THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 TUMS® MOMENTS PUTS TEXAS TORNADOES
AT THE HEAD OF THE HEARTBURN POLL
PITTSBURGH, (April 16, 2007) – The seventh stop of the 2007 season at Texas Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Nextel Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents, from severe weather to driver substitutions. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from that week’s racing activities. For the sixth week of the NEXTEL Cup season, top TUMS honors go to:
10. Reed Sorenson sees a top-10 finish in the No. 41 TUMS Dodge Charger disappear with engine problems.
9. Jimmie Johnson’s hot streak ends when he develops motor problems and then is involved in a crash.
8. A crash on the first lap takes out J.J. Yeley before he even completes a lap.
7. Kurt Busch sees a certain top five and a possible win taken away when an ill-timed yellow flag catches him a lap down on pit road.
6. Jeff Gordon brushes the wall while leading late in the race and then fades to fourth, leaving him still winless in Texas.
5. Kasey Kahne’s slow start continues as he finishes 20th.
4. Matt Kenseth surrenders the lead with less than a lap to go, then finishes a close second.
3. Tony Stewart spins causing Dale Earnhardt Jr. to crash while running second along with Kyle Busch, then has to finish the race while piloting the No. 5 car, a very TUMS worthy situation.
2. After being charged with hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident in North Carolina, Michael Waltrip didn’t even get a chance to run in Texas as rain cancelled qualifying and sent Michael home early for a sixth straight week.
1. Race fans evacuate the Texas Motor Speedway on pole day to the sound of tornado sirens as severe thunderstorms rumbled through Northern Texas, fortunately the really nasty weather stayed away from the speedway. That type of action guaranteed to create a queasy stomach.