It's been 3 years since the last question, so I'll post a new one. I answered the last question anyway, lol.
Aside from his fluke Daytona 500 win, what other track did Derrike Cope win at in the Cup series?
To me it was somewhat flukey in the sense that he never came close to winning another big event like that 500. Also, it took one of the craziest turn of events (flat tire on the last corner of the final lap) to pull it off.It wasn't a fluke. Yeah, maybe Earnhardt SHOULD have won it, but he didn't. Cope ran strong all day, was in the right place at the right time, and capitalized. And the fact that he won another race at a different track, the same year, proves it wasn't a fluke.
I doubt you meant it that way, but I see all kinds of comments (not on R-F) about how Cope sucked and had one lucky win his whole career, which is incorrect.
Cope lucked into the Daytona win and would have finished a respectable second had Earnhardt not cut down a tire. And had Cope not been the recipient of that unfortunate situation and finished second, who would have remembered? Those were the two highlights of his career and achievements very few ever attain. Not taking anything away from Cope but his record speaks for itself.Cope did win at Dover the same year.