Pocono: Sterling Marlin preview

Marlin Looking For a Spark in Pocono LONG POND, Pa. (June 7, 2006)-- Sterling Marlin says his MB2 Motorsports team is in need of a spark. "We've had some rough times this year and just need a little something to ignite us," said Marlin. "We've...

Marlin Looking For a Spark in Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. (June 7, 2006)-- Sterling Marlin says his MB2 Motorsports team is in need of a spark.

"We've had some rough times this year and just need a little something to ignite us," said Marlin. "We've had some good runs, but just haven't had things click our way. I really think if we can get a couple of good finishes under our belt we can turn the corner and get on a roll."

Marlin is hoping to start that roll Sunday in the Pocono 500 Nextel Cup race.

In his 41 career starts at Pocono Raceway Marlin has earned 16 top-10 and six top-five finishes. He has also earned two pole positions.

"I usually run pretty well at Pocono and always feel pretty confident heading to that speedway," said Marlin, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet.b^0x001cI know MB2has had some good runs there the last few races also. So that contributes to the confidence we feel entering this weekend's event. I really think if we can be consistent and stay out of trouble we can bring home a strong finish."

Crew chief Doug Randolph knows that the key to success at Pocono is not only a good race car, but also a little bit of luck.

"I've seen a top-five finish disappear at Pocono because of a faulty battery or a transmission failure so everything has to be perfect to win this race," said Randolph. "But if you have a stout race car and a little bit of luck, a top-five or better finish is very attainable."

Sunday's event will be broadcast live on FOX, beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin