LONG POND, Pa. (June 11, 2008 ) – The 14th stop of the 2008 season at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From extreme heat to a conclusion that lacked suspense, 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. Sam Hornish Jr. had an adventurous day at Pocono after being directly involved in at least three cautions; not the best way to earn TV time.
9. Elliott Sadler had one of his best runs of the season, running consistently in the top ten only to have a late race flat tire spoil his day at Pocono.
8. It was a real TUMS moment for all the drivers when they were trapped in their race cars on a sultry day for an eight minute red flag. The drivers were all completely spent after 500 miles at Pocono.
7. After qualifying well, Dario Franchitti is involved in multiple spins at The Tricky Triangle; the transition to stock cars has proved to be a tough one for the veteran open-wheel star.
6. Carl Edwards was in position to challenge for a win when a flat tire on lap 181 moved him down to a ninth-place finish.
5. Clint Bowyer and Juan Pablo Montoya made contact on the front stretch which took out both cars; Montoya’s car burned like a 4th of July grill with too much lighter fluid.
4. Tony Stewart was going to finish in the top ten but got caught speeding on pit road and ends up in 35th, dropping to the bubble position in points.
3. Kyle Busch wrecked his primary car in practice on Friday and the team was forced to roll out a back-up Toyota which forced him to start in the back of the field.
2. Point leader Kyle Busch turned into Jamie McMurry on the front stretch and crashed. Kyle would finish last and see his point lead shrink of a miniscule 21 points over Jeff Burton.
1. Pocono Raceway continued to give drivers and crew chiefs heartburn throughout the weekend as they searched to find the right setup to handle the three unique corners at the 2.5 mile superspeedway, including the past master of Pocono – Jeff Gordon.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see which drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.