CHARLOTTE, N.C., (May 27, 2008 ) – The 12th stop of the 2008 season at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From engine and tire troubles to several brushes with the wall, 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. Haas CNC Racing had both of their primary cars confiscated by NASCAR for unapproved modifications – not exactly the way to start the longest race of the year.
9. Even though he was driving the company car in the Coca-Cola 600, Kyle Petty continued to struggle.
8. Brian Vickers looked like the car to beat in the early going, but a wheel came off putting the Red Bull Toyota in the wall.
7. It was a sad day for longtime Lowe’s Motor Speedway President and promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler as he retired following the race.
6. Chip Ganassi’s car won the Indy 500, but his three Sprint Cup cars all struggled in the 600.
5. Jimmie Johnson came up 50 laps short in his bid to win a fourth Coca-Cola 600 as the Lowe’s Chevy had a motor go south.
4. Kyle Busch overcame a dead battery and charged back to a third place finish. Without the electrical problems, Busch may have had his fourth win of the season.
3. Denny Hamlin, Dave Blaney, Reed Sorenson and Martin Truex Jr. all suffered damage when Tony Stewart bottled up the field with a super slow restart on lap 308.
2. Jr. Nation was poised for a major league party as he was pulling away from the field but a right rear tire denied him victory, again. Instead of champagne, it’s TUMS once again for the No. 88 crew.
1. With two laps to go, the checkered flag was insight for Tony Stewart, but a flat tire forced him to pit and he finished 18th. Kasey Kahne inherited the lead and the win.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see which drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.