CHARLOTTE (Oct. 15, 2007) – The 31st stop of the 2007 season at Lowe’s Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Nextel Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents from pit road miscues to drivers spinning themselves out. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor, Doug Rice, picks the Top 10 TUMS® Moments from that week’s racing activities. For the 31st week of the Nextel Cup season, top TUMS honors go to:
10. The day after he failed to qualify for the Bank of America 500, Dale Jarrett announced that he will only compete in six events next year.
9. With just five races remaining in the season, a certain driver from North Carolina has still not captured a checkered flag. The Tar Heel state has never stopped believing.
8. Kevin Harvick had to make two pit stops early in the race and was never a factor to win. His title hopes disappeared with those flat tires.
7. Matt Kenseth had a rough night in Charlotte as he was involved in two separate crashes; one on lap 157 and another on lap 206.
6. Tony Stewart suffered damage to the right front of his Chevrolet in a pit road incident with Kasey Kahne. Stewart would never be competitive again in the race.
5. Kurt Busch also fell victim to a pit road miscue as the Miller Lite Dodge picked up front- end damage during a routine pit stop. Later, motor problems would ruin a promising night for Busch.
4. Veteran Bill Elliott was unable to finish after he tangled with Casey Mears on lap 189. The Wood Brothers are trying desperately to be in the top 35 in car owner points, but Elliott may be unable to provide a quality finish.
3. After having his best run of the season, Scott Riggs was collected in a late race wreck with Montoya; Riggs had been in the top ten throughout the race.
2. Jimmie Johnson had the fastest car but spun out on his own late in the race. He had a fuel pickup problem, which caused him to lose several positions on the track. He now trails Gordon by 68 points with just five races remaining.
1. After making a bold move to take the lead, Ryan Newman spun while leading. He was just three laps away from breaking a 75-race winless streak.