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Danica Patrick's popularity soars

...convinced he's got a winner for Sunday. He was part of Derrike Cope's improbable 1990 victory, when Cope inherited the...confidence she can win the Daytona 500."I remember Derrike Cope, nobody gave him a chance, either, but I saw him...
Good looks put some women on fast track in NASCAR

...lot of her own work.Twins Angela and Amber Cope are taking a different route. The nieces of 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope share a ride in the Nationwide Series with Angela driving on the bigger tracks like Kansas Speedway and Texas Motor...
Nationwide Series Lineup

...Green, Toyota, Past Champion. Failed to Qualify44. (89) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 177.809.45. (73) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 177.103.46. (42) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 176.967.47. (47) Scott Speed, Chevrolet, 176...
Season opener format altered

...drivers. Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Labonte, John Andretti, Derrike Cope and Matt Kenseth all gained a spot in the field as former series champions or Daytona winners. Others in the race include...
Patrick, diverse drivers testing

...son of former crew chief Larry McReynolds , also tested. The Cope sisters are twin nieces to 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope . The final session on Sunday featured large packs of cars in traffic. ARCA veteran Patrick Sheltra was the fastest...
Johnson leaves opening for competition in Chase

...789. 39. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 94.689. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 94.661. 41. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 94.652. 42. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 94.637. 43. (64) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 93.539.
Chase starts with no one taking the favorite's role

...David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (36) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 129.283. Failed to Qualify 44. (75) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 127.053. 45. (51) Dexter Bean, Dodge, 126.846.
Drivers question rulings

...braking. When it happened with 11 laps to go, it sent cars driven by Mike Bliss, John Wes Townley, Marcos Ambrose, Derrike Cope and Andrew Ranger spinning into one another. "I don't blame Kyle for doing what he had to do to win the race...
A win at Daytona can start a legend

...It's something they can never take away from me," Derrike Cope said. "For the rest of your life - and beyond - I will always be 'Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope.' That's not bad." Unlike most races, the Daytona...
Gordon driving toward history

...15) Paul Menard, Chevrolet 47. (78) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet 48. (34) Kevin Lepage, Dodge 49. (74) Derrike Cope, Dodge 50. (130) Stanton Barrett, Chevrolet 51. (139) Regan Smith, Chevrolet 52. (37) Bill Elliott, Dodge...