Friday, October 22, 2010

Cope Twins Qualify for Martinsville Truck Race and Grab Attention While Doing It

NASCAR fans -- start your engines! Yes, two women will be making their official debut Saturday as NASCAR truck drivers, and they will be drawing a lot of attention, that's for sure! Amber and Angela Cope are 27-year-old twins who not only have the skill to drive for NASCAR, but the stunning looks of supermodels. You don't have to look too far to see how they got their driving skills. They are the nieces of 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, and these beauties are scheduled to make their NASCAR debut in Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race.

“This is what we have strived for since we started racing go-carts,” said Angela . “We successfully ran go-carts for years across the Northwest, then moved to North Carolina over five years ago with a dream to race stock cars or trucks. We will now get the opportunity to earn the respect of our competitors.”

The sisters didn't practice or qualify well on Saturday, but it doesn't matter. Their looks have caught the attention of many, including this page earlier in the week, which rarely posts anything regarding the Truck Series.

I can see a reality show and sponsorship opportunities coming their way just because of being able to market them well. They would cross-over into a lot of markets that directly hits NASCAR fans. Guess what the top selling perfumes are at Wal-Mart? Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and some other princess star. Kardashian's people actually got involved with NASCAR at the Las Vegas race sponsoring a Cup car with her pink logo and face on it.

It's not so much about how well you can drive anymore, but about how well you can get sponsorship dollars. There are dozens of good drivers out there who aren't driving because they can't sell themselves. They can say that winning, or doing well, will create business, but with these girls, you don't care how they finish. They'll get face time because people want to look at them.

I hope they do well enough to stick around for a while. NASCAR could use a boost of something like this. We anticipated Danica Patrick being something special for NASCAR, but she's turned out to be a grouch who can't seem to change her ways for the betterment of advancing her skills. She thinks she knows a lot more than she does about racing and is unwilling to completely listen. That's what star power does to people and it's why Jack Roush rarely goes with a veteran driver opting to go with fresh listeners right of the gate who will listen and learn.

Good Luck Girls!

The first two paragraphs of this post was taken from some web page, somewhere that I can't find again. If I find it, I'll post the credit.


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