SOURCE: Stratus Racing Group, Inc.

Stratus Racing Group, Inc.

December 15, 2009 10:39 ET

New NASCAR Alliance on Pace for 2010

NASCAR Driver and Co-Owner Derrike Cope Along With Co-Owner Dale Clemons Announce the Formation of a New Entity, Stratus Racing Group, Inc.

MOORESVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Racing veteran Derrike Cope and co-owner Dale Clemons announce the launch of the new motorsports company Stratus Racing Group, Inc. The full service company with racing facilities in Mooresville, NC is equipped for participation in the ARCA, NASCAR Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup series. With major sponsorship already secured, the company will campaign a full schedule in 2010 with the Nationwide and Camping World Truck series. The company will aggressively support a driver development program through activity in ARCA and will partner with Gary Keller of CKR for select Sprint Cup races in 2010, while setting its sights on more Cup efforts in 2011.

Co-Owner and primary driver Derrike Cope will be behind the wheel of the Nationwide car and Camping World truck while drivers Amber and Angela Cope are slated for ARCA races and limited truck series races. Racing veterans Rick Markle and father Del Markle will oversee team, engineering and pit crew responsibilities; plans to incorporate staff from Derrike Cope Inc. are currently underway. The company will debut its ARCA team's twin female drivers, Angela and Amber Cope, at the Daytona ARCA test session this coming weekend. "Both drivers have experienced success in ARCA racing and are very excited to be moving forward to the NASCAR Truck Series with us in 2010," stated Derrike Cope.

"We are excited and pleased to be able to offer our current and potential sponsors a diverse platform of opportunities both on and off of the track in all of the top series creating enormous value. Additionally, utilizing our full service marketing efforts we are able to formulate a dynamic experience for companies in motorsports," stated Clemons.

Derrike Cope ( will direct and oversee racing operations while Dale Clemons ( will manage company administration and marketing. "We are very pleased to have secured the sponsorship required to provide Derrike with the necessary elements to return to full time competitive racing; we will provide sponsorship announcements in the coming weeks," stated Clemons.

Contact Information

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    Dale Clemons
    Stratus Racing Group
    Office: 704.235.1891 x101
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