Marlin Talladega II prerace report

Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates Pre-Race Report: Talladega Event: Ea Sports 500 Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66-Mile Oval Talladega, Alabama Dates: Qualifying: Friday, October 19, 3:05 P.M. (Et) Race: Sunday, October 21,...

Sterling Marlin
Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates

Pre-Race Report: Talladega

Event: Ea Sports 500
Talladega Superspeedway, 2.66-Mile Oval
Talladega, Alabama

Dates:
Qualifying: Friday, October 19, 3:05 P.M. (Et)
Race: Sunday, October 21, 12:00 P.M. (Et)

Broadcast:
Television: NBC Coverage Begins At 12:00 P.M. (Et)
Radio: Mrn Coverage Begins At 12:00 P.M. (Et)

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

* Talladega: In 37 career starts at Talladega Superspeedway, Marlin has scored nine top-5 and 14 top-10 finishes. He has two wins and three Bud Poles at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

* Marlin scored back-to-back wins at Talladega (July 1995 and April 1996).

* All three 2001 restrictor-plate Bud Poles have been won by a Dodge driver: Bill Elliott (Daytona 500), Stacy Compton (Talladega 500) and Sterling Marlin (Pepsi 400).

* In 55 restrictor-plate events, Marlin has seven Bud Poles, five wins, 18 top-5s and 28 top-10s.

* Championship: Marlin is currently third 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 nine top-fives and 17 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. <pre> Marlin Career Stats at Talladega Superspeedway

DATE START FINISH

4/22/01   2     23
10/15/00  32    41
4/16/00   7     8
10/17/99  6     22
4/25/99   14    25
10/11/98  0     4
4/26/98   14    9
10/12/97  30    38
5/10/97   16    39
7/28/96   16    29
4/28/96   4     1
7/23/95   1     1
4/30/95   7     39
7/24/94   8     5
5/01/94   10    8
7/25/93   22    27
5/02/93   14    24
7/26/92   1     2
5/03/92   3     4
7/28/91   1     5
5/06/91   19    4
7/29/90   14    3
5/06/90   15    26
7/30/89   13    28
5/07/89   16    14
7/31/88   2     6
5/01/88   8     6
7/26/87   10    14
5/03/87   7     14
7/27/86   5     4
5/04/86   5     39
7/28/85   10    12
5/05/85   10    25
7/29/84   20    32
5/06/84   28    12
7/31/83   22    21
5/01/83   22    41

-CGR-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Bill Elliott , Sterling Marlin , Stacy Compton , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing