Cope plans on running full
Xfinity Series schedule in 2016
Photo by Benjamin Palmer/TheRacingExperts.com
Derrike Cope waves to the crowd pre-race at Phoenix International Raceway in March 2015.
November 30, 2015
NASCAR veteran Derrike Cope expects to run full-time in NASCAR’s
second-tier Xfinity Series for a third consecutive season, the driver confirmed
to The Racing Experts.
Photo by Brian DeGruchy/TheRacingExperts.com
Derrike Cope leads a pack of cars during an Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway in March 2015.
“Right now, my plan is to drive every race, unless we can find a young driver that has the money that we can really elevate the program with,” he said. “Otherwise, we’re going to continue to keep somebody with a little bit more experience in the car and just try to take a very, again, methodical approach towards it, week in and week out, just try put numbers on the board.”
Cope has competed in his self-owned car in 54 of 66 races over the last two seasons. Cope’s best finish as an owner-driver was a 13th place effort at Daytona International Speedway in July of 2014.