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#305593 - 07/19/07 02:28 PM Re: Sterling Marlin's out [Re: Radar]
farmin68
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Radar, I agree about the young guns attracting the sponsorship money.

Level the field with equal cars and the veterans like Marlin, Rudd, Martin, Schrader and B. Labonte would dominate.
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#305781 - 07/19/07 05:44 PM Re: Sterling Marlin's out [Re: Radar]
backstraps
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Ah dont count him out....he may have lost the edge, but you know racing is in his blood! I would like to see him get on a top team....but like you said Radar the young guys are the stuff right now! I hope the best for ole Sterling!
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#306707 - 07/20/07 09:56 AM Re: Sterling Marlin's out [Re: backstraps]
BigAl
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He's ready to go part-time anyway, but I hate that it turned out the way it did. I was a big fan of Sterlin when he was in the Coors light car. I have no doubt he would have won the championship the year he was injured.

Nemechek is out also.
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#306956 - 07/20/07 02:04 PM Re: Sterling Marlin's out [Re: BigAl]
Radar
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Rememeber when Sterling got out of the car during a red flag stop several years ago and tried to pull a fender out ?
I saw him in town just prior to Daytona and had to bite my tongue when I told him good luck . I wanted to say "Stay in your car this time "
I also remember when greg Biffle wrecked him ,and he called Greg "bug eyed dummy" during the post wreck interview . \:D
I also rember Sterling wrecking Ryan Newman ,and Ryn said Stering probably couldn't see after his tupee slipped down over his eyes".

\:D
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#307610 - 07/21/07 08:17 AM Re: Sterling Marlin's out [Re: NCST8GUY]
farmin68
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 Originally Posted By: NCST8GUY
I think Ginn is pretty competitive. I know you like Marlin though. But he wasn't doing much in that car. Ole Mark Martin has actually run in their stuff ok.



NCST8, I just saw this post. I too was wondering why Sterling wasn't running as good as Martin and I think I've found the answer..... Many people feel that Ginn only has enough good equipment to put one competitive car on the track. Since Martin is such a huge investment ($10mil+ salary) for Ginn and they have a high dollar sponsor, the good equipment is going into the 01 car.

I think Marlin, Rudd, Schrader, Elliot, Labonte, and many other veterans can still drive the wheels off of a race car. Problem is they don't have the young face the big buck sponsors want.

Hopefully the COT will help the low-budget teams next year.
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