Martinsville: Sterling Marlin preview

COORS LIGHT TEAM FACTS: * Chassis: The Coors Light team will take chassis ...


*       Chassis:  The Coors Light team will take chassis #309 to
Martinsville.  This is a brand new race car.

* In 33 career starts at Martinsville (dating back to 1983), Marlin has three top-5 finishes, ten top-10 finishes, no poles and no wins. Marlin has finished in the top-15 in his last four races at Martinsville.

*       Mike Bliss ran the Martinsville October '02 race in the Coors Light
Dodge.  Marlin was out of the car due to a neck injury.


"I haven't seen it yet (replay of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s controversial pass at Talladega), so I don't know. I'll probably see it sometime. I don't know when. I guess when I see it, I'll see it. If I don't, I don't. There's nothing I can do about it. It's water under the bridge. When they make a call, they stick with it, so there's nothing you can do about it. I've been around this business long enough, you just go ahead, go to the next race and don't worry about it."

Team Trainer

What precautions are you taking for carbon monoxide at Martinsville?

"We are using our standard filters. We are going to change them a bit more regularly than we did before. Normally, we change them every one or two days. At Martinsville, we're going to change them at the beginning of every practice and prior to the race. And we're going to double up on the filter for the race. We're also going to have all three of our drivers tested before and after practice to get a carbon monoxide level. To see what is normal and see what they intake or don't intake. We will be able to calculate where they are before and after and then we can make changes based on that reading."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Sterling Marlin , Mike Bliss