Darlington: Sterling Marlin race report

MARLIN FINISHES 28TH IN DARLINGTON DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 13, 2006) -- No matter what adjustments were made to the Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet during Saturday night's Nextel Cup race nothing clicked and the end result for Sterling Marlin was...

MARLIN FINISHES 28TH IN DARLINGTON

DARLINGTON, S.C. (May 13, 2006) -- No matter what adjustments were made to the Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevrolet during Saturday night's Nextel Cup race nothing clicked and the end result for Sterling Marlin was a 28th-place finish.

"This wasn't a great day for us," said Marlin. "We struggled from the beginning and could never really get going. We started behind the eight ball and never got around it."

Marlin is referring to the fact that, despite a 27th-place qualifying effort, the No. 14 MB2 Motorsports team was forced to start the event at the rear of the field after the Ginn Clubs & Resorts Chevy had an engine expire during the first lap of Friday's final practice session.

"This is one of those weekends you want to forget," offered Marlin. "We didn't get much practice time Friday and then we struggled tonight. It's time to start thinking ahead to next week."

The next event for the No. 14 team will be the Nextel All-Star Open Saturday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte. The next points race will also be contested at Lowe's -- the Coca-Cola 600, May 28th.

-mb2m-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin