Fontana: Sterling Marlin race report

MARLIN FINISHES 32ND IN CALIFORNIA FONTANA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2006) -- Sterling Marlin could not overcome a tight-handling racecar as the CENTRIX Auto Finance driver posted a 32nd-place finish in Sunday's Auto Club 500 at California...

MARLIN FINISHES 32ND IN CALIFORNIA

FONTANA, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2006) -- Sterling Marlin could not overcome a tight-handling racecar as the CENTRIX Auto Finance driver posted a 32nd-place finish in Sunday's Auto Club 500 at California Speedway.

"We just battled a tight car all day," said Marlin, who started the event 17th. "The CENTRIX Auto Finance Chevrolet didn't handle well in traffic so it was hard to get through the field. There wasn't any grip in the front or the rear, so the nose of the car skated and the back end slid. The motor ran great, we just need to work on our balance on the car."

While the CENTRIX Auto Finance team, led by crew chief Doug Randolph, made one adjustment after another, nothing seemed to correct the handling problem.J

"We just couldn't find the right combination," explained Marlin. "The team really worked hard at it, but it was one of those days when nothing seemed to click."

The next stop for the MB2 Motorsports team will be at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,Sunday, March 12.

-mb2m

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin