NASCAR says low-speed tire blowout on Derrike Cope’s car caused bizarre explosion

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. A confluence of events — contact with another car, excessive heat of a broken caliper and a gradual stop caused the bizarre explosion in Derrike Copes car Saturday. NASCAR vice president of officiating technical inspection Elton Sawyer said Cope picked up a right-front vibration that apparently came from hitting a […]
Via CSN Chicago
15 days ago

WATCH: NASCAR driver’s car explodes in bizarre fashion

Derrike Cope is a former Daytona 500 winner who was racing in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Watkins Glen in New York. During the race, Cope’s car mysteriously blew up. The 57-year-old had slowed off the race pace at the famous road course.  In fact, Cope skipped going through the Bus Stop chicane and went off the race course, appearing to try to nurse his car to safety...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrike Cope's day -- and car -- goes up in a blast of black smoke

Derrike Cope is best known for pulling off one of the greatest upsets in NASCAR history when he won the 1990 Daytona 500.But now he may also be known for being the driver of the No. 70 car that appeared to literally blow up on the track with 24 laps remaining in Saturday's Zippo 200 XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International.Cope appeared to encounter mechanical trouble and...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago

Derrike Cope's car explodes at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Derrike Cope had his signature moment in NASCAR when he won the Daytona 500 in 1990. Now, he has another - at age 57. Running in the back of the field Saturday in the Xfinity race at Watkins Glen International, Cope's Blue No. 70 Chevrolet rolled to a halt in a runoff area in the track's chicane and then the front of his car exploded, the hood flying up...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrike Cope on explosion: ‘In 35 years of racing, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that’

The 1990 Daytona 500 winner says he was slowing down because of a brake problem when the explosion happened.
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

WATCH: Derrike Cope’s car explodes during Xfinity race at Watkins Glen

Hood is crumpled and tires destroyed by an apparent detonation in the engine compartment.
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

NXS: ICE-AID Solidifies Primary Sponsorship Of Derrike Cope Racing For NASCAR’s XFINITY Series Race

ICE-AID Revolutionary Ice-Cooling Brand Strengthens Partnership With Derrike Cope Racing Throughout 2016 NASCAR Season SARASOTA, FL. (JANUARY 22,2016)– ICE-AID, formerly known as Beer Frost- and environmentally safe, all natural, mineral based product that turns your cooler of ice into a freezer- today announced its 2016 partnership with Derrike Cope Racing (DCR), acting as...
Via On Pit Road
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

NXS: Derrike Cope Racing and Military Missions in Action Team Up to Honor Wounded Soldiers at the Powershares QQQ 300

Derrike Cope Racing is extremely pleased to welcome Military Missions in Action (MMIA) aboard our No. 70 Chevrolet Camaro for the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona. Founded by Mike Dorman, a veteran himself, MMIA has devoted their efforts to help veterans with disabilities achieve independent living, as well as supporting our service men and women serving in combat areas and their families...
Via On Pit Road
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

NXS: Just the Facts: Garrett Smithley Signs with Derrike Cope Racing for Xfinity Debut

Huntersville, N.C. (September 26, 2015) – NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Garrett Smithley will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead-Miami, Fla., on Saturday, November 21, 2015, driving for 1990 Daytona 500 Champion Derrike Cope. Smithley will pilot the No. 70 Derrike Cope Racing Chevrolet Camaro in the Ford Ecoboost 300 with primary...
Via On Pit Road
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NXS: Charlie’s Soap to sponsor Derrike Cope at Daytona in February

Charlie’s Soap announced on Wednesday, January 14th that they will return as Derrike Cope’s primary sponsor for this season’s NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. “This is great news for Derrike and our company,” Taylor Sutherland, Charlie’s Soap president, said. “Daytona last year was the first time Charlie’s Soap sponsored a race...
Via On Pit Road
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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