Richmond II: Sterling Marlin preview

No. 40 TEAM FACTS: * Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis ...


* Chassis: The Coors Light team will race chassis #303 this weekend for the second race at Richmond. This car last ran at Bristol Motor Speedway two weeks ago. Marlin was able to salvage a 29th-place finish after a flat tire sent the No. 40 into the wall. In three starts this season this car's average finish is 24th.

* Roaring Richmond: Marlin has competed in 39 races at Richmond International Raceway. He has accumulated three top-five and eight top-10 finishes.

* Earlier this Season: After the 11th race earlier this season at Richmond International Raceway, Marlin and the Coors Light team's 23rd-place finish put them back within the 400 point mark of leader Jimmie Johnson. The team was 19th but was within the 400 points of Johnson who struggled at Richmond.

* NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings: Marlin gained two spots to move into the 27th spot in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup points standings. The No. 40 Dodge, however, is 24th in owner points.


"The Coors Light team worked really hard last weekend at California. We got the car dialed in for qualifying and got our second highest starting spot in 11 starts at California Speedway. The team is really working to get a win this season and I think we have a chance at some of these upcoming tracks."


"I think the team has momentum going into this weekend's race at Richmond. We have not had the finishes we thought we would have at the last couple of races, but the team has worked harder each week. The past five races we have had a competitive car but some things have gone wrong and so we have not had the highest finishes. We hope to have another strong weekend this weekend and finish where we should."


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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin , Jimmie Johnson