Girls shouldn’t race in NASCAR

Angela Cope (L) and her sister Amber Cope (R). (Getty Images)
Angela Cope (L) and her sister Amber Cope (R). (Getty Images)

Unlike his nickname, Kevin Harvick wasn’t very ‘Happy’ Saturday.  With 22 laps to go in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Harvick was large and in charge having taken the lead from Brad Keselowski on lap 155 of the 200 lap race.

With a 1.5 second lead Harvick looked to have a great chance for the win. It was not to be however as he was held up by a car laps down from the field.  Keselowski was able to catch Harvick, pass him and go on to victory.

The No. 24 car was piloted by Amber Cope, one of twin nieces of former Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope.  On the cool down lap Saturday, Harvick let his displeasure known by giving Cope’s car a bump. Later he voiced his irritation with Cope. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.