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Aric Almirola wins a rainy Coke Zero 400

...Almirola was 4 months old that day.He was 10 when he watched his first race ? the 1994 Daytona 500 victory by Sterling Marlin ? from the fourth-turn grandstands.The only thing that dampened the party Sunday was that Petty, who had grown...
Racing sons Jeb Burton and Chase Elliott did their fathers' proud

...and all eventually won championships.Other famous racing sons include: Davey Allison, Buddy Baker, Kyle Petty, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Hamilton Jr., Dale Earnhardt Jr. and David Ragan.Jeb Burton, Chase Elliott, Ty and Austin Dillon and...
Hamlin suffers back fracture in crash

...back in a 2003 motorcycle accident. He needed surgery and was out of a race car for almost nine months. In NASCAR, Sterling Marlin missed the last seven races of the 2002 season with a fractured vertebra in his neck.
Haunting memory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. --- The only laps Sterling Marlin makes in retirement are on a tractor at his Tennessee...idea or any blame placed on anyone, whether it be Sterling Marlin or anybody else for that matter, is ridiculous...
Nascar | Sports
'What if?' remains lingering question

DAYTONA BEACH --- What if Dale Earnhardt's black No. 3 Chevrolet still got a bump from Sterling Marlin a decade ago on the final lap of the Daytona 500?But what if Earnhardt walked away after hitting the wall? Would things be different...
Nascar | Sports
Season opener format altered

...non-points race, there now are 28 eligible drivers. Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, Kyle Busch, Michael Waltrip, Sterling Marlin, Bobby Labonte, John Andretti, Derrike Cope and Matt Kenseth all gained a spot in the field as former series champions...
Johnson leaves opening for competition in Chase

...95.07. 36. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 94.984. 37. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 94.889. 38. (09) Sterling Marlin, Dodge, 94.789. 39. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 94.689. 40. (19) Elliott Sadler, Dodge, 94.661...
Speedway Corp. CEO steps down

...Series at next week's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. The team, which won the Daytona 500 twice with Sterling Marlin , withdrew from the sport this year after it couldn't find sponsorship. Eric McClure will be driver. ... A final...
Martin hoping for better luck

...up Saturday with old-timers Harry Gant, Junior Johnson and Jack Ingram. Even though he was partially retired, Sterling Marlin won the legends race, leading led all 35 laps. Marlin also will race in the Sprint Cup Series event today. Martin...
Drivers give tires thumbs-up

...Other drivers expected to compete are Harry Gant , David Green , Jack Ingram , Junior Johnson , Terry Labonte , Sterling Marlin , L.D. Ottinger , Phil Parsons , David Pearson , Jimmy Spencer and Rusty Wallace . THINKING GREEN: Kurt Busch...