Cope Set For Final Daytona 500 Start With RWR

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Derrike Cope will make his final Daytona 500 start driving for Rick Ware Racing on Feb. 14.Derrike Cope will make his final Daytona 500 start driving for Rick Ware Racing on Feb. 14.
Derrike Cope will make his final Daytona 500 start driving for Rick Ware Racing on Feb. 14.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Derrike Cope, the 1990 Daytona 500 winner, will make his final Daytona 500 start for Rick Ware Racing aboard the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro on Feb. 14.

Jacob Companies, a long time sponsor of Rick Ware Racing, will be the primary sponsor of Cope and the No. 15.

“I am really looking forward to running this year’s Daytona 500 with Rick Ware Racing,” said the 62-year-old Cope, who is also the StarCom Racing Team Manager. “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! 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 is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner. In addition to his victory in the 1990 Daytona 500, he also earned a victory later that year at Dover Int’l Speedway. He also has one NASCAR Xfinity Series victory, which came in 1994 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

“We are excited to partner together with Derrike on his final Daytona 500 start,” said team owner Rick Ware. “Derrike is a former Daytona 500 champion, and has had a great career in NASCAR. I look forward to seeing the No. 15 Jacob Companies Chevrolet on track in a couple weeks.”