Chicagoland: Sterling Marlin preview

COORS LIGHT TEAM FACTS: -Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis ...


-Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis #115 at Chicago this weekend. This car has had two top-10 finishes this season - Fontana and Charlotte.

-Brickyard 400 Testing: Sterling Marlin and his Coors Light crew tested at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 8th and 9th for preparation for the Brickyard 400.

-Where are the Top-5s?: Marlin has not scored a top-5 as of yet this season. With four 6th place finishes, he is the only driver in the top-20 in championship points without a top-5 finish.

-NASCAR's Top-10: Marlin currently sits in 10th position in NASCAR's Top-10 standings. He has been in the Top-10 for four weeks in a row.

-Qualifying Hex: Marlin has qualified in the top-10 only five times this year but seems to have bad finishes when he qualifies well. In those five races he finished 17th, 40th, 39th, 35th, and 19th.


"Our team is ready for the 20-week stretch. These boys have been working real hard all year and we're not giving up now. I think we'll be more prepared for the second half of the season. It always takes a little time to bring a new team in (third car at Ganassi). They've got the system down now good so we should be advancing more on our race cars and hopefully get us a top-5 finish here soon. Chicago would be a good place to do that. We've run good there in the past."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin