Martinsville: Sterling Marlin preview

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:
Virginia 500
Martinsville Speedway, .526-mile oval

DATES:
Qualifying: April 12, 2002
Race: April 14, 2002

BROADCAST:
Television: FX race coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. EDT
Radio: MRN race coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. EDT

Race begins at 1 p.m. EDT

COORS LIGHT TEAM FACTS

* Martinsville: In 32 career starts at Martinsville Speedway, Marlin has scored three top-5 and 10 top-10 finishes. He has no wins and no poles at the track. His best start is second position (4/24/94); his best finish is second place (4/24/88 and 4/26/92). Marlin has finished in the top-10 in his last three races at Martinsville.

* Car: The Coors Light team will take car #105 to Martinsville. Car #105 was Sterling's favorite during the first half of 2001. Marlin's second place finish at New Hampshire at the end of the 2001 season was the last time #105 raced.

* Championship: Marlin remains first in championship points for the sixth straight race (Rockingham to Texas). He is the only driver to rank in the top-10 in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points since the 2001 Daytona 500.

* Consistent: Marlin is the only driver to capture six top-10 finishes in the first seven races in 2002. Marlin has finished in the top-10 in all but one of the races this season including non-points races. His lowest finish was 19th at Bristol.

-cgr-

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