Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Cope/RCR Feuds: A Comparison

This past Saturday Kevin Harvick had a Nationwide Series win stymied by a car more than 30 laps down.  Who was it?  None other than Amber Cope.  Now, if you're like me (and you probably aren't), this brought back memories of Derrike Cope's shocking win over Dale Earnhardt Sr. in the 1990 Daytona 500.  Lets take a look at the eerie coincidences:

--Both involved members of the Cope family (though the elder member was obviously the one who got all the looks).

--Both involved drivers for Richard Childress Racing (Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt and Kevin "Skinny Li'l Head" Harvick).

--Both RCR cars had 3's on them (Earnhardt had the 3 made famous by himself, while Harvick had the 33 made famous by Robert Pressley).

--Both involved pissy comments by said RCR drivers after the race--Dale Sr. saying that Derrike "Got lucky today", while Happy said "she doesn't deserve to be out there" (unlike millionaire Cup drivers dropping down to Nationwide for extra cash).

--Both Copes retaliated after said comments (Amber bashing Harvick on Twitter, Derrike calling Dale Sr. a "…big meanie" to his bathroom mirror).