Kansas: Sterling Marlin race report

The Coors Light Dodge runs dry at Kansas Speedway KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 5, 2003) --- Sterling Marlin was racing for a top-10 position in Sunday's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway when his Coors Light Dodge ran out of gas and forced him to...

The Coors Light Dodge runs dry at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 5, 2003) --- Sterling Marlin was racing for a top-10 position in Sunday's Banquet 400 at Kansas Speedway when his Coors Light Dodge ran out of gas and forced him to pit under green with five laps to go.

Marlin started the race 29th and had worked his way through the field up to the 16th position in fifty laps despite his car being tight. The Coors Light crew made adjustments during pit stops and the car continued to run in the top-15 for the next 200 laps.

Marlin was running in the 11th position and making a strong run for the top-10 when with five laps remaining he reported that the car had run out of gas. Marlin coasted onto pit road for a gas-and-go and was able to finish in the 34th position.

"I am not sure why it happened," Marlin said. "Just bad luck for another week. We run well at Charlotte though and we are looking forward to next week's race."

Marlin dropped to 21st place in the Winston Cup championship points. Ganassi teammates Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears finished 8th and 24th respectively.

The Coors Light team races at Lowe's Motor Speedway next weekend. The race will be broadcast live on NBC television and PRN radio on Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 pm EST .

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