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Sterling Marlin wins Tennessee late model race

Pepsi 400 Practice

DAYTONA, FL - JULY 05: Sterling Marlin, Daytona 500 winner, poses prior to practice for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 5, 2007 in Daytona, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images for NASCAR)

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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.

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