Just in case you have missed this I will attach the details below according to Examiner.com's Greg Engle titled "Girls shouldn’t race in NASCAR."
Well, I was hoping that the only moron in Cup racing that enjoyed putting down Women was that idiot Kasey Kayne with his remarks about a Mother breastfeeding her baby in public. But, I was wrong, way way wrong and Kevin Harvick crossed a line that a gentleman would never cross. I will get back to this in a moment.
Amber Cope was making her second Nationwide start last Saturday. She has just enough experience to be allowed on the track, but not enough to really know what to do while out there. Harvick had a hard time passing her and he blames that for him not winning the race. She was dozens of laps down after being in the garage for repairs, but even without the car problems she wasn't going to be very fast. This level of racing is new to her and the team is very under funded. As Harvick came up on her she wasn't sure what to do and ended up keeping him behind her for a while. There are other drivers that can be hard to pass when they are already a lap down like Robby Gordon. But, no one has ever unloaded on RG like Harvick did on Cope. If they did they would be wondering WTF when they came to. Harvick unloaded on her because he knew she wouldn't kick his lowlife ass like Robby would.
Cope is a rookie. Long before Harvick caught her he knew he had to deal with someone brand new out there. I'm pretty sure that rookies still have to run the road sign yellow rear bumper in NASCAR, so he knew that she might be squirley and she was for a bit. That's racing Kevin, get over it..... He was a rookie at one time himself and probably made some bonehead moves. We all did. My first night in a NASCAR Sportsman was pretty interesting, trust me. I did glean a third place in the fast heat that paid me $5.00, my first race. After the heat race I was informed that if I ever made my rear bumper that wide again the $5.00 I won wouldn't go far to fix my teeth..... Very true story.
There is a lot of press today on this as it is a slow week for Cup news without a race this weekend. In most of the reports he is quoted as referring to her as an "it" rather than by her name. And the line everyone is quoting of Kevin's is that "the only pole she will ever win is at a strip club." This is pretty low and I hope that NASCAR or his sponsors have a serious talk with him. I'm not defending Cope because I think she is a hottie and honestly she and her twin Sister are totally not what I find attractive in Women. I wouldn't give either of them a second look. But, I will defend her for being a rookie and because she is a Woman. Harvick seems to be taking on the role of the totally domineering Male in this and that really makes me dislike him even more. People have joked about Delana being the one in control of their partnership, but I don't see that now. No, Kevin Harvick has no respect for Women and it really shows this week.
I mentioned he had seriously crossed a line with his tweets. Most of the "news agencies" reporting on this have cleaned up his remarks some. But, a few have quoted Harvick as saying Cope was a "c_nt." This is not good for NASCAR as it tries to open up to both Female and minority drivers. Danica will win races and who knows five years down the road maybe the Cope Sisters will too.
Any comments? Slow news week.
"Girls shouldn’t race in NASCAR"
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.
"The 24, every time you'd come to her, she didn't know whether she was going high or low," Harvick said. "It looked like she went up, so I committed to the bottom, and she came down."
"It's not one of those deals. It's somebody who shouldn't be on the race track and has no clue what they're doing in a race car. She wants to be Danica Patrick, but she can't hold her helmet."
The war of words set off by Harvick continued on Twitter as Harvick fans bashed the twins on their joint Twitter account. The most notable Tweet was “Sorry, #NASCAR, but the only pole @AmberAngelaCope will take is in a strip club”
Cope fired back actually demanding that Harvick apologize.
Sorry Mike Kenyon, let me rephrase;
"So, I'm say'n either one of the Twins can beat all you all ! "
Well ya, I would certainly hope so... that doesnt mean they arent a danger to themselves or other drivers.
Local late model racing isnt big league NASCAR racing.
@Vlad,I 'm sure your right.Late Models are easy.Easiest car to race,like driving to work.
By the way ,since no one pointed it out.Ernie Cope is Cry baby's crew chief.Wonder how that relationship will work out in the future ;-)
Derrick should teach havawreck a lesson you can't just say what you want......ask KB, but in this liberal world no one has to be responsible for anything they say or do. Just a I am sorry gets you off the hook.
I see a defamation of character with the word cu*t.......where is NA$CAR ?
You clearly dont get the point, but you're a mod here, so Ill leave it at that.
and you might be right I don't get it or your expressing /typing your point.Mod has nothing to do with it.
some people are tough on women when they compete in sports. I like to see women race car drivers drivers but they should have some common sense and some talent. D.P. had to learn the hard way not to do those ads.My personal belief is that because she is still thinking about continuing to race in Indy she isn`t keeping her eye on the ball. I had a feeling watching her race in person that she was capable of winning but hadn`t found that "on switch" they have to do some marketing like others have done but they need to do it tastefully. I haven`t figured out the Cope girls. Long I think is more focused. Only time will tell. NOT the fortune tellers