Now it's over. Sterling Marlin doesn't have a ride for next month's race.
"Everything has to end sometime," says Sterling Marlin, 51. "Nothing goes on forever."
Marlin has been swapping paint at Daytona for some three decades, and before that helped his dad Coo Coo's Daytona efforts. Last year he just missed cracking the lineup in his qualifying race. This year he won't even get to try.
"I thought I might have something lined up but it didn't work out," Marlin said earlier this week.
Marlin will still be in Daytona doing some PR work for Coors Beer, with a possibility of landing a ride in the second-tier Nationwide Series. Despite the Daytona disappointment, Sterling is not hanging up his helmet in the Sprint Cup Series. He is scheduled to run "12 to 14" races this year, sharing a ride in James Finch's No. 9 with Ken Schrader and Mike Bliss. -- Nashville City Paper
Captain Thunder Has Created A New NASCAR Smart Phone App
"Captain Thunder's NASCAR News"
Click Here To Download The Most Complete NASCAR App Available Anywhere