TALLADEGA, Ala., (April 28, 2008) – The ninth stop of the 2008 season at the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From engine troubles to a late race, multi-car accident, a fair share of big-name drivers had several TUMSâ moments. Each weekend PRN lead anchor Doug Rice picks the Top 10 TUMS Moments from the weekend’s racing activities.
This week’s Top 10 TUMS honors go to:
10. TUMS’ driver Dario Franchitti is sidelined after breaking his ankle in the Nationwide race; David Stremme stepped in and did a masterful job in the No. 40 Tums QuikPak Dodge.
9. Reed Sorenson, looking to follow-up on his Daytona success, falls short as the Polaroid/Target Dodge experiences engine problems and is out of action after just five laps.
8. Matt Kenseth stages an early exit when his right front tire lets go, forcing the car into the Talladega Superspeedway wall. Kenseth drops four spots and now resides in a very un-Kenseth like 19th position in the championship standings.
7. Joe Gibbs Racing could use a TUMS QuikPak after Tony Stewart spends the whole weekend dropping hints that he wants out of his contract and may be starting his own team.
6. Ken Schrader shocks everyone by qualifying 3rd on Friday but reality sets in and he finishes 42nd with engine problems.
5. Paul Menard runs in the top 5 with the end in sight but gets spun after making contact with Juan Pablo Montoya. Menard recovers and finishes 14th.
4. Race fans that didn’t get to see the race finish under the green should get a TUMS QuikPak. The race was shaping up to be a classic.
3. Jr. Nation is still on hold as he gets collected in a wreck not of his own making; To his credit he stages a great comeback to claim 10th.
2. Elliott Sadler runs near the front for the entire race but the last lap crashes ruin his day as he finishes 29th, he deserved better.
1. Tony Stewart had a rough day. Stewart gets into the wall after cutting down a tire. The No. 20 crew gets the car back up to speed before being caught up in the big wreck. Tony falls two spots in the standing and he’s now ninth and still winless on the season.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see what drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.