Pocono: Sterling Marlin race report

ENGINE PROBLEM FORCES MARLIN TO RETIRE EARLY LONG POND, Pa. (June 11, 2006)-- Just 18 laps into Sunday's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event, the engine on Sterling Marlin's No. 14 Waste Management Chevrolet expired, resulting in a disappointing 42nd-place...

ENGINE PROBLEM FORCES MARLIN TO RETIRE EARLY

LONG POND, Pa. (June 11, 2006)-- Just 18 laps into Sunday's NASCAR NEXTEL Cup event, the engine on Sterling Marlin's No. 14 Waste Management Chevrolet expired, resulting in a disappointing 42nd-place finish.

"We had a pretty good racecar," said Marlin. "The Waste Management Chevy started missing a little as we crossed the start-finish line and then dropped a couple of cylinders going into Turn 1. By the time I came off the corner, the engine had quit."

Marlin started the 200-lap, 500-mile Pocono race from the 16th position and felt the car had potential for a strong finish.

"The car was a little tight, but we had room to adjust on it," explained Marlin. "We fell back a little when the race started, but we were getting better and we had just passed a couple of cars. I really thought we had a chance for a solid run."

"I hate it for the team and all the folks at Waste Management, but these things happen," he added. "We'll just have to get them next week."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin