MARTINSVILLE, Va., (April 2, 2008) – The sixth stop of the 2008 season at Martinsville Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents. From drivers on the edge of the top-35 in owner points to the beating and banging that is commonplace at Martinsville, 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.
This week’s Top-10 TUMS honors go to:
10. Sprint Cup Series fans just can’t seem to escape the cold as winter-like conditions had everyone seeking warmth at Martinsville. There was no warmth to be found.
9. Fan favorite Kyle Petty fails to qualify for the Goody’s Cool Orange 500.
8. Elliott Sadler hurts his lower back while working out earlier in the week and has to race in pain all day while managing a 15th place finish.
7. Kyle Busch enters Martinsville the point’s leader but suffers transmission problems and finishes 38th to drop him from the points lead.
6. While battling for third Jimmie Johnson spins out and has to restart all the way back in 24th position, costing him a chance to win his fourth-consecutive race at Martinsville.
5. Matt Kenseth earned his TUMS. He was involved in no less than three cautions. He would struggle to a 30th place finish.
4. Kurt Busch tangles with little brother Kyle early on and suffers nothing but problems the remainder of the race. He finishes in the 30th position.
3. Michael Waltrip spends most of the week talking about a misplaced sway bar and then to make matters worse he finishes a forgettable 35th.
2. Jr. Nation is still waiting for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win in the No. 88. They’ll have to be satisfied that he sits fourth in points.
1. Jeff Burton is held up over the closing laps by rookie Michael McDowell and it robs Burton of any chance at victory. McDowell will need that favor returned one day.
TUMS announced on Friday that its using its newest product, the TUMS QuikPak instant dissolve powder, to bring its fastest relief ever to Martinsville Speedway as the entitlement sponsor or the October 19, 2008 Sprint Cup series race – The TUMS QuikPak 500.