Cory Roper started racing when he was just 14 years old. He grew up watching his dad, Kenny Roper, compete and when Cory got his first racecar, there was no turning back.
He began racing on a local and then regional level at short tracks in Texas and Oklahoma, where he racked up wins and scored numerous track championships.
Now Cory is ready to compete in the NASCAR Truck Series. In his first two starts, he scored back-to-back top-20 finishes, including a 13th-place result in his first-ever NASCAR Truck Series start at Martinsville Speedway. Cory ended the 2018 season with another top-20 effort at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
In 2010, Cory founded Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc., a national industrial engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance (EPFCM) company, headquartered in Baytown, Texas.
The company executes turnkey construction projects from scope development, safety management, project controls, project management, procurement, staffing, fabrication and construction.
Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc. serves a vast range of industries, including the power, chemical processing, petroleum refining, food and beverage and biotechnical facilities.
THE FAMILY MAN
In addition to being a racecar driver and a business owner, Cory is a family man.
The Vernon, Texas, native currently resides in Mont Belvieu, Texas, with his wife, Cherie, and daughters Megan and Britney.
Also, Cory is close with his siblings Chad, Stacy, Craig and Chris. All of Cory’s brothers and his brother-in-law, Chad Anderson, are crew members on the Roper Racing team.