Sterling Marlin

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Sterling Marlin

Born

6/30/1957, Columbia, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Birth Name

Sterling Marlin

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Sterling is a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver who formerly drove for Ginn Racing in the Chevrolet #14 Waste Management car before being replaced a little over halfway in the 2007 season. He is also the child of a former NASCAR driver named Coo Coo Marlin.

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Sterling finished 40th in the 2007 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup.

    • Sterling, along with his old teammate Joe Nemechek and their old crew chiefs filed a lawsuit against Dale Earnhardt Inc. and Ginn Racing for breach of their contracts.

    • Sterling was replaced by Regan Smith in Ginn Racing's #14 car on July 17, 2007 in NASCAR Nextel Cup.

    • Sterling first win, in NASCAR Bush Sereis, was at Charlotte Motor Speedway on his 12 start in 1990.

    • Sterling collects Civil War artifacts and likes watching Tennessee Volunteers football.

    • Sterling was able to qualify on time for each of the first five races of the 2007 season, his team was the only team, in 2007, that was out of the top 35 from the year before that did.

    • Sterling first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race was at Music City Motorplex in 1976.

    • Sterling was the Champion in Nashville Speedway USA Track Champion in 1980, 1891, and 1982.

    • Sterling was the 1995 and 1996 Tennessee Professional Athlete of the Year and a Nominee for it in 2002.

    • Sterling's crew chief is Slugger Labbe.

    • Sterling's son, Steadman Marlin, sometimes races in the NASCAR Busch Series.

    • Sterling won the 1983 Rookie of the Year Award.

    • Sterling is married to Paula Marlin and has a son and a daughter.

    • Sterling finished 34th in the 2006 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 36 out of the 36 races, had 1 top 10, and earned $3,248,030.

    • Sterling finished 30th in the 2005 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 35 out of the 36 races, had 1 top 5, 5 top 10's, and earned $4,080,120.

    • Sterling finished 21th in the 2004 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 36 out of the 36 races, had 3 top 5's, 7 top 10's, and earned $4,117,750.

    • Sterling finished 14th in the 1994 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 31 out of the 31 races, had 1 pole, 1 win, 5 top 5's, 11 top 10's, and earned $925,310.

    • Sterling finished 18th in the 2003 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 36 out of the 36 races, had 11 top 10's, and earned $3,960,810.

    • Sterling finished 18th in the 2002 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 36 races, had 2 wins, 8 top 5's, 14 top 10's, and earned $3,711,150.

    • Sterling finished 3rd in the 2001 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 36 out of the 36 races, had 1 pole, 2 wins, 12 top 5's, 20 top 10's, and earned $3,361,660.

    • Sterling finished 19th in the 2000 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 34 out of the 34 races, had 1 top 5, 7 top 10's, and earned $1,819,640.

    • Sterling finished 25th in the 1997 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 32 out of the 32 races, had 2 top 5's, 6 top 10's, and earned $1,287,570.

    • Sterling finished 8th in the 1996 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 31 out of the 31 races, had 2 wins, 5 top 5's, 10 top 10's, and earned $1,588,425.

    • Sterling finished 16th in the 1999 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 34 out of the 34 races, had 1 pole, 2 top 5's, 5 top 10's, and earned $1,651,371.

    • Sterling finished 13th in the 1998 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 32 out of the 33 races, had 6 top 10's, and earned $1,180,740.

    • Sterling finished 3rd in the 1995 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 31 out of the 31 races, had 1 pole, 3 wins, 9 top 5's, 22 top 10's, and earned $1,589,650.

    • Sterling finished 15th in the 1993 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 30 out of the 30 races, had 1 top 5, 8 top 10's, and earned $494,020.

    • Sterling finished 10th in the 1992 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 29 races, had 5 poles, 6 top 5's, 13 top 10's, and earned $540,615.

    • Sterling finished 7th in the 1991 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 29 races, had 2 poles, 7 top 5's, 16 top 10's, and earned $474,235.

    • Sterling finished 14th in the 1990 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 29 races, had 5 top 5's, 10 top 10's, and earned $311,477.

    • Sterling finished 12th in the 1989 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 29 races, had 4 top 5's, 13 top 10's, and earned $369,837.

    • Sterling finished 10th in the 1988 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 29 races, had 6 top 5's, 13 top 10's, and earned $332,910.

    • Sterling finished 11th in the 1987 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 29 out of the 29 races, had 4 top 5's, 8 top 10's, and earned $261,665.

    • Sterling finished 36th in the 1986 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 10 out of the 29 races, had 2 top 5's, 4 top 10's, and earned $113,070.

    • Sterling finished 37th in the 1985 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 8 out of the 28 races and earned $31,155.

    • Sterling finished 37th in the 1984 standings in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 14 out of the 30 races, had 2 top 10's, and earned $54,355.

    • Sterling finished 18th in the standings on his rookie year in NASCAR's NEXTEL Cup. He started in 30 out of the 30 races, with 1 top 10, and earned $119,375.

    • In 2006 Sterling Marlin started driving the #14 car in honor of his father that died in 2005. His father's car number was #14.

    • He won the Daytona 500 In 1994 and 1995.

    • Sterling's first career win came in his 279th career start at the 1994 Daytona 500.

    • He is the son of Coo Coo Marlin, who was also a NASCAR driver.

    • He was named after the British Formula One legend Stirling Moss.

    • Marlin won the 1994 and 1995 Daytona 500's.

  • Quotes

    • Sterling: (After Regan Smith replacing him in the #14 Ginn Racing Chevroleton) I can get up and look in the mirror and know I've done everything right. I don't think that's the case on the other side so I'll just leave it at that.

    • Sterling Marlin: The Chevrolet has had more nose jobs than Michael Jackson.

    • Sterling Marlin: To drive a car with the same number that my father drove makes the move even more special.

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