The Twitter feud between Amber Cope and Kevin Harvick has taken a new turn. Although Harvick has stopped responding, his fans continue to make comments, and the sisters have reacted with a new tactic. Kevin Harvick blamed Amber Cope for his loss at the F.W. Webb 200 race. Now, Amber and Angela Cope have started a fundraising campaign to prove they belong in NASCAR and are still promoting it on July 23.
The Original Feud
After a disappointing loss at the F.W. Webb 200 race, Kevin Harvick blamed Amber Cope on Twitter. He posted, "Nice run today despite a lap car that shouldn't have been there." Harvick pointed out that Amber Cope was responsible for him losing the lead and finishing in second place. He has also mentioned that she does not belong in NASCAR and "shouldn't be on the race track."
Amber and Angela Cope share a Twitter account and are both NASCAR drivers. The twin sisters responded to Kevin Harvick's comments and posted that they would be waiting for an apology. Harvick has stopped responding to the Cope account, but his fans have continued making posts and blaming Amber. Many of the derogatory comments mention that the Cope twins should leave NASCAR.
The Cope Sisters Respond
Amber and Angela Cope have fought back by responding to fans and attempting to explain the circumstances of the F.W. Webb 200 race. They have posted that they found Kevin Harvick's comments "offensive" and still believe that "he should say sorry." It seems that they are also taking the fan reactions personally.
The Cope twins have found a new tactic to deal with this controversy. They have started a fundraising campaign to help Angela Cope compete in a race in Oct. Angela has explained that she plans to use the money to get a "better motor, more tires, practice time" and "even the playing field." She believes her talent would shine with better equipment. On July 23, she has raised $1,760 and is far from her goal of $100,000. Angela Cope has promised to do a survey after the race to let fans choose if she should stay in NASCAR. She has also indicated that there will be complete transparency in how the money will be used to fund her.
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Growing up in Indiana, Lana developed a love for motorsports at an early age. She follows NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One. Follow @Lana_Bandoim on Twitter.