Richmond II: Sterling Marlin preview

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


Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis #309 at Darlington. This is the same car that finished 39th at Loudon, 13th at Richmond and 7th at Martinsville this season.

Richmond Facts: Sterling Marlin has posted seven top-10 finishes in his 30 Richmond races. However, his best finish there was fourth in September 1999. He has just two top-10s in his last 16 races there.

Fascinating Fact: Sterling Marlin's best finish in 2003 has been sixth-place, which he has done four times: Bristol, Talladega, Pocono and Michigan. Marlin has not secured a top-5 finish yet this season.

Richmond Facts: Forty-one of the 85 NASCAR Winston Cup races run at Richmond since 1961 have been won from the top-three starting positions. Marlin has no wins and no poles at Richmond International Raceway, he has finished in the top-5 only twice in his career at this track.

Sterling Marlin Quotes---

How do you feel about the SAFER walls that they just installed at Richmond?

"I wish they had them last year. I think it is about time that tracks like Richmond, where you go straight in the turns, had something like safe walls. Anytime a track is improving their safety measures it is a good thing. There are still a few tracks that could benefit from making these same changes but we are getting there."

How do you feel about Richmond this weekend?

"Well we ran well in the spring, we had a fourth place car that finished 13th. Richmond is always fun because it is at night under the lights. I know the fans love the race and they also love the track and that is why it has sold out the past few races. There is a lot of side by side racing that makes it exciting for fans and drivers alike. We have a strong car and I am looking forward to racing at Richmond."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin