Loudon II: Sterling Marlin preview

No. 40 TEAM FACTS: * Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis ...


* Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis #309 this weekend for the second race at New Hampshire. This is the second time that the car will be raced in 2005. Sterling Marlin ran this car at Martinsville where he finished sixth.

* New Hampshire International Speedway: Marlin has competed in 21 races at New Hampshire International Speedway. He has accumulated one top-five and four top-10 finishes. His highest qualifying effort is second at his inaugural race in 1993, and his highest finish was a runner-up finish in 2001.

* Earlier this Season at New Hampshire: Track position was everything at the "Magic Mile" in the spring, and Marlin lost valuable spots when a cut tire forced him to pit under green-flag conditions on lap 173. The Coors Light Dodge continued to fight, but when the checkered flag dropped at the end of the 300-lap race, Marlin was 34th, two laps down to the leader.

* NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings: Marlin dropped two spots to move into the 29th spot in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings after a 41st-place finish this past weekend in Richmond. The No. 40 Dodge, however, is 25th in owner points.


"This track has been a tough one for me. I have some good finishes, but I also have some not so good ones. The Coors Light team has been working really hard these past few weeks to get strong solid finishes. Our pit stops have improved and the cars are running well, we just get caught up in other people's mistakes or have bad luck. We are definitely focused these last 10 races to get top-five and top-10 finishes, and hopefully we can get one this weekend in New Hampshire."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin