies recovered two cars and five trucks from Harmon's two garages in late May 2013. Deputies say Harmon stole the cars from Cobb at the end of 2012.

The vehicles were seized from Harmon's shop in Mooresville, and from a storage facility in Catawba County.

Harmon maintained his innocence throughout saying he "never stolen as much as a piece of bubble gum."

In court documents, detectives stated that Harmon indicated to deputies that he knew where the race hauler was being held, but wouldn't reveal the location unless deputies promised that it would not be returned to Cobb.

Harmon had attempted to get the trailer back in the past, through the court system, but the ruling went against him.

Cobb was unable to qualify for the 2013 Camping World Truck Series race due to equipment failure.

In October 2013, Cobb has asked that criminal charges against Harmon and Novak be dropped.

"After much discussion with my legal counsel I have decided that upon the conclusion of the civil matters, I would like to be finished with any further connections to these parties and events," Cobb stated in a release.

She continued, "To endure an ongoing criminal case would simply be counterproductive to my moving on and the 2014 race season."

Cobb is back in Charlotte to qualify for the Camping World Truck Series.

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