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Sterling Marlin Coors Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates ...

Sterling Marlin
Coors Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates
#40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T

<pre> Event: Napa Auto Parts 500 (Race #10 Of 36) California Speedway, 2-Mile Banked Paved Tri-Oval

Dates: Qualifying: April 26, 2002 Race: April 28, 2002

Broadcast: Television: Fox Pre-Race Show Begins At 2:30 P.M. Edt Radio: Mrn Race Coverage Begins At 2:30 P.M. Edt Race Begins At 3 P.M. Edt </pre> Coors Original Team Facts

Fontana: In five career starts at California Speedway, Marlin has scored only one top-10 finish. He has no wins and no poles at the track. Marlin's best start is 14th (5/3/98) and his best finish is ninth (4/29/01) at Fontana.

Coors Original paint scheme: The No. 40 Coors Original Dodge paint scheme will kick off at Fontana this weekend and will also been seen at Dover, Michigan, Sonoma, Daytona, Pocono, Talladega, Martinsville, Atlanta and Phoenix. Coors Brewing Company has been a committed sponsor of NASCAR Winston Cup racing for nearly two decades and is looking forward the high profile exposure that the Coors Original paint scheme will provide with the 21+ male NASCAR enthusiast market. Coors Original, Coors Brewing Company's flagship beer, is currently aligned with several other partnerships including Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and musicians Kid Rock and Toby Keith.

Car: The Coors Original team will take car #205 to Fontana. It is a brand new racecar that has never competed. The Coors Original team tested it in Fontana on March 27th and 28th.

Championship: Marlin remains first in championship points for the eighth straight race (Rockingham to Talladega). He is the only driver to rank in the top-10 in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points since the 2001 Daytona 500.

Consistent: Marlin has finished in the top-10 in all but two of the races this season including non-points races. His two finishes outside of the top-10 were 19th at Bristol and 12th at Martinsville. Marlin has qualified outside of the top-10 for all but one races this season including non-points races. He started sixth at Rockingham.


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing