Charlotte II: Sterling Marlin race report

Top-15 Finish for Coors Light Dodge at Lowe's Motor Speedway CONCORD, N.C. (October 11, 2003) --- Sterling Marlin fought his way from the 33rd position to finish 15th in the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Marlin started the...

Top-15 Finish for Coors Light Dodge at Lowe's Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (October 11, 2003) --- Sterling Marlin fought his way from the 33rd position to finish 15th in the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Marlin started the race 33rd and worked his way into the top-20 by lap 81 despite the car being loose. The Coors Light crew made adjustments during pit stops and the car continued to run in the top-20 for the next 92 laps. Marlin restarted 15th on lap 173 and was able to run in the top-15 for the rest of the night, at one point running as high as ninth, and eventually finishing in the 15th position.

"The car was loose tonight," Marlin said. "The Coors Light crew worked really hard tonight making adjustments when they needed to be made. We didn't qualify as well as we would have liked but we worked our way through the field and we're happy with our top-15 finish."

Marlin maintained his 19th position in the Winston Cup championship points. Ganassi teammates Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears finished 7th and 42nd respectively.

The Coors Light team races at Martinsville Speedway next weekend. The race will be broadcast live on NBC television and MRN radio on Sunday, October 19th at 12:30 pm EST.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Casey Mears , Jamie McMurray