Homestead: MB2's Frye, Marlin press conference

MB2 MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCED A NEW RACING RELATIONSHIP WITH STERLING MARLIN AS DRIVER OF THE NO. 14 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SPONSORED BY WASTE MANAGEMENT. DOUG RANDOLPH WILL BE THE CREW CHIEF. PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: JAY FRYE, MB2'S CHIEF ...

MB2 MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCED A NEW RACING RELATIONSHIP WITH STERLING MARLIN AS DRIVER OF THE NO. 14 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO SPONSORED BY WASTE MANAGEMENT. DOUG RANDOLPH WILL BE THE CREW CHIEF.

PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS:

JAY FRYE, MB2'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND GENERAL MANAGER:

WHAT'S THIS ABOUT YOUR FAMILY BEING IN THE GARBAGE BUSINESS?

"Yeah, I actually took a garbage truck to my senior prom. I think I'm the only person in NASCAR who could probably say that. I think that's a pretty safe bet."

YOU DROVE A GARBAGE TRUCK TO YOUR SENIOR PROM?

"Yeah, I actually took a garbage truck to the senior prom. My family was in the garbage industry from the time I was very young. I learned how to drive in a garbage truck and this is a very, very proud day for the Frye family to have Waste Management as a partner."

STERLING MARLIN, NO. 14 WASTE MANAGEMENT CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO:

"I've kept my eye on this team for a while and they really run good. They really run good on speedways. It's good to get back to Chevrolet. I'll probably run for another two more years, but the Waste Management coming on board is a big sponsor for us with first class people. I'm looking forward to having a good time with them."

WHAT DO YOU HAVE LEFT IN YOU, STERLING MARLIN?

"Oh, we've still got some wins. I've been to the shop two or three times. They build their own cars and chassis. They've got Hendrick motors. I'm real excited about that. They are kind of a laid-back bunch. They kind of remind me of the guys at Junior Johnson's and get the job done. So I'm looking forward to that."

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WASTE MANAGEMENT PUTTING A STICKER OF YOUR FATHER, COO COO, ON THE CAR ALL YEAR LONG?

"Yeah, they sort of sprung that on me. I didn't know nothing about it. When it looked like all this was going to come down, I called Mike Helton and asked about getting the No. 14 two or three months ago.

"It's one of my favorite numbers. It was my football number, my race car number, my dad's number. So, it was available and it worked out good. But they surprised me."

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN PUT THE WHOLE PACKAGE TOGETHER?

"Yeah, they've won races and we can do it again. You notice things. We've got really good pit stops. When you pit and where they pit, they'll beat you out of the pits. Those things help."

WHAT KIND OF PROGRAM DO THEY HAVE THERE?

"They just moved into a new facility. They've really laid out the race shop good and there is a lot of room. I think it's a quarter mile from the front door to the back door and I'm really impressed with what I see there."

WHAT DO YOU THINK WE'LL SEE IN THE RACE ON SUNDAY?

"I don't know. I hope it doesn't rain. But the same guys will probably be up there battling back & forth. It's a great race track and it should be a good show."

ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE CHAMPIONSHIP?

"Not a whole lot. We ain't in it. But it looks like Stewart is going to be pretty hard to beat. If he doesn't have any trouble, he's got it."

-gm racing-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Junior Johnson , Mike Helton