Joliet, Ill. (July 15, 2007) – The 19th stop of the 2007 season at Chicagoland Speedway once again had the stars of the Nextel Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents, from blown tires to blown engines to contact with the wall. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from that week’s racing activities. For the 19th week of the Nextel Cup season, top TUMS honors go to:
10. Elliott Sadler crashes during the last five minutes of happy hour. Elliott has to start the race in the rear with an unproven race car, which proves to give him indigestion the entire race.
9. The Chevrolet of Paul Menard barely gets up to speed in the race before he is sidelined with engine failure.
8. Chicagoland Speedway once again produces less-than-riveting on track action. Do the folks at TUMS make anything to keep you awake?
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. experiences a myriad of problems from missing pit road to brushing the wall to finally seeing the power steering give away. Jr. managed to finish 19th in the Bud Chevrolet.
6. Martin Truex Jr. starts off strong but fails to make it to the finish as his engine gave up the ghost in the later stages of the race.
5. A tough season for Robby Gordon gets tougher as he crashes out the Jim Beam machine.
4. Dave Blaney and Ward Burton are victims of a late-race crash that takes out two drivers that really need to just finish races.
3. The Dominos Toyota of David Reutimann overcooks an engine, bringing on a serious case of heartburn.
2. Millions of Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans now have to find a new favorite brew after they learn that Budweiser will not follow Jr. to Hendrick Motorsports.
1. Jimmie Johnson experiences a hard crash after the right rear tire gives away; the Lowe’s Chevrolet was running second at the time of the crash.