DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (Feb. 20 2008) – The first stop of the 2008 season at Daytona International Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents. From qualifying woes to last-lap lead changes, the 50th anniversary of the Daytona 500 proved to have several TUMSâ moments. Each weekend, PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from last weekend’s racing activities.
The Top 10 TUMS honors go to:
10. Jacques Villeneuve finds out that he is out of Bill Davis Racing after failing to make the Daytona 500.
9. Bill Elliot fails to qualify for the Daytona 500 and the Wood Brothers are forced to go home early.
8. Joe Nemechek has a lug-nut go through the oil pan dashing his hopes of a good finish.
7. Despite winning both series support races, Toyota falters late in the 500 as Tony Stewart finishes third followed by teammate Kyle Busch in fourth position.
6. Jeff Gordon fails in his attempt to win his fourth Daytona 500 as his DuPont Chevrolet has suspension misery and struggles to a 30th-place finish.
5. After contact from behind on Lap 177, Jimmie Johnson and his Lowe’s Chevrolet never can recover and drops out of contention.
4. On Lap 183, Clint Boyer gets turned around while leading the Daytona 500 by Juan Pablo Montoya and relinquishes the lead.
3. David Ragan swerves on the track and pushes his teammate Matt Kenseth into the wall.
2. Casey Mears crashes into Turn 1 on lap 195 after contact from Tony Stewart.
1. Tony Stewart is leading at the white flag but is denied his first Daytona 500 after being double-teamed by the Dodge’s of Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman.
Stayed tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.