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Harmon denies theft of Cobb's hauler

May 16, 2013, Staff report,

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Released on bond following his Wednesday arrest in North Carolina, NASCAR driver Mike Harmon has denied stealing Jennifer Jo Cobb’s hauler.

Cobb reported the hauler -- the contents of which are valued at more than $250,000, according to Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing -- was stolen Saturday from the team’s race shop in North Carolina, and local authorities issued warrants for the arrest of Harmon and Sheila Rae Rice for felony larceny and breaking and entering.

“I want it known that I have never stolen so much as a piece of bubble gum in my life,” Harmon posted on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. “I did not take JJC hauler, there is no video of me anywhere near her shop. Today she was the windshield & I was the bug, but when we get in FEDERAL court in a couple wks there's a boulder coming.”

Cobb released a statement on her official Facebook page Thursday morning that read: “Very important clarification: I have not accused or alleged any person in this crime. Arrests have been made based on evidence and eye witness accounts. Now... Lets go racing!”

Cobb is in Charlotte, where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns to the track for practice on Thursday. She hopes to borrow parts from other teams and still run the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on Friday.

Harmon was the team manager for Cobb’s NASCAR Nationwide Series team, and he’s driven in five Nationwide races this season.

Cobb, driving for her own team, has driven in all four 2013 Truck Series races.



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