Derrike Cope is a professional NASCAR racing driver. Cope was born on November 3, 1958, in Spanaway, Washington. Cope has raced in 15 truck series races over a 7 year truck racing career, with 0 wins, 1 top tens, and 0 poles. Cope’s best truck race position was 51st (2007 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series). This page examines Derrike Cope’s net worth.
Derrike Cope raced in a total of 425 NASCAR cup races for No. 99 (StarCom Racing), over a 27 year cup career, with 2 wins, 32 top tens, and 1 poles. Cope’s best cup position was 15th (1995 NASCAR Winston Cup Series). Cope began NASCAR cup racing with the 1982 NASCAR Winston Cup Series 1982 Winston Western 500 (Riverside International Raceway). Cope’s last cup race was the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2018 AAA 400 Drive for Autism (Dover International Speedway), and last cup win was the 1990 NASCAR Winston Cup Series AAA 400 (Dover International Speedway).
With respect to Busch series races, Cope competed in 280 over a 22 year period, with 1 wins, 8 top tens, and 1 poles. Cope’s best Busch series position was 20th (2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series). Cope began Busch series racing with the 1990 NASCAR Busch Series Budweiser 300 (New Hampshire International Speedway). Cope’s last Busch race was the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas Speedway).
Cope began truck series racing with the 1995 NASCAR SuperTruck Series Fas Mart SuperTruck Shootout (Richmond International Raceway). Cope’s last truck race was the 2008 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Power Stroke Diesel 200 (Indianapolis Raceway Park). Cope is best known for these top achievements: 1990 Daytona 500 Winner.
Cope has won several awards, including the 1984 Winston West Series Rookie of the Year.
Auto racing in practice has two pay structures. There are top drivers, who earn millions of dollars anually through sponsorships, prizes money and bonuses. Separately, the rest of NASCAR drivers receive quite a bit less. Younger, less experienced drivers can earn as little as $50,000. More successful drivers, in contrast, can make between $200,000 and $500,000, including a base salary plus either a cut of their prize money or a performance bonus.
Derrike Cope’s net worth in 2018 was estimated to be around $2 Million. As of now, Derrike Cope’s net worth in 2021 is approximately $3 Million – $4 Million.
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