Derrike Cope to run Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing

Derrike Cope, who won the 1990 Daytona 500, is getting another chance at “The Great American Race.”

In what’s being billed as his last Daytona 500 start, the 62-year-old Cope will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet for Rick Ware Racing with sponsorship from building and construction company Jacob Business. The group has a charter, ensuring Cope a beginning area in the race.

“I have known Rick and his family for a long time and I am excited to have the opportunity to go to Daytona and race for another win,” Cope stated in a release. “I am excited to have Don Perry with Jacob Company as the primary sponsor as well. I want to thank Mike and Matt Kohler and Bill Woehlemann with StarCom Fiber for making this all possible! I could not be more excited to get back to Daytona!”

Cope, presently the group supervisor for Cup clothing Starcom Racing, has actually made over 700 profession NASCAR nationwide series begins.

He has actually made 2 Cup Series triumphes, the other being a June 1990 victory at Dover International Speedway. He’s likewise won at the Xfinity Series level, taking the checkered flag at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May 1994.

This year’s Daytona 500 will be Cope’s very first Cup start because the 2018 Southern 500 at Darlington. Throughout that race, as part of NASCAR Throwback Weekend, his cars and truck brought his own Bojangles paint plan that he ran for NASCAR Hall of Famer Cale Yarborough’s group throughout the 1993 season.

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Derrike Cope to run Daytona 500 for Rick Ware Racing initially appeared on NBCSports.com

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.