THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 TUMS® MOMENTS PUTS FANS LACK OF SPORTSMANSHIP
AT THE HEAD OF THE HEARTBURN POLL
PITTSBURGH, (April 30, 2007) – The ninth stop of the 2007 season at Talladega Superspeedway once again had the stars of the Nextel Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents, from expensive fines to beer chucking. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from that week’s racing activities. For the ninth week of the NEXTEL Cup season, top TUMS honors go to:
10. Dale Jarrett uses his sixth and final Champions Provisional to make the field at Talladega,
qualifying from now on will produce a real need for Tums.
9. Michael Waltrip just misses making the show, after being bumped by his teammate David
Reutimann that made it eight straight races where he has failed to qualify. The NAPA Toyota
heads home early again as the season of misery drags on for MWR.
8. Team Red Bull continues to see red as both Vickers and Allmindinger don’t make the cut and
fellow Toyota driver Dave Blaney misses his first race of the season.
7. Tony Stewart has to recant his allegations that NASCAR is akin to professional wrestling and
then Stewart is taken to the mat by the sanctioning body to the tune of a $10,000.00 for failing to
meet his media obligations in Phoenix. Tony then gets popped for speeding on pit road.
6. Clint Bowyer crashes out, bringing out just the second yellow of the day.
5. While slowing to make a trip to pit road Casey Mears is crashed while riding in the top-five all
day after contact from his own teammate Jimmie Johnson.
4. David Reutimann blows a motor while riding third with less than 10 laps to go, ending what
would have easily been his best run of the season.
3. David Stremme, Denny Hamlin and Tony Raines all run out fuel late in the race and have to
watch top-10 runs disappear.
2. Tony Stewart, Greg Biffle and Johnny Sauter crash in the overtime and watch great finishes
1. Sportsmanship took a big hit at Talladega when so called fans used Jeff Gordon’s car as
target practice for beer can throwing. This terrible display of sportsmanship had me reaching for
my own supply of Tums.