Derrike Cope

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Derrike Cope
Derrike Cope 2014 Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.jpg
Cope at Road America in 2014
Born (1958-11-03) November 3, 1958 (age 59)
Spanaway, Washington
Achievements 1990 Daytona 500 Winner
Awards 1984 Winston West Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
424 races run over 26 years
Car no., team No. 00 (StarCom Racing)
Best finish 15th (1995)
First race 1982 Winston Western 500 (Riverside)
Last race 2017 Can-Am 500 (Phoenix)
First win 1990 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last win 1990 Budweiser 500 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 32 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
280 races run over 22 years
2016 position 29th
Best finish 20th (2011)
First race 1990 Budweiser 300 (New Hampshire)
Last race 2016 Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas)
First win 1994 NE Chevy 250 (New Hampshire)
Wins Top tens Poles
1 8 1
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
15 races run over 7 years
Best finish 51st (2007)
First race 1995 Fas Mart SuperTruck Shootout (Richmond)
Last race 2008 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 12, 2017.

Derrike Cope (born November 3, 1958) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He is known for his win in the 1990 Daytona 500. He currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 00 Chevrolet SS for StarCom Racing. At age 59, Cope is currently the oldest driver competing in Cup competition.

Early years[edit]

Cope was born in San Diego, California, and was raised in Spanaway, Washington. In high school, he enjoyed auto racing and baseball. He was a catcher on the Bethel High School baseball team, and later attended Whitman College to continue his baseball dreams. While being scouted by major league baseball teams, Cope suffered a knee injury that ended his hopes of a big-league career. He then devoted himself to racing full-time.[1][2]

Cope progressed through the short-track ranks in the Northwest, and later made his Winston Cup Series debut at Riverside International Raceway in 1982. Cope's No. 95 car finished 36th there after developing an oil leak, and he won $625.

He ran part-time in the Winston Cup Series after that, making an attempt at Rookie of the Year in 1987. In 1989, he signed with Bob Whitcomb to drive the No. 10 Purolator Pontiac and later Chevrolet, posting four top-10 finishes.

1990–1995[edit]

During the last lap of the 1990 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt ran over a piece of debris and cut a tire in turn three. After narrowly avoiding most of the resulting debris, Cope assumed the lead and earned his first win, as well as his first top 5 (his best finish prior to the 1990 Daytona 500 was 6th) in NASCAR competition. He became an overnight sensation as a result of the win, appearing on Late Night with David Letterman that week. At Dover later in the 1990 season, Cope rallied for another win after running out of fuel and falling off the lead lap. At year's end, he wound up 18th in points.

Following the 1992 season, the Whitcomb team closed down, and Cope drove an originally unsponsored No. 66 Ford for Cale Yarborough. The car was later sponsored by Bojangles, and the number changed to No. 98, reflecting the restaurant's 98 cent value menu.

Midway through the 1994 season, Cope was replaced by Jeremy Mayfield and began driving for Bobby Allison's No. 12 Straight Arrow Ford, after a brief stint with car owner T.W. Taylor. During this season, Cope won his first career Busch Series race at New Hampshire International Speedway, driving the No. 82 Ford Thunderbird for Ron Zock. The 1995 season was Cope's most consistent. He had eight top-10 finishes, and garnered a 15th-place finish in points.

1996–2005[edit]

Cope's No. 36 car in 1997

When Allison's team shut down after the 1996 season, Cope signed on with the fledging MB2 Motorsports operation, driving the No. 36 Skittles Pontiac to a 27th-place finish in points. After one year, he was released and signed on with the Bahari Racing operation. Despite missing some races due to an injury, Cope won his first career pole position at Lowe's Motor Speedway, although he failed to post a top-10 finish in the No. 30 Gumout car.

Cope returned to Bahari in 1999 with Sara Lee sponsorship. After failing to qualify for 10 races, Cope was released from the team. He made sporadic appearances for LJ Racing and Larry Hedrick Motorsports, and later signed on to drive the No. 15 Ford Taurus owned by Fenley-Moore Motorsports. Cope became unhappy when the team only ran a part-time schedule, and quit after a few races. He spent the rest of the year on the sidelines, before taking over the No. 86 R.C. Cola Dodge Ram at Impact Motorsports at the end of the season in the Craftsman Truck Series.

In 2001, Cope announced the formation of Quest Motor Racing, a team he would co-own with drag racer Warren Johnson. The team did not qualify for a race all year, and his only start came with CLR Racing. He ran four races in the Busch Series in the No. 94 owned by Fred Bickford, posting a best finish of 21st at Bristol Motor Speedway. The team had mild success the next year, garnering sponsorship from Avacor and Poison. Cope also ran some races with BAM Racing that year.

After 18 starts in 2003 driving the No. 37 Friendly's Ice Cream Chevrolet, Cope merged the team with Arnold Motorsports. Cope qualified 5th for the 2004 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400, but after several starts, Cope was released from the ride, and took back his equipment. He also ran 30 races in the No. 49 Advil Ford for Jay Robinson in the Busch Series that season. His best finish, 20th, came at Daytona.

In 2005, Cope tried merging his team again, joining forces with Larry Hollenbeck and S.W.A.T. Fitness, but lost the opportunity after he failed to qualify for the Daytona 500. Cope had attempted a couple of races with Ware Racing Enterprises before making his only Cup start of the season at Martinsville Speedway, finishing 33rd in the No. 08 Royal Administration/Sundance Vacations[3]/My Guardian 911 Dodge for McGlynn Racing. Cope was later given the team's full-time ride in the No. 00, as requested by the sponsor.

2006–2017[edit]

In 2006, Cope intended to run a full schedule for McGlynn with No. 74 car, but soon cut back to part-time. His best finish was at Michigan International Speedway, where he finished 34th. In the Busch Series, his best finish in the 49 car was 33rd at Dover International Speedway, and his best start was 33rd at Bristol Motor Speedway. He intended to run more races with McGlynn in 2007, but the team suspended operations after only attempting one race. He spent the season driving part-time schedules for Robinson and Xpress Motorsports.

In 2008, he signed to drive for Means Racing in the Nationwide Series, but switched midseason to drive for James Finch and Jay Robinson Racing. Later in the season, Cope began entering his own trucks and cars in the Craftsman Truck Series and Nationwide Series. In the truck series he fielded the No. 73 and No. 74 trucks with Nick Turner and Jennifer Jo Cobb being the primary drivers, while in the Nationwide Series he fielded the No. 73 and No. 78 cars with Kevin Lepage driving the No. 73 and others racing the No. 78.

Cope in his No. 73 Nationwide car in 2009

As the 2009 season approached, Cope announced he would be involved on all three of NASCAR's circuits, as he would pilot the No. 75 Cope/Keller Racing Dodge in the Sprint Cup series with BluFrog Energy Drink coming on board as a primary sponsor during Daytona Speedweeks. He began the season as the driver of the No. 41 Metal Jeans Chevrolet Impala for Rick Ware Racing in the Nationwide Series, but was released after three races, and moved to his own team. He has also fielded trucks part-time for himself, Larry Foyt, and Jennifer Jo Cobb. Cope has fielded the No. 78 car for one race in nationwide. He has fielded the No. 73 for most of the races.

In 2009, Cope attempted six races with his self-owned team; he failed to qualify for any of them. At the October Martinsville race, Cope successfully attempted his first Sprint Cup race since 2006 while driving for Larry Gunselman.

In 2010, Cope teamed up with Dale Clemons as co-owners of new racing venture Stratus Racing Group. The team ran a full schedule with Cope as driver in both the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. It also ran a limited schedule in the ARCA Re/Max Series, fielding a car for Cope's twin nieces Amber Cope and Angela Cope, who split the ride.

Cope racing his 2011 Nationwide car

Cope returned to Jay Robinson Inc. for 2011 in the No. 28 Chevrolet. For the 2011 Daytona 500, Cope attempted to qualify the No. 64 Toyota for Larry Gunselman with sponsorship from Sta-Bil. Cope finished 13th in the Budweiser Shootout driving for Gunselman. Cope has decided to field his cup car in select races with manufacturing backing from Chevrolet instead of Dodge. In the 2011 Sprint Showdown, Cope was involved in a crash with Landon Cassill, where he T-boned Cassill's car when he spun out. Neither driver was injured. Cope finished 20th in Nationwide Series standings, competing in all but one event.

Cope returned to the Nationwide Series in 2012, competing in the No. 73 Chevrolet for CFK Motorsports. Cope made his first race of the season in his own car during the fall race a Phoenix. Cope announced that he would run a part-time schedule in 2013. During the test session in Daytona in January 2014, Cope tested the 73 car. He hired the No. 70 car, driving for Jay Robinson Racing at Phoenix International Raceway with his Toyota Camry, but after qualifying crash, although the car didn't have the backup car, the car changed to an old 2012 Chevrolet Impala.

2015 Xfinity car at Road America

In 2014, Cope's team bought the equipment from the defunct ML Motorsports. Youtheory agreed to sponsor Cope for the entire 2014 season, enabling Cope to race full-time for the first time since 2011. It was a much needed break for Cope, and he piloted the No. 70 Youtheory Chevrolet to a 22nd-place points finish. In January 2015, Cope announced that he would return to the Xfinity Series for the part-time 2015 season with Charlie's Soap as the sponsor.[4] Cope returned in 2016, with him driving 28 races, Timmy Hill driving 2 races and Dexter Stacey driving the last 3 races of season. Cope missed the race at Daytona after issues in qualifying, but qualified the following week in Atlanta. During the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen, Cope radioed to his team that he was having a brake problem. Shortly after, the front end of the car exploded and black smoke blew from the car. NASCAR confiscated the car and investigated what had happened. It was later discovered that a brake caliper had blown up and caused the explosion. Cope was not hurt.

2017[edit]

In January 2017, Cope closed down his Xfinity Series team after 16 years of competition. In February, it was announced that Cope would return to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving for Premium Motorsports.[5] On March 3, Cope qualified for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his first race since 2009 at NASCAR's highest level. Cope would finish under power in 36th, after suffering power steering problems during the race. Sundance Vacations and the United Way of NEPA partnered to sponsor Cope at the Overton's 400 at Pocono. As part of Darlington Raceway's annual "throwback" weekend, Cope's 55 car was designed like his no. 12 Mane 'n Tail car that he drove for Bobby Allison Motorsports from 1994–1996, and Mane 'n Tail returned as the sponsor.

On September 10, 2017, Cope announced that he and Premium Motorsports had agreed to part ways, saying, "I'm thankful to Jay Robinson and the folks at Premium for the opportunity they have given me this season to return to the Cup Series but the timing is right to pursue other opportunities."[6] Two weeks later, Premium sponsor StarCom Fiber formed StarCom Racing, fielding the No. 00 for Cope at Dover.[7] However on September 26, 2017, StarCom Racing announced they will withdraw from Dover due to personnel hiring and timing. [8] Cope did make his first start with StarCom at the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas, starting 39th and finishing last after mechanical problems plagued the car. Cope's best race of the season came in the penultimate race of the season at Phoenix. He started last due to a last-minute adjustment on his #00, but spent most of the race charging through the field to place 32nd due to late-race crashes.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Monster Energy Cup Series[edit]

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 MENCC Pts
1982 Jefferson Racing 95 Ford DAY RCH BRI ATL CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT POC RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS CLT MAR CAR ATL RSD
36
101st 55
1984 Jefferson Racing 95 Ford DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT RSD
15
POC MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RSD
18
57th -
07 RCH
29
DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL
1985 DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT RSD
15
POC MCH DAY POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
19
55th 224
1986 Autosports Enterprises 79 Ford DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR
9
TAL DOV CLT
30
RSD
31
POC MCH
28
DAY POC TAL
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL RSD
41
45th 400
1987 Stoke Racing 19 Ford DAY
33
CAR RCH ATL
36
DAR NWS BRI CLT
37
DOV MCH
41
DAY MCH
38
BRI
16
DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
39
CAR 37th 797
Chevy MAR
13
TAL POC
38
RSD POC
31
TAL GLN
31
93 RSD
20
ATL
1988 Testa Racing 68 Ford DAY
27
RCH
32
CAR
20
ATL
26
DAR
26
BRI
24
NWS
22
MAR
29
TAL
26
CLT
40
DOV
18
POC
24
MCH
32
DAY
39
POC
33
TAL
24
GLN
40
MCH
34
BRI
30
DAR
35
RCH
DNQ
DOV
36
MAR CLT
32
NWS CAR
36
PHO
16
ATL
33
31st 1985
Chevy RSD
17
1989 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR ATL
34
RCH
35
DAR
35
BRI NWS MAR 28th 2180
Whitcomb Racing 10 Pontiac TAL
30
CLT
12
DOV
28
SON POC
36
MCH
9
DAY
26
POC
35
TAL
38
GLN
40
MCH
6
BRI
29
DAR
25
RCH
25
DOV
8
MAR
13
CLT
6
NWS
26
CAR
11
PHO
14
ATL
12
1990 Chevy DAY
1
RCH
29
CAR
12
ATL
29
DAR
27
BRI
32
NWS
21
MAR
17
TAL
40
CLT
9
DOV
1
SON
13
POC
12
MCH
12
DAY
28
POC
13
TAL
7
GLN
35
MCH
19
BRI
27
DAR
9
RCH
35
DOV
13
MAR
24
NWS
22
CLT
7
CAR
33
PHO
14
ATL
12
18th 3140
1991 DAY
26
RCH
32
CAR
34
ATL
11
DAR
31
BRI
32
NWS
15
MAR
DNQ
TAL
28
CLT
12
DOV
27
SON
30
POC
10
MCH
41
DAY
17
POC
36
TAL
35
GLN
13
MCH
34
BRI
29
DAR
4
RCH
16
DOV
36
MAR
19
NWS
30
CLT
33
CAR
15
PHO
16
ATL
24
28th 2516
1992 DAY
34
CAR
19
RCH
19
ATL
14
DAR
16
BRI
10
NWS
14
MAR
22
TAL
12
CLT
17
DOV
33
SON
18
POC
12
MCH
22
DAY
34
POC
19
TAL
22
GLN
34
MCH
33
BRI
12
DAR
12
RCH
35
DOV
9
MAR
20
NWS
22
CLT
17
CAR
14
PHO
7
ATL
15
21st 3033
1993 Cale Yarborough Motorsports 66 Ford DAY
29
26th 2787
98 CAR
18
RCH
19
ATL
17
DAR
17
BRI
12
NWS
30
MAR
25
TAL
8
SON
18
CLT
36
DOV
31
POC
33
MCH
27
DAY
24
NHA
22
POC
29
TAL
36
GLN
11
MCH
21
BRI
27
DAR
17
RCH
28
DOV
32
MAR
20
NWS
20
CLT
39
CAR
19
PHO
23
ATL
19
1994 DAY
21
CAR
29
RCH
29
ATL
34
DAR
16
BRI
27
NWS
27
MAR
28
TAL
31
SON
43
CLT
18
DOV
23
POC
40
MCH
37
DAY
23
NHA
35
30th 2612
Taylor Racing 02 Ford POC
19
TAL
DNQ
IND
27
Bobby Allison Motorsports 12 Ford GLN
40
MCH
18
BRI
16
DAR
35
RCH
19
DOV
12
MAR
17
NWS
19
CLT
8
CAR
37
PHO
30
ATL
7
1995 DAY
31
CAR
8
RCH
6
ATL
13
DAR
5
BRI
13
NWS
30
MAR
28
TAL
42
SON
12
CLT
19
DOV
12
POC
20
MCH
19
DAY
13
NHA
7
POC
39
TAL
15
IND
40
GLN
15
MCH
34
BRI
10
DAR
15
RCH
34
DOV
7
MAR
9
NWS
13
CLT
11
CAR
19
PHO
2
ATL
35
15th 3384
1996 DAY
41
CAR
8
RCH
22
ATL
35
DAR
39
BRI
22
NWS
13
MAR
28
TAL
29
SON
39
CLT
14
DOV
23
POC
27
MCH
40
DAY
42
NHA
38
POC
10
TAL
27
IND
14
GLN
16
MCH
24
BRI
29
DAR
34
RCH
8
DOV
31
MAR
DNQ
NWS
37
CLT
18
CAR
39
PHO
43
ATL
DNQ
35th 2374
1997 MB2 Motorsports 36 Pontiac DAY
36
CAR
31
RCH
30
ATL
DNQ
DAR
20
TEX
41
BRI
16
MAR
34
SON
18
TAL
13
CLT
12
DOV
20
POC
11
MCH
8
CAL
29
DAY
28
NHA
20
POC
16
IND
41
GLN
38
MCH
16
BRI
32
DAR
14
RCH
16
NHA
26
DOV
30
MAR
36
CLT
33
TAL
18
CAR
20
PHO
16
ATL
5
27th 2901
1998 Bahari Racing 30 Pontiac DAY
37
CAR
15
LVS
31
ATL
38
DAR
40
BRI
26
TEX
DNQ
MAR TAL
22
CAL
39
CLT
33
DOV
35
RCH
34
MCH
DNQ
POC
26
SON
38
NHA
16
POC
23
IND
DNQ
GLN
39
MCH
43
BRI
36
NHA
DNQ
DAR
27
RCH
24
DOV
35
MAR
30
CLT
14
TAL
11
DAY
38
PHO
33
CAR
25
ATL
30
37th 2065
1999 DAY
18
CAR
DNQ
LVS
34
ATL
41
DAR
DNQ
TEX
22
BRI
DNQ
MAR
34
TAL
DNQ
CAL
42
RCH
42
CLT
DNQ
DOV
36
MCH
32
POC
DNQ
SON
37
DAY
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
POC
DNQ
IND
32
44th 915
Eel River Racing GLN
DNQ
MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH
LJ Racing 91 Chevy NHA
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
MAR
Fenley-Moore Motorsports 15 Ford CLT
35
ATL
DNQ
Larry Hedrick Motorsports 41 Chevy TAL
37
CAR
25
PHO
43
HOM
DNQ
2000 Fenley-Moore Motorsports 15 Ford DAY
41
CAR LVS
37
ATL
19
DAR
DNQ
BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO HOM ATL 57th 198
2001 Quest Motor Racing 37 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT
DNQ
DOV MCH POC SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV 60th 91
Team CLR 57 Ford KAN
24
CLT
DNQ
MAR TAL PHO CAR HOM
DNQ
ATL NHA
2002 DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH 53rd 361
Quest Motor Racing 37 Ford CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
POC MCH
38
SON DAY CHI NHA POC
35
IND
DNQ
GLN
BAM Racing 49 Dodge MCH
37
BRI
41
DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL
37
CAR PHO
38
HOM
34
2003 Quest Motor Racing 37 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR
43
LVS
29
ATL DAR BRI
43
TEX TAL MAR
42
CAL
43
RCH
DNQ
CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
POC
DNQ
MCH
40
SON DAY CHI
43
NHA
35
POC
42
IND
36
GLN MCH
34
BRI
DNQ
DAR
39
RCH NHA
DNQ
DOV
35
TAL KAN
38
CLT
37
MAR
42
ATL
40
PHO
DNQ
CAR
43
46th 822
Arnold Motorsports 79 Dodge HOM
DNQ
2004 50 DAY
30
CAR
30
LVS
33
ATL
38
DAR
25
BRI
26
TEX
37
MAR
33
TAL
38
CAL
31
RCH
29
CLT
34
DOV POC 40th 1058
SCORE Motorsports 02 Chevy MCH
42
SON
W.W. Motorsports 94 Dodge DAY
DNQ
CHI NHA POC ATL
DNQ
PHO
Mach 1 Motorsports 98 Ford IND
40
GLN MCH
41
BRI
38
RCH
42
NHA
96 CAL
40
Hover Motorsports 80 Ford DOV
DNQ
TAL KAN
W.W. Motorsports 94 Ford CLT
DNQ
MAR DAR
DNQ
HOM
2005 SWAT Racing 55 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV POC 81st 64
Conely Racing 79 Chevy MCH
DNQ
SON DAY CHI
Rick Ware Racing 52 Dodge NHA
DNQ
POC
DNQ
IND GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT
McGlynn Racing 08 Chevy MAR
33
ATL TEX
00 Dodge PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
2006 74 DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
LVS ATL
DNQ
BRI
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
TEX
41
PHO TAL RCH
43
DAR
43
CLT
QL
DOV
37
POC
DNQ
MCH
43
SON DAY CHI
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
POC
DNQ
MCH
34
BRI
43
CAL RCH
DNQ
NHA
DNQ
DOV
43
KAN TAL
43
CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
TEX
DNQ
PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
52nd 317
Front Row Motorsports 61 Chevy IND
DNQ
GLN
2007 McGlynn Racing 74 Dodge DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2008 Derrike Cope Inc. 75 Dodge DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN TAL CLT
DNQ
MAR
DNQ
ATL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2009 Cope/Keller Racing DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR
DNQ
TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV
DNQ
POC
DNQ
MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND
DNQ
POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA
DNQ
DOV KAN CAL CLT 66th 37
Gunselman Motorsports 64 Toyota MAR
42
TAL TEX PHO HOM
2010 Stratus Racing Group 75 Dodge DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 83rd 0
2011 Max Q Motorsports 64 Toyota DAY
DNQ
PHO LVS BRI CAL MAR TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT KAN POC MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND POC GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH CHI NHA DOV KAN CLT TAL 82nd 01
Stratus Racing Group 75 Dodge MAR
DNQ
TEX PHO HOM
2017 Premium Motorsports 55 Chevy DAY ATL
36
LVS
35
PHO
33
CAL
38
MAR POC
33
MCH SON DAY KEN NHA IND 37th 42
Toyota TEX
37
BRI
31
RCH TAL KAN
39
CLT
31
DOV POC
34
GLN DAR
32
15 MCH
39
BRI
Chevy RCH
36
CHI NHA DOV CLT TAL
StarCom Racing 00 Chevy KAN
40
MAR TEX PHO
32
HOM
- Qualified but slot bought by Michael Waltrip
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1987 Stoke Racing Ford 23 33
1988 Testa Racing Ford 22 27
1989 Pontiac DNQ
1990 Whitcomb Racing Chevrolet 12 1
1991 33 26
1992 20 34
1993 Cale Yarborough Motorsports Ford 35 29
1994 16 21
1995 Bobby Allison Motorsports Ford 22 31
1996 22 41
1997 MB2 Motorsports Pontiac 29 36
1998 Bahari Racing Pontiac 11 37
1999 20 18
2000 Fenley-Moore Motorsports Ford 12 41
2001 Quest Motor Racing Pontiac DNQ
2003 Quest Motor Racing Chevrolet DNQ
2004 Arnold Motorsports Dodge 42 30
2005 SWAT Racing Chevrolet DNQ
2006 McGlynn Racing Dodge DNQ
2007 DNQ
2009 Cope/Keller Racing Dodge DNQ
2010 Stratus Racing Group DNQ
2011 Max Q Motorsports Toyota DNQ

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
1990 Whitcomb Racing 10 Chevy DAY RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA
32
SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NHA CAR MAR 104th 67
1994 Zock Motorsports 82 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR HCY BRI
8
ROU NHA
1
NZH CLT
37
DOV MYB GLN MLW
16
SBO TAL
23
HCY IRP MCH
21
BRI
23
DAR
12
RCH
13
DOV CLT
3
MAR CAR
14
32nd 1314
1995 DAY
22
CAR
7
RCH ATL
8
NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP MCH BRI 52nd 471
Bobby Jones Racing 50 Ford DAR
42
RCH DOV
39
CLT
DNQ
CAR HOM
41
1996 Champion Racing 26 Ford DAY
8
CAR
21
RCH ATL
12
NSV DAR
18
BRI
21
HCY NZH CLT
7
DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL
42
IRP MCH BRI
6
DAR
29
RCH DOV CLT
37
CAR
12
HOM
43
40th 1200
1998 Mac Martin Racing 92 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR
24
LVS NSV DAR BRI
DNQ
TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV RCH
DNQ
PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT GTY CAR 87th 146
Xpress Motorsports 61 Pontiac ATL
36
HOM
1999 DAY
DNQ
CAR
15
LVS
23
ATL
35
DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH 70th 380
NorthStar Motorsports 89 Chevy BRI
40
DAR
32
RCH DOV CLT
DNQ
CAR MEM PHO HOM
2001 PF2 Motorsports 94 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV KEN MLW GLN CHI
37
GTY
31
PPR IRP MCH
34
BRI
21
DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM 71st 283
2002 DAY CAR LVS
31
DAR
28
BRI
21
TEX
32
NSH
38
TAL CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH 54th 551
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Ford BRI
36
DAR
27
Chevy RCH
38
DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL CAR PHO HOM
2003 Pontiac DAY
13
CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX 62nd 601
Ford TAL
14
NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV
20
NSH KEN MLW
30
DAY
35
CHI
33
39 NHA
35
PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO CAR HOM
2004 49 DAY
20
CAR
37
LVS
27
DAR
35
BRI
30
TEX
31
NSH
35
TAL
41
CAL
33
GTY
QL
RCH
27
NZH CLT
27
DOV
27
NSH
24
KEN MLW
22
DAY
35
CHI
38
NHA
37
PPR
43
IRP MCH
34
BRI
24
CAL
32
RCH
28
DOV
32
KAN
31
CLT
38
MEM
32
ATL
30
PHO
30
DAR
30
HOM
40
27th 2050
2005 28 DAY
16
CAL
34
MXC LVS
34
ATL
29
NSH
29
BRI
43
TEX
21
PHO
29
TAL DAR
37
RCH
29
CLT
42
DOV NSH
35
KEN MLW
33
DAY
DNQ
CHI NHA
DNQ
PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI
39
CAL
DNQ
RCH 50th 932
94 PHO
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
MacDonald Motorsports 71 Chevy KAN
DNQ
CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
2006 Jay Robinson Racing 49 Ford DAY CAL
DNQ
MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL
40
RCH DAR
DNQ
CLT DOV
33
NSH KEN MLW
34
DAY CHI
DNQ
NHA
36
MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL
DNQ
RCH CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX
DNQ
PHO HOM 83rd 287
28 Chevy DOV
33
KAN
2007 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH
29
DAR
25
CLT DOV NSH KEN CHI
36
GLN
35
MCH RCH
37
DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 78th 440
49 MLW
43
NHA DAY GTY
42
IRP
41
CGV BRI
DNQ
CAL
2008 Jimmy Means Racing 52 Chevy DAY CAL
36
LVS
32
ATL
37
BRI
36
NSH
40
TEX
37
PHO
35
RCH
33
31st 1765
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Chevy MXC
DNQ
TAL NSH
QL
MLW
38
CGV
43
GLN
DNQ
4 DAR
32
CLT
34
DOV
24
NSH
36
KEN
31
NHA
30
DAY
28
CHI
38
GTY
34
IRP
38
MCH
25
BRI
39
CAL
30
RCH
31
DOV
32
KAN
37
CLT
43
MEM
26
TEX
34
Sheltra Motorsports 82 Chevy PHO
DNQ
CFK Motorsports 78 Dodge HOM
DNQ
2009 Rick Ware Racing 41 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL
43
LVS
DNQ
BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL 67th 619
Derrike Cope Inc. 73 Dodge RCH
22
DAR
DNQ
CLT
34
DOV NSH KEN
22
MLW
40
NHA
37
DAY CHI
36
GTY
38
IRP BRI
26
CGV ATL
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
DOV KAN
DNQ
CAL
39
CLT
DNQ
MEM TEX PHO HOM
78 IOW
DNQ
GLN MCH
DNQ
2010 Stratus Racing Group, Inc. 73 Dodge DAY
DNQ
CAL
36
LVS
DNQ
BRI
28
NSH
26
PHO
37
TEX
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
RCH
42
DAR
42
DOV CLT
DNQ
NSH
41
KEN
26
ROA NHA DAY
38
CHI GTY
DNQ
IRP IOW GLN MCH
39
BRI
39
CGV ATL RCH
42
DOV
34
KAN CAL CLT GTY TEX PHO HOM 58th 709
2011 Jay Robinson Racing 28 Chevy DAY
25
PHO
23
LVS
25
BRI
23
CAL
31
TEX
32
TAL
27
DAR
24
DOV
27
IOW CHI
23
MCH
28
ROA
17
DAY
29
KEN
25
NHA
31
NSH
25
IRP
22
IOW
30
GLN
30
BRI
25
ATL
24
RCH
21
CHI
32
CLT
24
TEX
30
PHO
32
20th 559
Dodge NSH
30
RCH
29
CLT
30
CGV
35
DOV
26
KAN
30
HOM
30
2012 CFK Motorsports 73 Chevy DAY
DNQ
PHO BRI
DNQ
CAL TEX RCH TAL PHO
24
HOM 63rd 49
Robinson-Blakeney Racing 28 Dodge LVS
32
ML Motorsports 70 Dodge DAR
27
IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX
2013 Creation-Cope Racing 73 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX RCH TAL DAR
DNQ
CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN
39
DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH
DNQ
CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT
DNQ
TEX 80th 14
ML Motorsports 70 Chevy PHO
35
HOM
2014 Derrike Cope Racing DAY
37
PHO
34
LVS
35
BRI
28
CAL
28
TEX
38
DAR
29
RCH
28
TAL
DNQ
IOW
37
CLT
36
DOV
24
MCH
35
ROA
33
KEN
37
DAY
13
NHA
28
CHI
30
IND
34
IOW
34
GLN
22
MOH
32
BRI
DNQ
ATL
31
RCH
DNQ
CHI
36
KEN
33
DOV
37
KAN
23
CLT
25
TEX
DNQ
PHO
31
HOM
DNQ
23rd 364
2015 DAY
DNQ
ATL
36
LVS
33
PHO
33
CAL
31
TEX
36
BRI
37
RCH
35
TAL
DNQ
IOW
29
CLT
DNQ
DOV
28
MCH
37
CHI
35
DAY
38
KEN
33
NHA
32
IND
30
IOW GLN
27
MOH
25
BRI
30
ROA
30
DAR
32
RCH CHI
31
KEN
24
DOV
32
CLT
32
KAN
39
TEX
30
PHO HOM 26th 309
2016 DAY
DNQ
ATL
27
LVS
DNQ
PHO
34
CAL
34
TEX
31
BRI
34
RCH
30
TAL
DNQ
DOV
35
CLT
32
POC
37
MCH
31
IOW
34
DAY
DNQ
KEN
35
NHA
35
IND
32
IOW
33
GLN
31
MOH BRI
29
ROA DAR
25
RCH
34
CHI
37
KEN
29
DOV
29
CLT
36
KAN
38
TEX PHO HOM 29th 202
- Qualified for Josh Richeson . - Qualified for Shane Hall

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
1995 Bobby Allison Motorsports 32 Ford PHO TUS SGS MMR POR EVG I70 LVL BRI MLW CNS HPT IRP FLM RCH
7
MAR NWS SON MMR PHO 72nd 146
2000 Impact Motorsports 86 Dodge DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN MLW NHA NZH MCH IRP NSV CIC RCH DOV TEX
23
CAL
28
79th 173
2001 Ford DAY
16
HOM
23
MMR MAR GTY DAR PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 71st 209
2003 Troxell-MacDonald Racing 93 Chevy DAY DAR MMR MAR CLT DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTY MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS SBO TEX MAR PHO HOM
DNQ
NA -
2004 Ron Rhodes Racing 48 Dodge DAY ATL MAR MFD CLT
DNQ
DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN GTY MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS CAL TEX MAR PHO
22
DAR HOM
DNQ
92nd 97
2005 DAY
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
MAR GTY MFD CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM NA -
2006 Key Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW KAN KEN MEM IRP NSH BRI NHA LVS TAL
27
MAR ATL
28
TEX PHO HOM 66th 161
2007 Pennington Motorsports 7 Chevy DAY
33
CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV 51st 413
Xpress Motorsports 16 Ford TEX
31
MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI
29
GTY
29
NHA LVS TAL
12
MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2008 Derrike Cope Inc. 74 Dodge DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT
36
MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP
33
NSH BRI GTY NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM 76th 119
2010 Stratus Racing Group 74 Dodge DAY
DNQ
ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN
DNQ
NHA LVS MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM NA -

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

24 Hours of Daytona[edit]

(key)

24 Hours of Daytona results
Year Class No Team Car Co-drivers Laps Position Class Pos.
1991 GTP 4 United States Tom Milner Racing Spice SE89P- Chevy United States Brian Bonner
United States Jeff Kline
United States Scott Sharp
611 11 4
2002 GT 33 United States Scuderia Ferrari of Washington Ferrari 360 Modena United States Cort Wagner
United States Bill Auberlen
Italy Constantino Bertuzzi
572 25 14
2003 SRPII 21 United States Archangel Motorsport Services Lola B2K/40- Nissan United States Larry Oberto
United States Chris Bingham
United States Brian DeVries
589 18 DNF 3 DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographical information from derrikecope.com". 
  2. ^ Zeller, Bob (February 8, 1997). "BOB ZELLER'S WINSTON CUP SCOUTING REPORT". News & Record. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sundance Vacations Sponsors Derrike Cope Car". Facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  4. ^ Adamczyk, Jay (February 20, 2012). "Derrike Cope to drive for new team at Daytona". Jayski's Nationwide Series Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Derrike Cope joins Premium Motorsports for part-time schedule". overtakemotorsport.com. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cope parts ways with Premium Motorsports". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN Internet Ventures. September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Jayski's Silly Season Site (September 25, 2017). "StarCom Racing launches to compete In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series". ESPN. Retrieved September 25, 2017. 
  8. ^ "StarCom Racing to compete In MENCS, withdraws from Dover". ESPN. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 

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Achievements
Preceded by
Darrell Waltrip
Daytona 500 Winner
1990
Succeeded by
Ernie Irvan