Bristol II: Marlin qualifying press conference

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge) -- Qualified third "Bristol is one of my favorite short tracks, and it's my home state. I always try to do real good here. We changed some stuff on the car right before qualifying. We made race runs...

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge) -- Qualified third

"Bristol is one of my favorite short tracks, and it's my home state. I always try to do real good here. We changed some stuff on the car right before qualifying. We made race runs most of the day. I was pretty decent in practice with the one banzai run we made. We took half of what the 42 was running and half of what the 41 was running and threw it on my car and it worked out for us.

"Our car had good grip. We just ran one lap. That's all we wanted. Two cars in front of us ended up in the fence, but everybody looked a little loose. Some cars looked good, but it was normal qualifying here at Bristol.

"We finished fourth here in the spring and had a good racecar. It's one of my favorite tracks. Hopefully we can get one of them big ol' Bristol trophies. Like I said, it's my home state and it's really important to do well here.

"We ran race runs all day. We changed a few things before qualifying and it all worked out. It was a good run. We took half what the 42 had and half what the 41 had and threw it at it and things worked out pretty good. It's always good to start up toward the front here at Bristol. Maybe we can finish a little better than we start and end up parking the Coors Light Dodge in victory lane."

-dodge-

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