Dover: Sterling Marlin race report

Disappointing day at Dover for Coors Light team DOVER, Del. (June 1, 2003) --- Sterling Marlin and the Coors Light team could not be more disappointed with their 35th place finish in the MBNA 400 at Dover International Speedway on ...

Disappointing day at Dover for Coors Light team

DOVER, Del. (June 1, 2003) --- Sterling Marlin and the Coors Light team could not be more disappointed with their 35th place finish in the MBNA 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.

Marlin, who qualified in sixth position, was racing with Jeff Gordon for third place on lap 113 when Gordon got into the No. 40 Dodge and pushed Marlin into the wall. Marlin's chances of a win were over as he brought the Coors Light Dodge to the garage for major repairs.

"We were racing hard and caught the 01 car and got held up by him as usual," Marlin said in the garage. "We got clear, and the 24 got up under us and turned us around again. That's twice in the last three races. I don't know what's wrong with the 24, but we need to find out."

Marlin finished in 35th place and dropped two spots to 11th in championship points. Ganassi teammates Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears finished 13th and 40th respectively.

The Coors Light team will head to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 500 on June 8, 2003. The race will be broadcast live on FOX television and MRN radio at 1:00 p.m. ET.

-cgr-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Sterling Marlin , Casey Mears , Jamie McMurray