It’s been eight years since Sterling Marlin last graced the field of a NASCAR Cup race, but the two-time Daytona 500 winner is still taking racers to school.
The 60-year-old driver from Columbia, Tennessee, visited victory lane Saturday night in a late model race. Marlin drove to victory in a race at Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, a track celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Wearing a Coors Light firesuit from the later half of his nearly 35-year Cup career, Marlin received a $5,000 check for his win.
The old firesuit was appropriate attire for the track’s Throwback & Past Champions night.
Marlin was a 10-time winner on the Cup circuit, with two of his victories coming in the 1994 and 1995 Daytona 500.