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#1 Jul 19, 2007
Sterling marlin has been a true showing of what auto racing is. All NASCAR wants to do is push the young punks and forget all the guys that made it what it is today. Sterling never got any air time, the cameras never shows anyone bu Jr, Tony, or the Bush boys(Tweedle Dee/ Tweedle Dum)
#2 Jul 20, 2007
I've been a SM fan for a long time but I have gotten very tired of Sterling never being competitive. I think Ginn's cars (Mark doesn't seem to have a problem in the Army car) and the crews are good (Slugger no slouch). Sterling has not been the same since he broke his neck. I don't fault him for being more careful on the track but while he's just logging laps and finishing 20th I am beating my head in praying for a top ten. Please Sterling-buy some more land in Murfreesboro and farm all you want. Just let the loyal, die hard Sterling Marlin
fans ease into the transition of trying to find a driver half as cool as you. Fender pull at Daytona will always be the best!!
#3 Jul 21, 2007
Nothing like a real estate investor to come along and stab you in the back. I bet it happens alot..but not usually to a veteran class act racecar driver like Sterling Marlin. Ginn should be ashamed of himself. And he says he is friends of the Marlin family, with friends like Bobby Ginn who needs enemies.
#4 Jul 22, 2007
Gotta agree to a point with James in The Boro. I've been a die hard Sterling fan since I knew what Nascar was. He's the most sincere and nicest guy out there.... I met him by chance at a bar in St. Thomas.... after introducing myself he made a point to find me at the end of the night and say thank you to me and shake my hand to say good bye. That meant alot. Hard luck with the neck thing, he could've really been big if that didn't happen. It's obvious he's tired of it now though by his comments. He should have kept that to himself until the end of the year, I really think that was a factor in the Ginn decision. I whish a great deal would come along, and he would at least get 20 races next year to close the book on his career the right way. No one wants to go out that way. Ginn did a backstabbing move like any business man would. A good man should take care of their own and have class, and he obviously has none. There's morals and etiquette to be followed in life. He'll get his in the end.
Daytona Fender Pull was the absolute best... "I saw Earnhardt do it at the Firecracker 400......"!!!!!
#5 Jul 24, 2007
Say what you want about his age and him breaking his neck but he got garbage trucks to drive. Nascar would have you believe that the cars are all equal but they are not. They can not be. No engines are the same and no suspensions are the same. His crews were not the best either. Put him in a Hendricks or Roush car and you would see a competitor. Sterling Marlin is a class act and an asset to Nascar.
#6 Jul 24, 2007
I think Bobby Ginn is probably a one and done owner. He's demonstrated that he is a complete idiot when he comes in, buys airplanes, hires a boatload of people then finds he doesn't have any sponsors. Who does that? Buy airplanes for a race team? Sure, they have to fly, but buy airplanes? Talk about putting the cart before the horse. It's people like him who are coming into NASCAR and thinking they can hire the next young punk to ride around in circles and collect big sponsor money. I mean, let's just hire models and be done with it. That's all NASCAR and their sponsors want.
And another thing, i am going to religiously pull for Danika Patrick. She is going to win in Cart or whatever that series is called and she'll pick up big sponsor money, take away fans from NASCAR and put those punks where they belong.
See you later NASCAR! The fastest growing flop since Bill France III or whatever took over.
#7 Jul 25, 2007
Sterling really was a class act. Never brash or flashy, but down-home honest and a clean competitor. Sterling was also a very talented driver that never really got recognized by the big-name teams. In a clean, head-to-head competition with any of the "Young Guns" out there, I'd put my money on Sterling, every time. I hope he gets a ride in a decent car so he can finish out his career in a fitting manner. "Age and Cunning will overcome Youth and Exuberance, every time." Go, Sterling!
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