Amber and Angela Cope, the twin 27-year-old nieces of 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, are scheduled to make their NASCAR debut in Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race.
In addition to ﬁnancial pressures, Angela said she fears the NASCAR community will not take the twins seriously. "I think the obstacles we run into is that we are girly girls, we are blonde and everyone thinks that we are out to be models not racers," she said. "We will make our mark in this sport, earn everyone's respect and look great."
Hmmm... good point. They're probably the first to compete in a Truck Series race and go to cosmetology school.
According to Derrike Cope Racing's official site -- pardon the spelling and grammar mistakes -- the twins have been racing go-karts since the age of 9 and have run late-model race cars, and according to Racing Reference, Angela has three ARCA starts.