Daytona II: Sterling Marlin preview

No. 40 TEAM FACTS: * Pretty in Purple: The No.40 Dodge will be sporting the Prilosec OTC purple and black paint scheme for this weekend's Pepsi 400. Be sure to stop by the Prilosec exhibit space on Saturday from 3:30 to 4 p.m., to get...

No. 40 TEAM FACTS:

* Pretty in Purple: The No.40 Dodge will be sporting the Prilosec OTC purple and black paint scheme for this weekend's Pepsi 400. Be sure to stop by the Prilosec exhibit space on Saturday from 3:30 to 4 p.m., to get Sterling Marlin's autograph.

* Playing in the Sand: A sand sculpture display that celebrates NASCAR's history on Daytona Beach through life size sand sculptures of Sterling Marlin, his #40 Prilosec OTC Dodge and other NEXTEL Cup drivers will be on display on Thursday from 11:30 to 3 p.m. Marlin will be making an appearance from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

* Did You Know?: Marlin has 12 top-five finishes, 21 top-10s and has led 589 laps in 46 Daytona races --the most among active drivers.

* Chassis: The Prilosec OTC team will race chassis #005 this weekend at Daytona. This is the same car that Marlin piloted to an eighth-place finish to kick off the season in Daytona in February.

* Happy Birthday to You: Marlin will be celebrating his birthday on Thursday, June 30th at Caribbean Jack's in Daytona.

* NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings: Marlin is currently 24th in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings after finishing 26th in Infineon. He is 331 points out of the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup.

STEVE BOYER, CREW CHIEF QUOTES:

"The 40 team is taking back the same car that finished eighth at the Daytona 500 (CGR005). The guys at the shop have worked very hard on the car for the last four months to improve it, and we are looking forward to putting it back on the track again. CGR005 has a rich history at Daytona, and we hope to add to its successes."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin