Chip Ganassi, Richard Petty comments on Coo Coo Marlin

NOTE: Chip Ganassi and Richard Petty comment on Coo Coo Marlin, father of Ganassi Dodge Charger driver Sterling Marlin. Coo Coo Marlin died early Sunday morning in Columbia, Tenn., from lung cancer. CHIP GANASSI (Car owner Chip Ganassi Racing...

NOTE: Chip Ganassi and Richard Petty comment on Coo Coo Marlin, father of Ganassi Dodge Charger driver Sterling Marlin. Coo Coo Marlin died early Sunday morning in Columbia, Tenn., from lung cancer.

CHIP GANASSI (Car owner Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Dodge Chargers)

"Obviously our thoughts are with his family now and with Sterling. Coo Coo was a husband, a father and a mentor in many ways. I saw a lot of Sterling in Coo Coo. He was certainly a vanishing breed, but certainly not a breed you'll ever forget about."

RICHARD PETTY (Car owner Petty Enterprises Dodge Chargers)

"Coo Coo enjoyed life, and he enjoyed people. We ran with him a whole lot, but I don't remember much about him as a driver. I don't remember him ever causing any trouble, running over anybody or beating on anybody's head as far as Cup racing. I don't know what he did when he was at Nashville. I guess they'll remember him as a happy-go-lucky guy. That was my perspective of him."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Richard Petty , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing