Friday, June 30, 2017

Sterling Marlin Born In Columbia, Tennessee - June 30, 1957

June 30, 1957
Sterling Marlin
(Photo; Sterling Marlin climbs out of his car via photopin (license))
Born in Columbia, Tennessee, USA.
Now retired, he formerly competed in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, winning the Daytona 500 in 1994 and 1995. He was the 1983 Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year. He is the son of late NASCAR driver Coo Coo Marlin.

In 1976, he made his NASCAR debut at Nashville Speedway, filling in for his injured father in the #14 H.B. Cunningham Chevrolet. He started 30th and finished 29th after suffering oil pump failure early in the race. From 1980 to 1982, Marlin was a three-time track champion at the historic Nashville Speedway USA.

Marlin announced his retirement from racing on March 18, 2010 and currently owns a Dodge dealership in Dickson, Tennessee. In 2012, Marlin publicly revealed that he had been diagnosed with Parkinsonism.  He is married to Paula and has a daughter, Sutherlin, and a son, Steadman, a former Nationwide Series driver.

In late 2011, Marlin helped form Tennessee Racing Association, LLC, along with several other drivers and businessmen, in an effort to preserve Fairgrounds Speedway and allow the track to remain active in the racing community. Although he is retired from NASCAR competition, Marlin still remains an active driver in the Pro Late Model Division at Fairgrounds Speedway. He has been a member of the Fairgrounds Speedway Hall of Fame since his induction in 2009.

No comments:

Post a Comment