KANSAS CITY (October 1, 2007) – The 29th stop of the 2007 season at Kansas Speedway once again had the stars of the Nextel Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents, from not one, but two rain delays to several of the Chase drivers finding themselves finishing 35th or worse. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from that week’s racing activities. For the 29th week of the Nextel Cup season, top TUMS honors go to:
10. Ryan Newman was busted for a low roof after qualifying second. He lost his outside front row starting spot and had to start the race from the back of the pack.
9. Jimmie Johnson crashed during Happy Hour and had to take the green flag in a backup car.
8. While the southeast continued to wilt under a yearlong drought, the race in Kansas was red-flagged twice for rain.
7. Having a race called because of darkness is crazy. The last time I looked, they actually can put up lights at speedways.
6. Tony Stewart was the leader when the race was red-flagged after 148 laps and past the halfway mark. He would have been the winner had racing not resumed more than two hours later.
5. After the track was dried and the race restarted, Tony Stewart’s car received minimal damage in a multi-car crash on lap 159 involving seven cars. That minimal damage claimed Stewart on lap 176 when a tire rub triggered a wreck that took out Stewart and Carl Edwards.
4. It was a tough day to be a Chase driver as Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Carl Edwards and Jeff Burton all finished 35th or worse.
3 Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun Kyle Busch early on and accepted the blame, but it did not do Busch any good as he limped home in 41st place.
2. The rain delays forced network television to switch from ABC to ESPN2. How many race fans needed TUMS when they could no longer watch the race after it was moved to cable?
1. Greg Biffle won the race breaking a long losing streak, but now has to deal with the controversial finish and the endless questions of who actually won.