Cope twins hope to mix fashion, fierce racing in NASCAR
Amber and Angela Cope certainly know how to make an impression around the garage.
NASCAR's first twins to compete in the same race in one of the top-3 series have carved out their own unique niche in the hard-driving, male-dominated sport. But don't let the blond tresses, made-up faces or designer shades fool you: These girls means business.
But these ladies aren't just looking to take the checkers on Saturday. They're hoping to branch out into a multi-industry brand. The two are in talks to star in their own reality show and currently run
SI.com spoke with the Cope twins, nieces of Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope, to discuss their debut last fall, their plans for this season and what it's like to be two of the only females on the track.
We came out there and Amber was 26 and myself in the 30s. I can't say I'm pleased with those finishes, but in the perspective that we went out there, we used our heads, we got laps, we got seat time, we learned, we didn't make any mistakes pitting wise. We loved learning there so much, so it's a big accomplishment for us. And we've gotten a ton of publicity, which we didn't expect going into it. We just hoped that it was going to be huge because you've never seen two identical twins in NASCAR and I think NASCAR needs something like this. Fans need something. For now, everyone is struggling and if we can go out and do what we've been doing I think we really have a good shot at it.