NASCAR veteran Derrike Cope expects to run full-time in NASCAR's second-tier XFINITY Series for a third consecutive season, the driver confirmed to The Racing Experts.
Cope has competed in his self-owned car in 54 of 66 XFINITY Series races over the last two seasons. Cope's best finish as an owner-driver was a 13th place effort at Daytona International Speedway in July of 2014. The plan for Cope, a one-time winner in the XFINITY Series, is to compete in all 33 races next season. "Right now, my plan is to drive every race, unless we can find a young driver that has the money that we can really elevate the program with," he said. "Otherwise, we're going to continue to keep somebody with a little bit more experience in the car and just try to take a very, again, methodical approach towards it, week in and week out, just try put numbers on the board."-(The Racing Experts)-jayski.com