Smoke at Busch Qualifying in Atlanta–Photo by Jeff Kluss/SIT
PITTSBURGH, (March 19, 2007) – The fourth stop of the 2007 season at Atlanta Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Nextel Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents, from engine troubles to disappearing victories. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from that week’s racing activities. For the fourth week of the NEXTEL Cup season, top TUMS honors go to:
10. Ryan Newman blisters the field to win his seventh Atlanta pole position then after an engine change is relegated to the back of the field and never threatens for the win.
9. Michael Waltrip’s 2007 struggles continue as his Toyota fails the make the field for the third straight race.
8. Dale Jarrett gets caught speeding on pit road and is required to revisit pit lane only to be penalized a second time for speeding, certainly a reason for indigestion.
7. Scott Riggs’ terrible luck continues as engine failure places him 43rd in Atlanta.
6. Kasey Kahne’s early season woes are prolonged as he is swallowed into a crash not of his own making.
5. Jeremy Mayfield has yet to run a competitive lap in 2007 as he is now 0 for four in qualifying attempts.
4. A loose wheel proves costly for Kyle Busch as a promising run is cut short before it barely starts.
3. Brian Vickers becomes the first Toyota driver to ever a lead a lap in NEXTEL Cup competition and almost immediately afterwards heads to the garage and a 42nd place finish.
2. After winning the Daytona 500 it’s been a tough ride for Kevin Harvick with successive finishes of 17th, 27th and 24th.
1. Tony Stewart saw an almost certain victory disappear with a late race caution and allowed his home improvement rival Jimmie Johnson to make a pass with three laps remaining to secure the win.
Stayed tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.