Posted by Pete Pistone
The twin nieces of 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope will attempt to make NASCAR history by earning a starting spot in the May 22nd Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway:
From News Release
After rewriting the NASCAR history books last year, the Cope Twins - Angela and Amber - plan to add another chapter by becoming the first twins to compete in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race - on Sunday, May 22, at Iowa Speedway.
The duet, which made history last season by becoming the first twins to ever race against each other in one of NASCAR's top three divisions by competing in a Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville last October, make their return to NASCAR at the beautiful 7/8-mile tri-oval in Newton, IA, just 30 miles east off Des Moines, IA.
The twins, nieces of 1990 Daytona 500 Champion Derrike Cope, will be driving for a new team in Keystone Motorsports. Amber will pilot a #93 Ford while Angela will behind the wheel of a #94 Chevy.
The team plans to also run the Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway in July, with hopes of competing in more races later in 2011.
Odyssey batteries, which served as a major sponsor for their history making run at Martinsville, is back again as a co-primary on both cars to support the 27-year-olds from Puyallup, Washington, in their Nationwide Series debut.
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