Dodge Motorsports Homestead chassis, driver notes

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T) Marlin will drive chassis No. 115 at Homestead. In five starts this season, chassis No. 115 has two victories (Michigan and Charlotte), a runner-up finish in the Brickyard 400, a ...

STERLING MARLIN (No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T) Marlin will drive chassis No. 115 at Homestead. In five starts this season, chassis No. 115 has two victories (Michigan and Charlotte), a runner-up finish in the Brickyard 400, a third-place at Michigan and a fifth at Kansas. Marlin finished 11th last week at Rockingham and ranks fifth in the NASCAR Winston Cup Standings (NWCS). Marlin is the only driver who has remained in the top 10 in points all season. He is one of just six drivers to score 17 or more top-10 finishes in the first 33 races of the season. He has finished 17th or worse in his two races at Homestead. Marlin finished 26th in this race one year ago. The 44-year-old driver from Columbia, Tenn., will make career start No. 537 on Sunday.

BILL ELLIOTT (No. 9 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T) Elliott will race a chassis that qualified third and finished 40th at Kansas. Elliott finished 40th last week at Rockingham and 22nd last year at Homestead. He ranks 16th in the NWCS, and the 45-year-old 1988 NASCAR Winston Cup champion from Dawsonville, Ga., will make career start No. 657 on Sunday.

WARD BURTON (No. 22 Caterpillar Dodge Intrepid R/T) Burton will race a brand new Bill Davis Racing chassis at Homestead. Burton finished sixth last week at Rockingham and 39th last year at Homestead. Burton moved to 14th in the NWCS after scoring his third top-10 finish in the past five races last week. The 40-year-old driver from South Boston, Va., will make career start No. 248 on Sunday.

DAVE BLANEY (No. 93 Amoco Ultimate Dodge Intrepid R/T) Blaney will race a chassis that last competed at Pocono in July. It qualified 15th and finished 22nd. Blaney finished 14th last week at Rockingham and ninth as a rookie last year at Homestead. He ranks 23rd in the NWCS, and the 37-year-old driver from Hartford, Ohio, will make career start No. 73 on Sunday.

JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 43 Cheerios Dodge Intrepid R/T) Andretti will race a brand new Laughlin chassis at Homestead. Andretti finished 29th last week at Rockingham and 37th last week at Homestead. Andretti ranks 30th in the NWCS, and the 38-year-old driver from Indianapolis, Ind., will make career start No. 260 on Sunday.

CASEY ATWOOD (No. 19 Dodge Dealers Dodge Intrepid R/T) Atwood will drive an Evernham Motorsports Dodge Intrepid R/T chassis that competed in both Pocono races this season with finishes of 38th and 15th. Atwood qualified third and finished 20th last week at Rockingham. The 21-year-old Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender from Nashville, Tenn., ranks third in the rookie standings and 29th in the NWCS. He finished 10th last year at Homestead.

STACY COMPTON (No. 92 Kodiak Dodge Intrepid R/T) Compton will race the same chassis that competed at Kansas and Indianapolis earlier this season with finishes of 34th and 33rd. Compton finished 38th last year at Homestead and 36th last week at Rockingham. He ranks 34th in the NWCS. The 34-year-old driver from Grit, Va., will make career start No. 64 on Sunday.

JASON LEFFLER (No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T) Leffler's Rockingham chassis last competed at Phoenix and finished 41st, exiting on lap 252 of 312 with overheating problems. He finished 30th last week at Rockingham. The 26-year-old Raybestos Rookie of the Year contender from Long Beach, Calif., ranks fifth in the rookie standings and 37th in the NWCS.

BUCKSHOT JONES (No. 44 Georgia Pacific Dodge Intrepid R/T) Jones will drive the same chassis that competed at Phoenix and finished 16th. Jones finished 38th last week at Rockingham. He ranks 40th in the NWCS, and the 31-year-old driver from Tucker, Ga., will make his 45th career Cup start on Sunday.

KYLE PETTY (No. 45 Sprint Dodge Intrepid R/T) Petty will drive the Petty Enterprises chassis that finished 43rd at Phoenix. Petty finished 43rd last week at Rockingham and ranks 43rd in the NWCS. The 41-year-old driver from Randleman, N.C., will make career start No. 607 on Sunday.

-Dodge Motorsports-

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