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Sterling Marlin

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Sterling Marlin
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Born:  June 30, 1957
Hometown:  Columbia/Franklin, Tennessee, USA
Spouse:  Paula
Children:  Steadman and Sutherlin
1983 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year
1994 Daytona 500 Winner
1995 Daytona 500 Winner

NASCAR Nextel Cup driver.  Son of former NASCAR driver Coo Coo Marlin.

Photographs

Sterling Marlin at the 1983 Van Scoy 500 1983 Van Scoy 500
The Roger Hamby owned Hesco Exhaust Pontiac of Sterling Marlin finished 29th in the 1983 Van Scoy 500.
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1987 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400 1987 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion 400 Pit Fire 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion 400 Pit Fire 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion 400 Pit Fire 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1988 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1988 Champion 400 Pit Fire 1988 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1989 Champion 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1989 Champion 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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1989 Sterling Marlin Car at the 1989 Champion 400 1989 Champion Spark Plug 400
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Sterling Marlin at the 1997 Pocono 500 1997 Pocono 500
After some good years in the #4, the team started to slip in 1997 with no wins and 25th in points and Marlin and the team split after the season.
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Sterling Marlin HSCRS Sterling Marlin Car at the 2007 HSCRS San Jose Grand Prix
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Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
January 18, 2003NASCAR Winston Cup PreviewSterling Marlin
October 19, 2004NASCAR Media ConferenceSterling Marlin
Tony Stewart
June 7, 2005NASCAR Media ConferenceSterling Marlin
January 16, 2006NASCAR Media ConferenceSterling Marlin
Joe Nemechek
July 24, 2007When a handshake meant more then a signed contractBecky Davidson


Merchandise

Collectable Cards

Card Set List

Set & #CardDetails
1992 Maxx 22Sterling Marlin#22 Maxwell House Ford
1992 Maxx 1891991 Memorable MomentsSterling Marlin car fire at the Bud 500
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC2Sterling Marlin#4 Kodak Chevrolet Monte Carlo
1996 Upper Deck Road to the Cup RC1251995 Award Winners: Sterling Marlin (3rd in Pts.)#4 Kodak Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Model Kits & Die Cast Cars

TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScaleNotes
Model KitAMT6457Maxwell House Thunderbird1:25#22 Sterling Marlin


Racing Record

Click on Racing in the navigation bar to see a list of the series and seasons included in the Library's racing records.

Winston Cup/Nextel Cup/Sprint Cup Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
19761027610000$565
19786922620001$10,170
19798612310000$505
19804938750002$29,810
1981937920000$1,955
1982115010000$3,615
1983182980300001$119,375
1984371207140002$54,355
19853764580000$31,155
198636989100024$113,070
1987113381290048$261,665
19881036212900613$332,910
19891234222900413$369,837
19901433872900510$311,477
1991738392920716$474,235
19921036032950613$540,615
1993153355300018$494,020
19941434433111511$925,310
1995343613113922$1,589,650
1996836823102510$1,588,425
1997252954320026$1,287,570
1998133530320006$1,180,740
1999163397341025$1,651,371
2000193363340017$1,819,640
20013474136121220$3,361,660
20021837032902814$3,711,150
20031837453600011$3,960,810
2004213857360037$4,117,750
2005303183350015$4,080,120
2006342854360001$3,248,030
2007401752210000$2,057,690
20085148290000$719,795
20095331670000$493,720

Busch Grand National/Busch Series/Nationwide Series Career Statistics

YearPos.PointsStartsPolesWinsTop 5Top 10Winnings
1986133010000$830
19884644540000$6,406
19897713420000$12,475
19904862550122$81,690
19927220620011$13,169
19934186480012$36,493
19944481090013$49,680
19966026221011$31,285
19976928530000$17,020
19985849050002$35,649
19995477770013$67,565
20006252540123$56,575
200410215220000$32,530
2005291985190035$408,295
200710620320000$39,605
20081189710000$20,858

Win List

DateSeriesRaceTrack
October 6, 1990Busch Grand NationalAll Pro Auto Parts 300Charlotte Motor Speedway
February 20, 1994Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International Speedway
February 19, 1995Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International Speedway
March 26, 1995Winston CupTranSouth 400Darlington Raceway
July 23, 1995Winston CupDieHard 500Talladega Superspeedway
April 28, 1996Winston CupWinston Select 500Talladega Superspeedway
July 6, 1996Winston CupPepsi 400Daytona International Speedway
March 25, 2000Busch Grand NationalCheez-It 250Bristol Motor Speedway
August 19, 2001Winston CupPepsi 400 presented by MeijerMichigan International Speedway
October 7, 2001Winston CupUAW-GM Quality 500Lowe's Motor Speedway
March 3, 2002Winston CupUAW-DaimlerChrysler 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway
March 17, 2002Winston CupCarolina Dodge Dealers 400Darlington Raceway

Race-by-Race Record

DateSeriesRaceTrackMake#SponsorStartFinishStatusPointsEarnings
May 8, 1976Winston CupMusic City 420Nashville SpeedwayChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley3029Out (Oil Pump)76/0$565
May 28, 1978Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley79Running138/0$9,615
July 15, 1978Winston CupNashville 420Nashville SpeedwayChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley725Out (No Brakes)88/0$555
July 14, 1979Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley1415Out (Broken Lug Nut)123/5$505
February 17, 1980Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet14Cunningham-Kelley368Running142/0$17,810
April 13, 1980Winston CupCRC Rebel 500Darlington RacewayOldsmobile5W. Va. Solar Energy3411Running130/0$2,975
May 25, 1980Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile5The 5 Racers3816Running115/0$3,750
July 12, 1980Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayChevrolet40Waylon Jennings177RunningPE$4,335
October 5, 1980Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet14Buck Stove2836Out (Accident)PE$940
July 11, 1981Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayBuick99Coors2626Out (Engine Failure)PE$730
October 11, 1981Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet14Coors2928Out (Clutch Linkage)79/0$1,225
October 10, 1982Winston CupNational 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile41Jiffy Lube3223Out (Engine Failure)PE$3,615
February 20, 1983Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems3334Out (Piston)61/0$6,485
February 27, 1983Winston CupRichmond 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2518Running109/0$3,520
March 13, 1983Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2713Running124/0$5,190
March 27, 1983Winston CupCoca-Cola 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems2831Out (Accident)70/0$2,880
April 10, 1983Winston CupTranSouth 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems3511Running130/0$7,185
April 17, 1983Winston CupNorthwestern Bank 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2022Running97/0$1,470
April 24, 1983Winston CupVirginia National Bank 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1912Running127/0$3,930
May 1, 1983Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems2241Out (Engine Failure)40/0$2,985
May 7, 1983Winston CupMarty Robbins 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1311Running130/0$3,665
May 15, 1983Winston CupMason-Dixon 500Dover Downs International SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2610Running134/0$6,260
May 21, 1983Winston CupValleydale 500Bristol International SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1918Running109/0$2,300
May 29, 1983Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems3019Running106/0$6,160
June 5, 1983Winston CupBudweiser 400Riverside International RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems3025Out (Engine Failure)88/0$2,500
June 12, 1983Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2029Out (Engine Failure)76/0$3,320
June 19, 1983Winston CupGabriel 400Michigan International SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2820Running103/0$4,925
July 4, 1983Winston CupFireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems2816Running115/0$5,555
July 16, 1983Winston CupBusch Nashville 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1815Running118/0$3,315
July 24, 1983Winston CupLike Cola 500Pocono RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2018Running109/0$3,990
July 31, 1983Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems2221Out (Engine Failure)100/0$5,555
August 21, 1983Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems2529Running76/0$3,045
August 27, 1983Winston CupBusch 500Bristol International SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2315Running118/0$3,475
September 5, 1983Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems3324Out (Accident)91/0$5,350
September 11, 1983Winston CupWrangler SanforSet 400Richmond Fairgrounds RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2126Out (Cylinder Head)85/0$2,195
September 18, 1983Winston CupBudweiser 500Dover International SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2227Out (Engine Failure)82/0$3,110
September 25, 1983Winston CupGoody's 500Martinsville SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1327Out (Accident)82/0$2,530
October 2, 1983Winston CupHolly Farms 400North Wilkesboro SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems1917Running112/0$2,875
October 9, 1983Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems3040Out (Engine Failure)43/0$2,000
October 30, 1983Winston CupHodgdon American 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems2215Running118/0$4,215
November 6, 1983Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet17Hesco Exhaust Systems2616Running115/0$4,925
November 20, 1983Winston CupWinston Western 500Riverside International RacewayPontiac17Hesco Exhaust Systems4117Running112/0$4,465
February 19, 1984Winston CupDaytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet10Kings Inn4015Running118/0$15,150
March 4, 1984Winston CupHodgdon Carolina 500North Carolina Motor SpeedwayBuick23Bahre Racing2035Out (Accident)58/0$1,085
May 6, 1984Winston CupWinston 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet95Sadler Racing2812Running127/0$6,600
May 12, 1984Winston CupCoors 420Nashville International RacewayChevrolet95Walker Cullum2718Running109/0$2,285
May 27, 1984Winston CupWorld 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet95Jim Testa Chevrolet2729Out (Engine Failure)76/0$2,705
June 10, 1984Winston CupVan Scoy 500Pocono RacewayChevrolet95Pilot Air Freight2333Out (Rear End)64/0$2,515
July 4, 1984Winston CupPepsi FireCracker 400Daytona International SpeedwayChevrolet95Sadler Racing3033Out (Engine Failure)64/0$2,675
July 14, 1984Winston CupPepsi 420Nashville International RacewayPontiac52Broadway Motors1930Out (Accident)73/0$2,800
July 29, 1984Winston CupTalladega 500Talladega SuperspeedwayChevrolet95Sadler Racing2032Out (Engine Failure)67/0$3,280
August 12, 1984Winston CupChampion 400Michigan International SpeedwayChevrolet95Jim Testa Chevrolet2732Out (Engine Failure)67/0$2,320
August 25, 1984Winston CupBusch 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayOldsmobile95Sadler Racing228Running142/0$3,250
September 2, 1984Winston CupSouthern 500Darlington RacewayChevrolet95Sadler Racing2639Out (Accident)46/0$2,305
October 7, 1984Winston CupMiller 500Charlotte Motor SpeedwayChevrolet95Sadler Racing3235Out (Accident)58/0$2,060
November 11, 1984Winston CupAtlanta Journal 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayChevrolet95Sadler Racing319Running138/0$5,325
February 22, 2009Sprint CupAuto Club 500Auto Club SpeedwayDodge09Phoenix RacingDNQ
March 1, 2009Sprint CupShelby 427Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayDodge09Phoenix RacingDNQ
March 22, 2009Sprint CupFood City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayDodge09Phoenix Racing4340Out (Steering)43/0$83,550
March 29, 2009Sprint CupGoody's Fast Pain Relief 500Martinsville SpeedwayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & GamingDNQ
April 18, 2009Sprint CupSubway Fresh Fit 500Phoenix International RacewayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & Gaming3940Out (Accident)43/0$65,400
May 9, 2009Sprint CupSouthern 500 presented by GoDaddy.comDarlington RacewayDodge09Phoenix Racing4342Out (Transmission)37/0$71,630
June 7, 2009Sprint CupPocono 500Pocono RacewayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & Gaming3639Out (Fuel Pump)46/0$65,025
June 14, 2009Sprint CupLifeLock 400Michigan International SpeedwayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & Gaming4241Out (Electrical)40/0$73,665
July 26, 2009Sprint CupAllstate 400 at the BrickyardIndianapolis Motor SpeedwayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & Gaming175.72351.217-1.781
August 3, 2009Sprint CupSunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500Pocono RacewayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & Gaming3638Out (Transmission)49/0$65,150
October 17, 2009Sprint CupNASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of AmericaLowe's Motor SpeedwayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & GamingDNQ
October 25, 2009Sprint CupTums Fast Relief 500Martinsville SpeedwayDodge09Miccosukee Resort & Gaming3835Out (Brakes)58/0$69,300


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