Marlin Atlanta II prerace report

Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates EVENT: NAPA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1.54-mile quad oval DATES: Qualifying: Friday, November 16, 3:05 p.m. (ET) Race: Sunday, November 18, 12:30 p.m. (ET) BROADCAST: Television: NBC...

Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates

EVENT: NAPA 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, 1.54-mile quad oval

DATES:
Qualifying: Friday, November 16, 3:05 p.m. (ET)
Race: Sunday, November 18, 12:30 p.m. (ET)

BROADCAST:
Television: NBC coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Radio: PRN coverage begins at 11:45 p.m. (ET)

FAST FACTS

Sterling Marlin, driver, No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T

* Atlanta: In 34 starts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Marlin has scored three top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes.

* The Coors Light team will race chassis #115 at Atlanta. It is the same car that saw victory lane in Michigan and Charlotte. Last weekend, Marlin raced #115 to a fifth place finish in Homestead.

* Championship: Marlin is currently fourth in overall NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship points. His highest championship finish ever is third (1995) when he won three races and scored nine top-5 finishes.

* Marlin is the only driver to remain in the top-10 in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points all season.

* Dominant Dodge: Marlin has lead the way for Dodge all season. He has two wins, 10 top-5s and 18 top-10s. Marlin gave Dodge their first 2001 win in the Pepsi 400 at Michigan Speedway and their third win in the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

QUOTES

Sterling Marlin, driver, No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T:

“ I like Atlanta a lot,” Marlin said. “ When they first built it I didn’t like it because it was a one groove track. But, the more we’ve run on it it’s really opened up. It’s kind of like Rockingham, you can run the bottom, high or in the middle– there are a lot of places to pass on it.”

-CGR-

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