Creation Autosportif is excited to announce a partnership with NASCAR Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope to form ‘Creation-Cope Racing’ (CCR).
The venture will see the respected British Le Mans LMP organisation teaming up with the 30-year NASCAR veteran Cope, with the capability of entering cars in Sprint Cup, Nationwide, Camping World Trucks and K&N Pro Series, out of its race shop premises in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Creation's owner Mike Jankowski enthused "Creation has always looked at NASCAR with great interest and admiration. The opportunity to be involved with Derrike in this development platform was not to be missed. We look forward to being able to offer drivers the opportunity to participate in one of the most professional racing platforms in the World".
Derrike Cope added “I am pleased with the development of Creation-Cope Racing. In my opinion the time is right for a comprehensive development program that ensures a direct segway to NASCAR for European and Asian drivers. Our intent is to provide not just a testing platform, but one of total development and guidance throughout the process, which includes our own team’s ability to extend the services to the racetrack. What makes us stand out is our knowledge, our relationships, and a 30 year background in NASCAR. We race in the NASCAR Series every weekend...and with the right guidance new drivers can too!”
CCR’s Driver Development activity has already begun with Northern Irish ex-Indy Lights driver Ali Jackson completing a successful evaluation, with his plans firmly set on progression with CCR through the NASCAR ranks.