Chicagoland: Sterling Marlin preview

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

COORS LIGHT TEAM FACTS:

-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.

STERLING MARLIN QUOTES:

"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