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April 15, 2001
Up Close guests, at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney: Monday, noon, Jason and Jeremy Giambi; Tuesday, noon, Freddie Mitchell; Thursday, noon, Sterling Marlin; Friday, 3 p.m., Dan Patrick.
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October 3, 2002 | From Wire Reports
Sterling Marlin, who led the Winston Cup standings for 25 weeks, will sit out the rest of the NASCAR season because of a fractured vertebra in his neck. Marlin was injured in a crash Sunday at Kansas City, Kan., and the break in his vertebra was diagnosed Wednesday at Charlotte, N.C., his Chip Ganassi Racing team said. "Could be worse, I could be in a wheelchair," Marlin said. "Ain't nothing you can do but go after it next year."
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September 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sterling Marlin came up with his series-leading fifth pole victory of the season, taking the top qualifying spot for Sunday's Southern 500. His lap of 162.249 m.p.h., easily the quickest of the day, gave Marlin a sweep of the two poles at Darlington Speedway this year. Ernie Irvan, who ran early in the session in cool, cloudy conditions, was second to Marlin at 161.992, followed by Ken Schrader at 161.923, Marlin teammate Bill Elliott at 161.705 and Darrell Waltrip at 161.602.
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April 28, 2002 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.... The names of NASCAR's young lions trip lightly off the tongues of stock car racing fans, and the precocious drivers themselves acknowledge that they are having the times of their young lives.
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December 19, 1988 | Associated Press
Morgan Shepherd overcame Sterling Marlin to win Sunday's $850,000 NASCAR Christmas 500 at the Calder Park Thunderdome. Shepherd, of Conover, N.C., who drove a Pontiac, was treated for exhaustion and dehydration at the end of the 280-lap race, which was held in humid, 100-degree temperature. "We had no air ducts on the car and it got hot in there," Shepherd said. "I've got blistered feet, but the car handled great. It worked well all day." Marlin, from Columbia, Tenn.
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March 27, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sterling Marlin was reined in by his crew while others spent much of Sunday knocking each other around Darlington International Raceway, then he picked up the crumbs, passing Dale Earnhardt to win the TranSouth 400 stock car race in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. A record 15 caution flags for 87 laps held the race to an average speed of 111.392 m.p.h., slowest in history over a track that was newly paved and faster than ever.
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August 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
Sterling Marlin won the rain-shortened Pepsi 400 on Sunday at Brooklyn, Mich., giving him his first victory in five years and Dodge its first in 24. The two-time Daytona 500 winner passed Bill Elliott with 53 laps to go and won when a heavy shower halted the scheduled 200-lap event at Michigan International Speedway. Marlin beat Ricky Craven back to the finish line at Lap 156 when the caution flew for rain, and the cars ran six laps under yellow before NASCAR called the race.
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July 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
For good and bad, Sterling Marlin always will claim a significant spot in the Daytona history books. He added another entry on the plus side Friday. Marlin won the pole position for tonight's Pepsi 400 on the 10th anniversary of his first Winston Cup pole--also at Daytona--driving his Dodge around the famed 2 1/2-mile Daytona Beach, Fla., track at 183.778 mph. Ward Burton qualified second at 183.072 mph, followed by Stacy Compton (182.678) and rookie Casey Atwood (182.
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March 18, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time in years, Sterling Marlin starts every race thinking he can win. Even from the last starting spot in the field. Marlin extended his dominating start to the season Sunday, coming from the 43rd starting position to win the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington, S.C., taking over the lead after an 11-car accident that sent Tony Stewart to the hospital. Stewart was airlifted to a hospital after complaining of lower-back pain and numbness and tingling in his left foot.
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March 18, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
For the first time in years, Sterling Marlin starts every race thinking he can win. Even from the last starting spot in the field. Marlin extended his dominating start to the season Sunday, coming from the 43rd starting position to win the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington, S.C., taking over the lead after an 11-car accident that sent Tony Stewart to the hospital. Stewart was airlifted to a hospital after complaining of lower-back pain and numbness and tingling in his left foot.
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March 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
After only three races, it already has been a strange season for Sterling Marlin. "We could be 3-0, but we could be 0-3. It's good to be here," Marlin said Sunday, when he won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas after NASCAR rescinded a 15-second penalty for speeding in the pits because officials did not notify the team in time. "We communicated to the pit official that there be a 15-second penalty and the pit official didn't hear it," NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter said.
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October 8, 2001 | Staff and Wire Reports
Sterling Marlin won the UAW-GM Quality 500 in a somber race Sunday in which drivers watched TV images of the U.S. attacks on Afghanistan minutes before the start. Marlin beat Tony Stewart to the finish line at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., by more than six seconds, about a quarter of the track. Marlin's crew ran to him with an American flag, but NASCAR refused to let Marlin take a victory lap. He drove to the winner's circle, carrying the flag out his window.
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August 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
Sterling Marlin won the rain-shortened Pepsi 400 on Sunday at Brooklyn, Mich., giving him his first victory in five years and Dodge its first in 24. The two-time Daytona 500 winner passed Bill Elliott with 53 laps to go and won when a heavy shower halted the scheduled 200-lap event at Michigan International Speedway. Marlin beat Ricky Craven back to the finish line at Lap 156 when the caution flew for rain, and the cars ran six laps under yellow before NASCAR called the race.
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July 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
For good and bad, Sterling Marlin always will claim a significant spot in the Daytona history books. He added another entry on the plus side Friday. Marlin won the pole position for tonight's Pepsi 400 on the 10th anniversary of his first Winston Cup pole--also at Daytona--driving his Dodge around the famed 2 1/2-mile Daytona Beach, Fla., track at 183.778 mph. Ward Burton qualified second at 183.072 mph, followed by Stacy Compton (182.678) and rookie Casey Atwood (182.
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April 15, 2001
Up Close guests, at ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney: Monday, noon, Jason and Jeremy Giambi; Tuesday, noon, Freddie Mitchell; Thursday, noon, Sterling Marlin; Friday, 3 p.m., Dan Patrick.
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July 7, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
On a day of thunder at Daytona International Speedway, Sterling Marlin overcame ignition trouble and won a gamble that gave him the rain-shortened Pepsi 400 Saturday at Daytona Beach, Fla. Rain stopped the race on the 118th of 160 laps with Marlin in the lead, and when the storm prevented a restart, he became the winner. Marlin's Chevrolet was clearly the fastest car, and he led for much of the early going before dropping to 16th when his ignition shorted out on the 66th lap.
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April 28, 2002 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Dale Earnhardt Jr.... The names of NASCAR's young lions trip lightly off the tongues of stock car racing fans, and the precocious drivers themselves acknowledge that they are having the times of their young lives.
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February 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
Stock car star Dale Earnhardt had made his home here and this small town 20 miles northeast of Charlotte has been experiencing divergent reactions to the death of its favorite son. While thousands of fans streamed to Earnhardt's team headquarters, leaving a 150-foot-long trail of mementos and tributes to the fallen champion, countless others were phoning and e-mailing threats against Sterling Marlin to car owner Chip Ganassi's nearby racing shop.
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February 16, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When NASCAR officials mandated a new aerodynamic package for restrictor-plate racing at Daytona International Speedway this season, they brought speeds back to a 1970s level. Bill Elliott's qualifying speed of 183.565 mph is the slowest since A.J. Foyt's 182.744 in 1971. What NASCAR also did, however, was bring back old-fashioned freight-train and side-by-side drafting in which slingshotting into the lead for the victory was the norm.
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