Watkins Glen, N.Y. (August 11, 2008 ) – The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. had the stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing severe heartburn. From a nine car pileup and the resulting 40-minute lull in action to finishes that affected the Chase for the Championship, big-name drivers experienced more than a few TUMSâ moments at the Glen. 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. Jeff Gordon was looking to find his way back to the winner’s circle at one of his top tracks but instead the DuPount Chevy wound up finishing 29th after starting 6th.
9. A curious pit strategy took Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of contention for the win. The number 88 car led 28 of the first 29 laps but eventually finished 22.
8. Ryan Neman saw his remote hopes for making the Chase vanish at the Glen after his Dodge placed 26th after suffering multiple mishaps.
7. Clint Bowyer started the day in 12th, clinging to the final place in the Chase. After finishing 23rd he slipped to 13th in points and is temporarily out of the top 12 with only four races remaining before the cut-off day.
6. It was an all day struggle for David Ragan, another driver battling to find a spot in the Chase. Ragan started at the back of the pack in a back up car and most likely dropped out of Chase contention after a 30th-place finish.
5. Robby Gordon, a perpetual road course favorite, struggled at the Glen and spent most of the race trying to get back on the lead lap. At the end of the day 27th was the best he was able to do.
4. Bobby Labonte was involved in a nine car crash with just seven laps remaining. Labonte’s car was destroyed and he was flown to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.
3. The race fans had to endure a 40-minute lull in the action while track workers cleaned and repaired the track after the big wreck. This was almost like waiting 40 minutes for a pitching change at the ball bark.
2. David Gilliland and Michael McDowell were called to the NASCAR trailer after their on-track altercation triggers the “big one”.
1. All of the drivers who thought they might catch Kyle Busch are in serious need of TUMS. Busch’s win at the Glen guarantees him the number one seed when the Chase begins in just four weeks.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see which drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.