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Amber and Angela Cope have done little to live up to the hype that's surround them.
Without trying to sound sexist, there's no question that Amber and Angela Cope are attractive. But while they both may look great in bikinis, their driving ability leaves a lot to be desired.
The nieces of former Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope have been trying to carve careers in NASCAR. As folks like to say in the South, "Good on 'em."
Unfortunately, talent wins races, not mascara or makeup. And that's why it's not surprising why the twins—or the "blond bombshells" as they like to refer to themselves on their website (AmberAngelaCope.com)—have had little success on the racetrack, let alone in their sponsorship hunt.
Even worse, if you look at the front page of the twins' website, you'll see five photos at the top— one of both in bikinis, one of them gussying up with their makeup, another one in a cheesecake pose and just two of them in racing fire-suits. Then, if you scroll to the bottom of the page, there's a video that one could make an argument looks more like soft-core porn than hard-core racing.
Sorry, but if you want to be taken seriously as race-car drivers, tout your talent behind the wheel instead of flaunting your bodies in front of the camera.
Some of you may wonder what makes the Cope sisters different from Patrick. The answer is plain and simple: talent (sorry, Danica critics, she does have talent to go along with the body flaunting she's done in a number of GoDaddy.com commercials over the last six years).
While the Copes are trying to do their best to emulate Patrick as racers, let alone get a regular ride to further improve their talent and get more track time, their pursuit to date hasn't gotten much out of first gear.
Still, whenever it's announced that one or both of the Copes will be racing in an event, particularly like in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, the hype and curiosity factor eclipse their on-track performance, something that will likely continue to happen for quite some time to come.