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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-02-22/danica-patricks-popularity
Sam McQuagg, the creator of spoiler, won Firecracker 400 that year

...NASCAR history.John Andretti, David Ragan and Jimmy Spencer also were unlikely winners at the summer race, while Derrike Cope, Ward Burton and Trevor Bayne were improbable winners at the Daytona 500.Daytona is one of two speedways that require...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-07-03/sam-mcquagg-creator-spoile
Daytona 500 winners

...Jarrett 1995 - Sterling Marlin 1994 - Sterling Marlin 1993 - Dale Jarrett 1992 - Davey Allison 1991 - Ernie Irvan 1990 - Derrike Cope 1989 - Darrell Waltrip 1988 - Bobby Allison 1987 - Bill Elliott 1986 - Geoff Bodine 1985 - Bill Elliott 1984 - Cale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/20/nas_443883.shtml
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Cope finds new life in own team

...Although he tested at Daytona International Speedway last January and sent in an entry form for this year's race, Derrike Cope, the 1990 champion, still was left off NASCAR's list of entries. That kind of stuff doesn't happen with Jimmie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/17/nas_370001.shtml
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NASCAR notebook

...decided not to buy his way in, either. When Waltrip didn't make the race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May, he bought Derrike Cope's car for the main event. This time there were no sales pitches. "I was surprised I didn't hear from him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/06/nas_91595.shtml
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Gilliland on pole at new Talladega

...the front of the pack. Mark Martin's truck went to Victory Lane, Mike Wallace's truck went to the junkyard and Derrike Cope's truck almost went onto its roof. Today's race (2 p.m., NBC-Ch. 26) should be much of the same. If not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/08/nas_99686.shtml
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Overtime

...for Arnold in 2004 The courtship has developed into a beefed-up working relationship between veteran NASCAR driver Derrike Cope and Don Arnold, owner of the North Carolina-based Arnold Motorsports team. Cope revealed to his Web site race fans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/13/oth_400895.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/31/nas_561437.shtml
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Superstars once toiled at jobs to pursue career

...Earnhardt Jr. changed oil. His father, Dale Earnhardt, worked in a textile mill. Jimmy Spencer flipped burgers. Derrike Cope disassembled engines. And Richard Petty picked worms off tobacco. For Gordon, sweeping the floors of his father's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/01/nas_538.shtml
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Schrader gets new deal as teams struggle

...they struggled to crack the starting lineup.Other drivers who took a turn at BAM in 2002 included Stacy Compton, Derrike Cope, Stuart Kirby, Ron Hornaday and Kevin Lepage. The move means Bobby Hamilton is the odd man out. He said he will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/26/nas_365947.shtml
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