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Title: Question about sterling marlin and this weekend?
Post by: Bryan Blanton on August 13, 2005, 03:53:57 AM
Does anyone know what sterling is going to do this weekend?

Will sterling race?

Because on nascar.com there was an article which mentioned that sterling was going home to take care of his ailing father so i wonder if sterling will race this weekend?

Or if he'll let someone else run the car this weekend?


Title: Question about sterling marlin and this weekend?
Post by: sally on August 13, 2005, 08:23:27 PM
Scott Pruett wil be driving the #40 car this weekend.  Sterling is with his father and family, as Coo Coo Marlin has terminal cancer.

Sally


Title: Question about sterling marlin and this weekend?
Post by: Cheryl on August 14, 2005, 05:23:21 PM
Quote from: "sally"
Scott Pruett wil be driving the #40 car this weekend.  Sterling is with his father and family, as Coo Coo Marlin has terminal cancer.


Just heard on NASCAR This Morning that Coo Coo passed away this morning.  

Poor Sterling... :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

Cheryl


Title: Question about sterling marlin and this weekend?
Post by: Bryan Blanton on August 14, 2005, 10:17:25 PM
That's what i was going to say was that coo coo passed away this morning.


Title: Question about sterling marlin and this weekend?
Post by: Bryan Blanton on August 14, 2005, 10:18:37 PM
Hi cheryl

Thanks for correcting my mistake i made on the message board the other day when i accidentally posted this subject twice.


Title: Question about sterling marlin and this weekend?
Post by: Desmond on August 16, 2005, 12:21:27 AM
Here is an obituary of Sterling Marlin's father, from Jayski via ESPN and the Associated Press:

Clifton "Coo Coo" Marlin, one of NASCAR's early stars and father of current Nextel Cup driver Sterling Marlin, died Sunday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73. Marlin died in his hometown of Columbia, Tenn., said officials from Chip Ganassi Racing, which fields cars for Sterling Marlin. Sterling Marlin had returned home from this week's race in Watkins Glen, N.Y., to be with his father. Scott Pruett was scheduled to replace him in Sunday's event. Although he never won a NASCAR points race, Marlin was one of the sport's earliest stars. A hard-nosed racer who made his name racing around the short tracks in Tennessee and Alabama. He became a regular at the Tennessee Fairgrounds, running against the likes of Bobby and Donny Allison and Red Farmer. Marlin won his first title at the Fairgrounds in 1959. He added titles in 1962, then again in 1966 and 1967 and his four titles are a record at the now-defunct race track. Marlin moved onto NASCAR, where he made 165 Cup starts from 1966 to 1980. He had no wins, but earned nine top-fives and 51 top-10 finishes. His series best points finish was 20th in the 1975 season. Recognized as a driver, Marlin also was well-known for a blue collar work ethic that kept him maintaining the land on his Tennessee farm until his death. He passed that work ethic on to his son, Sterling, who despite being a two-time Daytona 500 winner still spends his weekdays working on the farm.
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