Sterling Marlin Phoenix prerace report

Sterling Marlin Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates EVENT: Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway, 1-mile oval DATES: Qualifying: Friday, October 26, 1:30 p.m. (MDT) Race: Sunday, October 28, 12:30 p.m.

Sterling Marlin
Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates

EVENT: Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway, 1-mile oval

DATES:
Qualifying: Friday, October 26, 1:30 p.m. (MDT)
Race: Sunday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. (MDT)

BROADCAST:
Television: NBC coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. (MDT)
Radio: MRN coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

FAST FACTS

Sterling Marlin, driver
No. 40 Coors Light Dodge Intrepid R/T

* Phoenix: In 13 career starts at Phoenix International Raceway, Marlin has scored two top-5 and four top-10 finishes. In the past six races, he has finished in 12th or worse.

* Marlin won a Bud Pole Award in Phoenix in 1994. His best finish is third and happened twice– 1991 and 1994.

* Championship: Marlin is currently fourth in overall NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship points (three points out of third place). His highest championship finish ever is third (1995) when he won three races and scored nine top-5 finishes.

* Marlin is the only driver to remain in the top-10 in NASCAR Winston Cup championship points all season.

* Dominant Dodge: Marlin has lead the way for Dodge all season. He has two wins, nine top-5s and 17 top-10s. Marlin gave Dodge their first 2001 win in the Pepsi 400 at Michigan Speedway and their third win in the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Marlin Career Stats at Phoenix International Raceway

DATE      START FINISH

11/05/00 27 15
11/07/99 25 40
10/25/98 6 2
11/02/97 26 27
10/27/96 15 27
10/29/95 20 12
10/30/94 1 3
10/31/93 7 30
11/01/92 2 9
11/03/91 9 3
11/04/90 5 6
11/05/89 19 30
11/06/88 9 10

-CGR-

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