Darlington: Sterling Marlin preview

Sterling Marlin Makes his 650th Career Start This Weekend at Darlington No. 40 TEAM FACTS: * Career Milestone: Sterling Marlin will make his 650th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup career start at Darlington Raceway this weekend. Marlin made his Cup...

Sterling Marlin Makes his 650th Career Start This Weekend at Darlington

No. 40 TEAM FACTS:

* Career Milestone: Sterling Marlin will make his 650th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup career start at Darlington Raceway this weekend. Marlin made his Cup debut in 1976 at Nashville Speedway, driving for his father Coo Coo Marlin.

* Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis #401 this weekend at Darlington. This is the same car that Marlin piloted to a fifth, 35th and 15th-place finish in Texas, Las Vegas and Fontana respectively.

* Last Spring at Darlington: After adjusting to the new walls at Darlington Raceway, Marlin drove his Coors Light Dodge to a 14th-place finish. Marlin battled the handling of the car most of the race but was able to pull out a top-15 finish when the checkered flag waved.

* The Best at Darlington: Marlin has competed in 42 races at Darlington Raceway. He has visited victory lane twice in the spring of 1995 and 200. Marlin has also piloted the Coors Light Dodge to 16 top-10 finishes.

* NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings: Marlin slipped to 17th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings after finishing 34th last weekend at Talladega. Marlin is only 38 points behind teammate Jamie McMurray who is sitting in the 10th position.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Jamie McMurray