ATLANTA, (March 11, 2008) – The fourth stop of the 2008 season at Atlanta Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-inducing incidents. From near hard tires to late-race engine troubles, a fair share of big-name drivers 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. Kasey Kahne – after finishing in the top ten for the first 3 races, Kahne mows through the infield grass and finishes a lackluster 28th.
9. Kurt Busch – he just couldn’t get the Miller Lite Dodge up to speed and went a lap down to Dale Earnhardt Jr. early in the race, although he rallied to a top 10 finish.
8. Every fan that showed up early for the Nationwide race on Saturday – the fans were greeted with howling winds and snow, fortunately the weather improved a little.
7. The Atlanta TV weathermen – they predicted rain all day Friday, but by 10 a.m. the sun was out and everything resumed on schedule. With all their sophisticated gear, they still can’t get the weather right.
6. Atlanta Motor Speedway race fans – it’s the last time they will see Dale Jarrett compete at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
5. Jimmie Johnson – he comes up short in his bid to win three in a row at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He spent most of the race a lap down and finished 13th.
4. Elliott Sadler – he struggled all day long and brought the caution out twice; his Best Buy Dodge eventually wound up on the rollback.
3. Carl Edwards – he seemingly had the fastest car, but his Ford has a motor explode as he is leading on lap 274.
2. Toyota – the second-year manufacturer scores a historic win but Stewart’s tirade against Goodyear steals the headlines, (see Tums Moment No.1).
1. Tony Stewart – he declares war on Goodyear and robs Toyota of their day in the sun, creating a public relations nightmare for Goodyear.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.