SONOMA, Calif. (June 24, 2008 ) – The 16th stop of the 2008 season at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From extreme heat to a late race red flag, several 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. Robby Gordon struggled throughout the entire race and finished two laps down. It was a tough day for the road course expert.
9. The so-called “Road Course Ringers” come up empty. Ron Fellows finished 29th, Scott Pruett came home 41st and Boris Said had a disastrous day. Is it about time to end this experiment?
8. Juan Pablo Montoya looked strong early, but after getting into a tangle with Marcos Ambrose he never threatened for the win again. Despite the incident, Montoya recorded his second top ten of the year.
7. I hate to do this, but Jeff Gordon has to be on the list of drivers with heartburn after he finished third. He has won five times at Infineon and he never even came close to contending. Gordon is still winless on the 2008 season.
6. Jeff Gordon is not the only championship driver without a win this year – Tony Stewart took 10th after a late race spin. Could the behind the scenes stuff be a distraction for Smoke?
5. Kasey Kahne starts on the pole but after leading the first four laps the Budweiser Dodge is never among the leaders again. Consequently, Kahne dropped two spots in the points standing.
4. David Reutimann’s day came to a sudden end when he wound up in the tire barrier in turn 10. Fortunately Reutimann came out okay, but his Toyota didn’t fare as well.
3. Elliott Sadler was headed for at least a top five finish, but the Stanley Tools Dodge developed a flat tire and he lost 14 spots on the last two laps to finish 19th.
2. Every driver needed a TUMS QuikPak after Kyle Busch looked terrible in practice and qualifying, but then blew away the field in the race. Busch hasn’t won five races by accident.
1. This week’s number one TUMS moment has to go to Marcos Ambrose. He looked poised to pull off the upset win, but a series of problems sidelined his Ford and he recorded a 42nd-place finish. Other drivers could learn a lesson from his positive outlook in the face of big problems.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see which drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.