Sterling Marlin

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Sterling Marlin
SterlingMarlinExitingCar1996.jpg
Marlin in 1996
Born Sterling Burton Marlin
(1957-06-30) June 30, 1957 (age 61)
Columbia, Tennessee
Achievements 1994, 1995 Daytona 500 winner
1996 Winston 500 winner
1980–1982 Nashville Speedway USA Track Champion
Awards 1983 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1995, 1996 Tennessee Professional Athlete of the Year
2002 Tennessee Professional Athlete of the Year Nominee
Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame Inductee (2009)
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
748 races run over 33 years
Best finish 3rd (1995, 2001)
First race 1976 Music City USA 420 (Nashville)
Last race 2009 Tropical Tums Fast Relief 500 (Martinsville)
First win 1994 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last win 2002 Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
10 216 11
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
77 races run over 17 years
Best finish 29th (2005)
First race 1986 Winn-Dixie 300 (Charlotte)
Last race 2008 Tropical Tums 300 (Nashville)
First win 1990 All Pro 300 (Charlotte)
Last win 2000 Cheez-It 250 (Bristol)
Wins Top tens Poles
2 22 1

Sterling Burton Marlin (born June 30, 1957) is an American stock car racing driver. He formerly competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, winning the Daytona 500 in 1994 and 1995. He is the son of late NASCAR driver Coo Coo Marlin. He is married to Paula and has a daughter, Sutherlin, and a son, Steadman, a former Nationwide Series driver.

Career

Beginnings

Marlin attended Spring Hill High School, where he played high school basketball and football, earning the captain status his senior year while he played quarterback and linebacker. He began his collection of civil war artifacts shortly after high school. In 1976, he made his NASCAR debut at Nashville Speedway, filling in for his injured father in the No. 14 H.B. Cunningham Chevrolet. He started 30th and finished 29th after suffering oil pump failure early in the race. He made two more starts in 1978, finishing ninth at World 600 and twenty-fifth at Nashville for Cunningham. He ran Nashville again in 1979, finishing seventeenth. In 1980, he posted two top-tens, eighth in the Daytona 500 for Cunningham, and seventh at Nashville for D.K. Ulrich. From 1980 to 1982, Marlin was a three-time track champion at the historic Nashville Speedway USA.

NASCAR career

1983–1990

1983 Rookie of the Year

In 1983, Marlin was hired by Roger Hamby to drive his No. 17 Hesco Exhaust-sponsored Chevrolet. He posted a tenth-place finish at Dover International Speedway and finished 19th in the standings, clinching the Rookie of the Year award. Despite finishing 15th in the 1984 Daytona 500 for Hamby, Marlin spent most of the season running for Sadler Brothers Racing, posting two top-ten finishes. He also competed in one race for Jimmy Means and Dick Bahre respectively. Marlin only made eight starts in 1985, seven of them coming for Sadler, his best finish being 12th at Talladega Superspeedway. He ended his season at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Miller High Life 500, driving the Helen Rae Special. He finished 29th, after suffering flywheel failure.

Marlin moved over to the No. 1 Bull's Eye Barbecue Sauce-sponsored car owned by Hoss Ellington in 1986. His best finish that season came at the Firecracker 400, where he finished second. Marlin received a full-time ride in 1987, when he was hired by Billy Hagan to drive the No. 44 Piedmont Airlines-sponsored Oldsmobile. He had four top-fives and finished 11th in points. The following season, he had seven finishes of eighth or better in the first ten races and finished tenth in the standings. In 1989, the team received sponsorship from Sunoco and switched to the number 94. He tied a career-best 13 top-ten finishes but dropped to 12th in the final standings. He left the team at the end of the 1990 season. During the 1990 season, he won his first career Busch Series race at Charlotte, driving the No. 48 Diamond Ridge-sponsored Chevrolet owned by Fred Turner.

1991–1997

1997 car at Pocono

Marlin signed to drive the No. 22 Maxwell House-sponsored Ford Thunderbird for Junior Johnson in 1991. He had a second-place finish at Daytona to start the season and won two poles at Talladega Superspeedway and the Firecracker 400, finishing seventh in the standings. The next season, he won an additional five poles and had six top-five finishes. Despite his career-high pole total, Marlin departed to drive the No. 8 Raybestos-sponsored Ford for Stavola Brothers Racing. He had just one top-five finish and fell to fourteenth in the standings.

Marlin's first career win came in his 279th career start at the 1994 Daytona 500 driving for Morgan-McClure Motorsports in the No. 4 Kodak-sponsored Chevrolet. He went on to win the 500 again in the following year, becoming only one of three drivers to win consecutive Daytona 500s. The other two men that have accomplished that feat were Richard Petty and Cale Yarborough. He also became the only driver to have his first two career wins at the Daytona 500. Marlin won 2 more times during the 1995 season and finished a career high third in the point standings, during a four-year run with Morgan-McClure Motorsports. In 1997, he did not return to victory lane and dropped to 25th in the final standings. He left the No. 4 team at year's end.

1998–2006

In 1998, he joined SABCO Racing to drive the No. 40 Coors Light-sponsored Chevrolet. He opened the season by winning the Gatorade 125, a qualifying race for the Daytona 500 but three weeks later, he failed to qualify for the Primestar 500, the first race he had missed since 1986. He finished in the Top 10 six times and had a 13th-place points finish. In 1999, he won his first pole since 1995 at Pocono Raceway, but dropped down to sixteenth in the standings. In 2000, he won his second career Busch Series race, driving SABCO's No. 82 entry at Bristol Motor Speedway. During the season, he lost teammate Kenny Irwin, Jr. in a practice crash at New Hampshire International Speedway. After finishing in the Top 10 seven times, he fell back to 19th in the overall standings.

In 2001, SABCO's majority ownership stake was purchased by CART & IndyCar championship owner Chip Ganassi and the team switched to Dodge Intrepids. In his first race with the new team, Marlin won the Gatorade 125 qualifying race at Daytona. Three days later at the Daytona 500, Marlin appeared to make contact with Dale Earnhardt, causing Earnhardt to crash into the turn 4 wall, an impact that would kill him. In the following days, Marlin and his family received hate mail and death threats from angry fans who felt that Marlin was responsible for Earnhardt's death. He was eventually publicly defended by two of Earnhardt's drivers, his son and race winner Michael Waltrip, and was also cleared of any wrongdoing by NASCAR's investigation into the accident. He won Dodge's first race in its return to NASCAR at Michigan International Speedway, as well as winning the UAW-GM Quality 500 at Charlotte. He tied his career best points finish of third that season. Had the current Chase points system been in place in 2001, Marlin would have been the 2001 champion.[1] In 2002, Marlin had a strong car at the Daytona 500, and towards the end was battling Jeff Gordon for the lead when they made contact, sending Gordon spinning, and triggering a crash. NASCAR red-flagged the race so it would not finish under caution, and stopped the field momentarily on the backstretch. Concerned about a damaged right front fender, Marlin jumped out of his car and started pulling the fender away from the tire. As working on the car is prohibited during red flag conditions, Marlin was sent to the tail end of the field for the restart.

The following week, Marlin finished second in Rockingham to Matt Kenseth. Marlin took the points lead[2] and did not let it go for the following 24 weeks. For most of that time he held a comfortable lead, which reached triple digits several times. Marlin followed this 2nd-place finish with a win at the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but not without controversy: During the race, Marlin spun while making late race pit stop, causing him to break the pit road speed limit. NASCAR's penalty for being too fast entering pit road was to hold the car in its pit stall for an additional 15 seconds, but the official at Marlin's pit stall was not informed of the penalty until after the crew had released the car. NASCAR determined that they had no precedent for forcing Marlin to return to the pits as his early release was their mistake (and they could not order him to return for a stop and go penalty). Following the incident, NASCAR changed the rule so that all speeding violations are enforced with a drive through penalty (forcing the driver to travel the length of pit road at the speed limit).

After this win, Marlin finished 9th the following week at Atlanta. The week after that, he won the Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 at Darlington Raceway, which would be the final win of his Cup career.

No. 14 Marlin battles No. 55 Michael Waltrip at the 2006 spring Bristol race.

With a series of strong finishes (7th at Texas, 5th at Talladega, 7th at California, 4th in June at Pocono, 3rd at Daytona, 3rd at the second Pocono race, 6th at Michigan in August, 7th at Bristol, and 4th at Darlington in the fall), Marlin was still 91 points ahead of second place entering the Chevy Monte Carlo 400 in September. However, Marlin finished that race in last place after an early accident[3] and saw his points lead all but evaporate as Mark Martin, who had entered the race 125 points behind Marlin, gained 116 points and moved into second place in the points as Marlin's lead shrunk to nine points (Jeff Gordon, who had leapfrogged Martin for second place in the standings with a win the week before, also gained on Marlin but dropped to fourth due to the strong finishes from both Martin and Jimmie Johnson, who gained 95 points on Marlin to move into third).[4] At the New Hampshire 300 the next week Marlin lost the points lead as Martin finished four places ahead of him, gaining 15 points.[4] The next week, Marlin dropped to 4th in the standings after a 21st-place finish at Dover.[4]

One week later, at the Protection One 400 at Kansas, Marlin had a hard crash after 147 laps and finished 33rd.[5] He was diagnosed with a cracked vertebra in his neck and would be forced to miss the remaining seven races. Marlin was replaced by Busch Series driver Jamie McMurray, who had recently been signed by Chip Ganassi Racing to drive for the team in the 2003 season. McMurray won the UAW-GM Quality 500 in his second start with Marlin's car, and Marlin telephoned McMurray during the post-race festivities to congratulate him. Marlin ultimately finished 18th in the final season points with eight Top 5s and ten Top 10s. It has been rumored that the broken neck signified the beginning of the struggles for Chip Ganassi Racing and the beginning of the dissolving of Sterling Marlin's career in motorsports.

Marlin did not finish in the Top 5 in 2003, but had 11 Top 10 and matched his previous year's finish of 18th in points. He did however come close to a win at the 2003 Sharpie 500 at his hometown in Bristol Tennessee. Marlin controlled the race early and mid-way and appeared to have victory in his hands until he was wrecked by Kurt Busch with less than 150 laps to go. Kurt Busch went on to win the race but apologized in victory lane. Sterling Marlin however was not pleased with Busch in post-race ceremonies, stating "What a bone-headed move. I guess Spencer didn't punch him hard enough.", as a reference to Kurt Busch and Jimmy Spencer's altercation the previous week.

Despite three Top 5s in 2004, he fell to 21st in points. During the 2005 season, Ganassi announced Marlin would be replaced by David Stremme for the 2006 season in order to attract the younger male demographic. It was also said that Richard Childress Racing had offered Marlin a deal to drive the No. 07 Jack Daniels-sponsored Chevrolet, However, Marlin honored his contract with Ganassi and finished out the 2005 season. He did however miss one race-the 2005 Sirius at the Glen to attend the funeral of his father Coo Coo Marlin who died of lung cancer one day before the race. Road ringer Scott Pruett replaced Sterling in the 40 and finished 4th in the race.

He reached as high as 6th in the points standings, but would later fall to 30th in the final standings.

Marlin joined MB2 Motorsports for 2006 to drive the Waste Management Chevy, running with the No. 14 in tribute to his father, Coo Coo Marlin, who died during the 2005 season. Marlin's only Top 10 finish in 2006 was 9th place at Richmond. His 2006 season was shadowed by bad luck and No. 14 finished 36th in owner points.

2007–2010

Marlin was able to qualify via speed for each of the first five races of the 2007 season, his Pep Boys No. 14 team was the only team out of the top 35 from 2006 to do this. Marlin's run in the No. 14 ended on July 17, 2007, when Ginn Racing announced Regan Smith, who had been splitting time with Mark Martin in Ginn's U.S. Army-sponsored No. 01 car, would replace him beginning at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis. He attempted to qualify for two races in 2007, but he failed to qualify for either. He tried to make the Sharpie 500 at Bristol in the No. 78 car as a replacement for Kenny Wallace, and the UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega, replacing Mike Wallace in the No. 09 car. However, in November he managed to qualify the No. 09 and drove at Phoenix for a 25th-place finish, and a week later at Homestead finishing 33rd.

Marlin failed to qualify for the 2008 Daytona 500 in the No. 09 car, but qualified at Talladega and the following week at Richmond as well. For Darlington, Marlin raced in his old No. 40 car and qualified 14th, and also at the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in the No. 40, still in for the injured Dario Franchitti. He finished out the rest of the season driving for Phoenix Racing. In March 2009, Marlin participated in and won the Saturday Night Special, a charity event at Bristol Motor Speedway which included NASCAR Legends. He led the entire event in a car painted similar to the one he drove with Morgan McClure Motorsports, and wearing an older-style Coors Light uniform from his days while driving for Chip Ganassi.

No. 09 Cup racecar in 2008

For the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Marlin continued to run a limited schedule in the No. 09 Phoenix Racing Miccosukee Resort & Gaming Chevrolet. His best finish for the 2009 season was 35th at Martinsville, which also proved the last of his 748 career starts.

An announcement was made preceding the Cup Series finale weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway that Marlin would attempt the race in the No. 70 Chevrolet for TRG Motorsports, though Marlin later denied it.

Retirement

Marlin announced his retirement from racing on March 18, 2010, and formerly owned a Chevrolet dealership in Ashland City, Tennessee and a Dodge dealership in Dickson, Tennessee. In 2012, Marlin publicly revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinsonism.[6]

Presently

In late 2011, Marlin helped form Tennessee Racing Association, LLC, along with several other drivers (including Chad Chaffin and Mike Alexander) and businessmen, in an effort to preserve Fairgrounds Speedway and allow the track to remain active in the racing community.[7]

Although he is retired from NASCAR competition, Marlin still remains an active driver in the Pro Late Model Division at Fairgrounds Speedway. He currently leads the point standings in that division to go along with his two victories in 2013, driving the No. 40 car.[8]

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts Ref
1976 Cunningham-Kelley Racing 14 Chevy RSD DAY CAR RCH BRI ATL NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV
29
DOV CLT RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT 101st 76 [9]
1978 Cunningham-Kelley Racing 14 Chevy RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR NWS MAR TAL DOV CLT
9
NSV RSD MCH DAY NSV
25
POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR ATL ONT 69th 226 [10]
1979 RSD DAY CAR RCH ATL NWS BRI DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV
15
POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NWS CAR ATL ONT 86th 123 [11]
1980 RSD DAY
8
CLT
36
CAR ATL ONT 49th 387 [12]
Jim Stacy Racing 5 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR ATL BRI DAR
11
NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT
16
TWS RSD MCH DAY
Ulrich Racing 40 Chevy NSV
7
POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS MAR
1981 99 Buick RSD DAY RCH CAR ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT TWS RSD MCH DAY NSV
26
POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS 93rd [13]
Marlin Racing 14 Chevy CLT
28
CAR ATL RSD
1982 Billy Matthews Racing 41 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH BRI ATL CAR DAR NWS MAR TAL NSV DOV CLT POC RSD MCH DAY NSV POC TAL MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV NWS CLT
23
MAR CAR ATL RSD NA 0 [14]
1983 Hamby Racing 17 Chevy DAY
34
ATL
31
DAR
11
TAL
41
CLT
19
DAY
16
TAL
21
MCH
29
CLT
40
ATL
16
19th 2980 [15]
Pontiac RCH
18
CAR
13
NWS
22
MAR
12
NSV
11
DOV
10
BRI
18
RSD
25
POC
29
MCH
20
NSV
15
POC
18
BRI
15
DAR
24
RCH
26
DOV
27
MAR
27
NWS
17
CAR
15
RSD
17
1984 10 Chevy DAY
15
RCH 37th 1207 [16]
Bahre Racing 23 Buick CAR
35
ATL BRI NWS DAR MAR
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Chevy TAL
12
NSV
18
DOV CLT
29
RSD POC
33
MCH DAY
33
TAL
32
MCH
32
DAR
39
RCH DOV MAR CLT
35
NWS CAR ATL
9
RSD
Jimmy Means Racing 52 Pontiac NSV
30
POC
Sadler Brothers Racing 95 Olds BRI
8
1985 Chevy DAY
16
RCH CAR ATL
25
BRI
22
DAR NWS MAR TAL
25
DOV CLT
34
RSD POC MCH DAY
33
POC TAL
12
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS 37th 645 [17]
Helen Rae Motorsports 00 Chevy CLT
29
CAR ATL RSD
1986 Ellington Racing 1 Chevy DAY
9
RCH CAR ATL
32
BRI DAR
33
NWS MAR TAL
39
DOV CLT
7
RSD POC MCH DAY
2
POC TAL
4
GLN MCH BRI DAR
37
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
33
CAR ATL
32
RSD 36th 989 [18]
1987 Hagan Racing 44 Olds DAY
30
CAR
19
RCH
21
ATL
13
DAR
4
NWS
17
BRI
24
MAR
19
TAL
14
CLT
32
DOV
10
POC
15
RSD
9
MCH
18
DAY
16
POC
25
TAL
14
GLN
32
MCH
15
BRI
20
DAR
4
RCH
22
DOV
5
MAR
7
NWS
20
CLT
3
CAR
11
RSD
24
ATL
9
11th 3381 [19]
1988 DAY
8
RCH
5
CAR
3
ATL
20
DAR
5
BRI
8
NWS
16
MAR
2
TAL
6
CLT
27
DOV
11
RSD
9
POC
28
MCH
37
DAY
34
POC
14
TAL
6
GLN
8
MCH
11
BRI
12
DAR
5
RCH
16
DOV
23
MAR
26
CLT
5
NWS
14
CAR
34
PHO
10
ATL
12
10th 3621 [20]
1989 94 DAY
11
CAR
7
ATL
5
RCH
8
DAR
5
BRI
15
NWS
26
MAR
8
TAL
14
CLT
2
DOV
26
SON
40
POC
6
MCH
8
DAY
7
POC
36
TAL
28
GLN
7
MCH
34
BRI
18
DAR
10
RCH
28
DOV
17
MAR
20
CLT
7
NWS
19
CAR
23
PHO
30
ATL
3
12th 3422 [21]
1990 DAY
19
RCH
13
CAR
4
ATL
10
DAR
28
BRI
7
NWS
31
MAR
32
TAL
26
CLT
35
DOV
5
SON
6
POC
9
MCH
18
DAY
5
POC
30
TAL
3
GLN
15
MCH
20
BRI
5
DAR
18
RCH
24
DOV
12
MAR
12
NWS
13
CLT
16
CAR
6
PHO
16
ATL
38
14th 3387 [22]
1991 Junior Johnson & Associates 22 Ford DAY
2
RCH
9
CAR
33
ATL
7
DAR
10
BRI
27
NWS
22
MAR
28
TAL
4
CLT
11
DOV
15
SON
26
POC
8
MCH
13
DAY
8
POC
5
TAL
5
GLN
12
MCH
12
BRI
2
DAR
6
RCH
10
DOV
17
MAR
14
NWS
13
CLT
5
CAR
8
PHO
3
ATL
7
7th 3839 [23]
1992 DAY
35
CAR
15
RCH
7
ATL
17
DAR
22
BRI
32
NWS
8
MAR
2
TAL
4
CLT
22
DOV
14
SON
16
POC
7
MCH
32
DAY
2
POC
11
TAL
2
GLN
16
MCH
7
BRI
15
DAR
28
RCH
21
DOV
33
MAR
7
NWS
5
CLT
16
CAR
5
PHO
9
ATL
7
10th 3603 [24]
1993 Stavola Brothers Racing 8 Ford DAY
9
CAR
28
RCH
31
ATL
12
DAR
21
BRI
20
NWS
9*
MAR
21
TAL
24
SON
12
CLT
24
DOV
33
POC
8
MCH
8
DAY
2
NHA
6*
POC
7
TAL
27
GLN
6
MCH
17
BRI
23
DAR
31
RCH
24
DOV
11
MAR
30
NWS
19
CLT
17
CAR
12
PHO
30
ATL
17
15th 3355 [25]
1994 Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Chevy DAY
1
CAR
2
RCH
19
ATL
25
DAR
34
BRI
8
NWS
17
MAR
27
TAL
8
SON
29
CLT
15
DOV
8
POC
38
MCH
34
DAY
28
NHA
10
POC
12
TAL
5
IND
14
GLN
26
MCH
34
BRI
6
DAR
5
RCH
13
DOV
30
MAR
7
NWS
31
CLT
36
CAR
14
PHO
3
ATL
40
14th 3443 [26]
1995 DAY
1*
CAR
12
RCH
5
ATL
7
DAR
1
BRI
9
NWS
7
MAR
13
TAL
39
SON
7
CLT
4
DOV
7
POC
4
MCH
7
DAY
2*
NHA
9
POC
18
TAL
1
IND
7
GLN
21
MCH
4
BRI
7
DAR
10
RCH
33
DOV
6
MAR
23
NWS
15
CLT
6
CAR
6
PHO
12
ATL
2
3rd 4361 [27]
1996 DAY
40
CAR
6
RCH
11
ATL
13
DAR
11
BRI
18
NWS
5
MAR
10
TAL
1*
SON
15
CLT
6
DOV
41
POC
11
MCH
3*
DAY
1*
NHA
29
POC
6
TAL
29
IND
39
GLN
11
MCH
33
BRI
18
DAR
8
RCH
21
DOV
17
MAR
31
NWS
11
CLT
4
CAR
13
PHO
27
ATL
15
8th 3682 [28]
1997 DAY
5
CAR
20
RCH
19
ATL
23
DAR
32
TEX
8
BRI
20
MAR
21
SON
26
TAL
39
CLT
40
DOV
10
POC
15
MCH
17
CAL
36
DAY
3
NHA
22
POC
20
IND
43
GLN
13
MCH
43
BRI
10
DAR
40
RCH
39
NHA
39
DOV
27
MAR
39
CLT
20
TAL
38
CAR
9
PHO
27
ATL
11
25th 2954 [29]
1998 Team SABCO 40 Chevy DAY
22
CAR
25
LVS
24
ATL
DNQ
DAR
14
BRI
40
TEX
14
MAR
36
TAL
9
CAL
14
CLT
15
DOV
19
RCH
10
MCH
18
POC
9
SON
7
NHA
35
POC
11
IND
11
GLN
7
MCH
15
BRI
21
NHA
17
DAR
8
RCH
15
DOV
16
MAR
18*
CLT
30
TAL
14
DAY
18
PHO
12
CAR
13
ATL
42
13th 3530 [30]
1999 DAY
32
CAR
37
LVS
15
ATL
18
DAR
16
TEX
9
BRI
14
MAR
13
TAL
25
CAL
16
RCH
18
CLT
40
DOV
29
MCH
22
POC
4
SON
25
DAY
12
NHA
34
POC
28
IND
16
GLN
33
MCH
15
BRI
7
DAR
40
RCH
4
NHA
21
DOV
38
MAR
11
CLT
29
TAL
22
CAR
8
PHO
40
HOM
17
ATL
31
16th 3397 [31]
2000 DAY
24
CAR
15
LVS
18
ATL
12
DAR
21
BRI
10
TEX
34
MAR
24
TAL
8
CAL
32
RCH
29
CLT
19
DOV
31
MCH
10
POC
22
SON
2
DAY
25
NHA
25
POC
42
IND
30
GLN
30
MCH
15
BRI
8
DAR
17
RCH
20
NHA
22
DOV
37
MAR
9
CLT
31
TAL
41
CAR
33
PHO
15
HOM
26
ATL
8
19th 3363 [32]
2001 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge DAY
7
CAR
8
LVS
3
ATL
35
DAR
5
BRI
12
TEX
34
MAR
5
TAL
23*
CAL
9
RCH
11
CLT
15
DOV
6
MCH
3
POC
4
SON
28
DAY
39
CHI
9
NHA
17
POC
16
IND
2
GLN
25
MCH
1
BRI
9
DAR
16
RCH
32
DOV
8
KAN
5
CLT
1*
MAR
10
TAL
17
PHO
34
CAR
11
HOM
5
ATL
2
NHA
2
3rd 4741 [33]
2002 DAY
8*
CAR
2
LVS
1
ATL
9
DAR
1
BRI
19
TEX
7
MAR
12
TAL
5
CAL
7
RCH
11
CLT
11
DOV
13
POC
4
MCH
21
SON
43
DAY
3
CHI
16
NHA
14
POC
3*
IND
27
GLN
30
MCH
6
BRI
7
DAR
4
RCH
43
NHA
21
DOV
21
KAN
33
TAL CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM 18th 3703 [34]
2003 DAY
17
CAR
40
LVS
8
ATL
14
DAR
39
BRI
6
TEX
29
TAL
6
MAR
7
CAL
10
RCH
13
CLT
7
DOV
35
POC
6*
MCH
6*
SON
18
DAY
19
CHI
21
NHA
39
POC
10
IND
34
GLN
43
MCH
19
BRI
17
DAR
31
RCH
22
NHA
29
DOV
13
TAL
39
KAN
34
CLT
15
MAR
43
ATL
16
PHO
11
CAR
10
HOM
10
18th 3745 [35]
2004 DAY
37
CAR
4
LVS
18
ATL
16
DAR
14
BRI
4
TEX
26
MAR
9
TAL
31
CAL
27
RCH
15
CLT
39
DOV
29
POC
31
MCH
6
SON
21
DAY
20
CHI
7
NHA
21
POC
15
IND
33
GLN
36
MCH
15
BRI
6
CAL
26
RCH
14
NHA
12
DOV
15
TAL
34
KAN
34
CLT
12
MAR
4
ATL
19
PHO
25
DAR
12
HOM
16
21st 3857 [36]
2005 DAY
8
CAL
15
LVS
35
ATL
16
BRI
11
MAR
6
TEX
5
PHO
26
TAL
34
DAR
41
RCH
23
CLT
39
DOV
32
POC
16
MCH
40
SON
26
DAY
22
CHI
32
NHA
34
POC
28
IND
9
GLN MCH
21
BRI
29
CAL
19
RCH
41
NHA
11
DOV
41
TAL
7
KAN
13
CLT
40
MAR
38
ATL
20
TEX
23
PHO
34
HOM
26
30th 3183 [37]
2006 MB2 Motorsports 14 Chevy DAY
34
CAL
32
LVS
36
ATL
34
BRI
17
MAR
14
TEX
30
PHO
12
TAL
37
RCH
9
DAR
28
CLT
28
DOV
31
POC
42
MCH
24
SON
42
DAY
24
CHI
26
NHA
16
POC
30
IND
31
GLN
39
MCH
29
BRI
32
CAL
29
RCH
30
NHA
25
DOV
31
KAN
20
TAL
40
CLT
11
MAR
21
ATL
20
TEX
40
PHO
36
HOM
37
34th 2854 [38]
2007 Ginn Racing DAY
17
CAL
35
LVS
34
ATL
24
BRI
30
MAR
21
TEX
34
PHO
27
TAL
16
RCH
23
DAR
13
CLT
33
DOV
16
POC
31
MCH
20
SON
43
NHA
24
DAY
40
CHI
23
IND POC GLN MCH 40th 1752 [39]
Furniture Row Racing 78 Chevy BRI
DNQ
CAL RCH NHA DOV KAN
Phoenix Racing 09 Chevy TAL
DNQ
CLT MAR ATL TEX PHO
25
HOM
33
2008 DAY
DNQ
CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL
22
RCH
25
DAY
41
CHI IND POC GLN MCH BRI
43
CAL RCH
DNQ
NHA DOV KAN TAL
42
CLT MAR
DNQ
ATL TEX PHO
32
HOM
29
51st 482 [40]
Chip Ganassi Racing 40 Dodge DAR
34
CLT
31
DOV POC MCH SON NHA
2009 Phoenix Racing 09 Dodge DAY CAL
DNQ
LVS
DNQ
ATL BRI
40
MAR
DNQ
TEX PHO
40
TAL RCH DAR
42
CLT DOV POC
39
MCH
41
SON NHA DAY CHI IND
DNQ
POC
38
GLN MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT
DNQ
MAR
35
TAL TEX PHO HOM 53rd 316 [41]
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1980 Jim Stacy Racing Oldsmobile DNQ
Cunningham-Kelley Racing Chevrolet 36 8
1982 Billy Matthews Racing Oldsmobile DNQ
1983 Hamby Racing Chevrolet 33 34
1984 40 15
1985 Sadler Brothers Racing Chevrolet 20 16
1986 Ellington Racing Chevrolet 8 9
1987 Hagan Racing Oldsmobile 10 30
1988 12 8
1989 6 11
1990 21 19
1991 Junior Johnson & Associates Ford 12 2
1992 1 35
1993 Stavola Brothers Racing Ford 14 9
1994 Morgan-McClure Motorsports Chevrolet 4 1
1995 3 1
1996 3 40
1997 9 5
1998 Team SABCO Chevrolet 3 22
1999 17 32
2000 38 24
2001 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge 3 7
2002 13 8
2003 7 17
2004 4 37
2005 18 8
2006 MB2 Motorsports Chevrolet 39 34
2007 Ginn Racing Chevrolet 38 17
2008 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet DNQ

Nationwide Series

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NNSC Pts Ref
1986 Hagan Racing 69 Olds DAY CAR HCY MAR BRI DAR SBO LGY JFC DOV CLT
29
SBO HCY ROU IRP SBO RAL OXF SBO HCY LGY ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR ROU CLT CAR MAR 133rd - [42]
1988 Hagan Racing 44 Olds DAY HCY CAR MAR DAR BRI LNG NZH SBO NSV
23
CLT
11
DOV ROU LAN LVL MYB OXF SBO HCY LNG IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH
14
DOV MAR CLT
21
CAR MAR 46th 445 [43]
1989 48 DAY CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI NZH SBO LAN NSV CLT DOV ROU LVL VOL MYB SBO HCY DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR
39
RCH DOV MAR CLT
25
CAR MAR 77th 134 [44]
1990 Fred Turner Racing DAY
24
RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT
4
DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR
12
RCH DOV
32
MAR CLT
1*
NHA CAR MAR 48th 625 [45]
1992 Fred Turner Racing 10 Chevy DAY
39
CAR RCH ATL MAR DAR BRI HCY LAN DUB NZH CLT
4
DOV ROU MYB GLN VOL NHA TAL IRP ROU MCH NHA BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR CAR HCY 73rd 206 [46]
1993 48 Ford DAY
28
CAR RCH DAR BRI HCY ROU MAR NZH CLT
42
DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL
8
IRP MCH
11
NHA BRI DAR
22
RCH
23
DOV ROU CLT
11
MAR CAR HCY 41st 864 [47]
70 ATL
5
1994 4 Chevy DAY
6
CAR RCH ATL
QL
MAR DAR
41
HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT
40
DOV MYB GLN
36
MLW
39
SBO TAL
4*
HCY IRP MCH
18
BRI DAR RCH
34
DOV CLT
7
MAR CAR 44th 810 [48]
1995 22 DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV
36
DAR BRI HCY NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW TAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM 106th 55 [49]
1996 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL NSV
22
DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV 60th 262 [50]
Martin Racing 92 Chevy CLT
3
CAR HOM
1997 DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL
18
NHA NZH CLT
17
69th 285 [51]
Phoenix Racing 4 Chevy DOV
33
SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM
1998 Sterling Marlin Racing 1 Chevy DAY CAR LVS NSV
7
DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL
30
NHA NZH CLT
40
DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI
23
DAR RCH DOV CLT
10
GTY CAR ATL HOM 58th 490 [52]
1999 Joe Gibbs Racing 42 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS
33
ATL DAR TEX
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP 54th 777 [53]
Sterling Marlin Racing 14 Chevy NSV
34
BRI
8
TAL MCH
12
BRI
4
DAR
9
RCH DOV CLT CAR
DNQ
MEM
31
PHO HOM
2000 Team SABCO 82 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI
1*
TEX NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NZH PPR GTY IRP MCH 62nd 525 [54]
01 BRI
5
DAR
7
RCH
43
DOV CLT
DNQ
CAR MEM PHO HOM
DNQ
2004 Phoenix Racing 1 Dodge DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI CAL
37
RCH DOV KAN CLT
21
MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM 102nd 152 [55]
2005 FitzBradshaw Racing 40 Dodge DAY
42
CAL
15
MXC LVS
25
ATL
QL
NSH
37
BRI
5
TEX
19
PHO TAL
21
DAR
39
RCH
10
CLT
2
DOV NSH
QL¤
KEN
6
MLW DAY
41
CHI
35
NHA PPR MCH
12
BRI
25
CAL RCH DOV
17
KAN CLT
5
MEM TEX
22
PHO HOM 29th 1985 [56]
12 GTY
12
IRP GLN
2007 Phoenix Racing 1 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV
15
KAN CLT MEM
26
TEX PHO HOM 106th 203 [57]
2008 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH
22
TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 118th 97 [58]
- Qualified but replaced by Hermie Sadler · - Qualified but replaced by Reed Sorenson · ¤ - Qualified for Johnny Benson Jr.

ARCA SuperCar Series

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA SuperCar Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ASCC Pts Ref
1977 Cunningham-Kelley Racing 14 Chevy TOL DAY QCS BFS NSV FRS TOL SLM AVS TAL
13
TOL SND SLM NA 0 [59]
1978 DAY QCS AVS NSV
3
IMS LOR FRS TAL
21
FRS CMS JEF NA 0 [60]
1979 AVS DAY NSV FRS SLM DSP IMS TAL
16
FRS NA 0 [61]
1992 Blackstock Racing 12 Pontiac DAY FIF TWS TAL TOL KIL POC MCH FRS KIL NSH
32
DEL POC HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS SLM ATL 138th - [62]
Results before 1985 may be incomplete.

International Race of Champions

(key) (Bold – Pole position. * – Most laps led.)

International Race of Champions results
Year Make 1 2 3 4 Pos. Pts Ref
1996 Pontiac DAY
4
TAL
4
CLT
11
MCH
6
6th 40 [63]
2002 Pontiac DAY
8
CAL
4
CHI
7
IND
7
10th 35 [64]

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External links

  • Sterling Marlin driver statistics at Racing-Reference
  • Sterling Marlin at The Crittenden Automotive Library
Achievements
Preceded by
Dale Jarrett
Daytona 500 winner
1994, 1995
Succeeded by
Dale Jarrett
Awards
Preceded by
Geoff Bodine
NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year
1983
Succeeded by
Rusty Wallace
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