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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

EVENT:
UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 1.5-mile oval

DATES:
Qualifying: March 1, 2002
Race: March 3, 2002

BROADCAST:
Television: FOX race coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. ET
Radio: MRN race coverage begins at 2:45 p.m. ET

FAST FACTS

* Marlin has finished in the top-10 in every race this season (points and non-points events).

* Only two drivers have two top-10 finishes in 2002 (points races): Marlin and Jeff Gordon.

* The Coors Light team will take a brand new car to Las Vegas– car #203. This car was built over the winter and is the sister car to #115, which won in Michigan and Charlotte last season. Car #203 participated in the Texas test on January 29-30. It’s been dubbed the“ West Coast car” because it’s never raced on the East Coast.

* Crew spotlight: Mike Motil aka“ Mad Mike”: Mike works as the tire specialist and catch can for the 40 entry. His hometown is Hazelton, PA. He has been with Sabco/Chip Ganassi Racing for 5 years and has worked in NASCAR for 21 years. His first job in racing was with Marcis Auto Racing working on the No. 71 Winston Cup car from 1993 to 1996. Mike’s hobbies include boating, dirt track racing and body boarding.

-cgr-

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