Texas: Sterling Marlin race report

MARLIN FINISHES 30TH IN TEXAS FORT WORTH, Texas (April 9, 2006)-- Sterling Marlin finished 30th in Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 here at Texas Motor Speedway. "It wasn't a great day for the CENTRIX Auto Finance ...

MARLIN FINISHES 30TH IN TEXAS

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 9, 2006)-- Sterling Marlin finished 30th in Sunday's Samsung/RadioShack 500 here at Texas Motor Speedway.

"It wasn't a great day for the CENTRIX Auto Finance team," said Marlin. "The car was just unpredictable. We made a lot of adjustments in the pits, but we'd go from being loose to tight and then back to loose. We never found the right combination."

Marlin started the 334-lap, 500-mile event from the 18th position but quickly lost positions as he struggled with the handling of the CENTRIX Auto Finance Chevrolet.

"We've had some decent finishes the last couple of weeks, so this is just a hiccup," continued Marlin. "We've got a lot of work to do as we head down the road, but I have all the confidence in the world in Doug (Randolph-crew chief) and this team and I know they'll put their heads together and get everything figured out."

The NEXTEL Cup series will take a Easter weekend off and return to the track on Saturday, April 22nd at Phoenix International Raceway.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Sterling Marlin