FONTANA, Calif., (February 20, 2008) – The second stop of the 2008 season at the newly renamed Auto Club Speedway of Southern California once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents. From weepers and rain delays to four car accidents and red flags, the Auto Club 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. The sparse crowd at the Monday’s rain-delayed race shows that NASCAR still has a long way to go in Southern California.
9. Denny Hamlin has early problems and is out of contention right after the green flag falls.
8. It was a TUMS moment for all the drivers who fell victim to a slippery race track in California.
7. After a top-10 run in Daytona, Elliott Sadler spins out and tags the wall.
6. NASCAR schedules a truck and Nationwide race on the same day and then is forced to hold a Sprint Cup and Nationwide race on Monday. The double-header concept is sidelined by Mother Nature.
5. All the track personnel logs endless laps around Auto Club Speedway in an effort to dry the track.
4. Micheal Waltrip’s Toyota develops an oil leak on the parade laps and finds himself behind before the race even starts. Waltrip would later spin and hit the wall.
3. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fans see their guy involved in a wicked four car crash that takes out Casey Mears, Sam Hornish, Jr. and Reed Sorenson.
2. All the drivers that never got a chance to qualify when rain washed out pole day.
1. All the brave fans that held out hope for over six hours of red flag down time on Sunday only to see the race postponed until Monday.
Stayed tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.