BRISTOL, Tenn. (August 26, 2008 ) – The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Sharpie 500 in Bristol, Tenn. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From wrecks that took out unsuspecting drivers to another weekend win for Carl Edwards (marking his sixth win in the Sprint Cup Series this season), big-name drivers experienced more than a few TUMSâ moments in Bristol. 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. After young David Ragan crashed during qualifying, and started at the rear of the pack, he managed to pull off a top ten finish and will stay in contention to make the Chase.
9. Jeff Burton’s hope for winning back-to-back races at Bristol disappeared when he was a casualty in a wreck involving several other drivers. Despite trouble at Bristol, Burton still looks like a lock to make the Chase.
8. A loose seat belt sidelined Elliott Sadler for eight laps and cost Elliott any chance of a decent finish.
7. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was penalized at the start of the race for passing right before the start/finish line. He spent the entire race trying to get back on the lead lap, a goal he was unable to accomplish.
6. Jimmie Johnson never got to contend for the win as he and Sterling Marlin got together early and Johnson immediately found himself 10 laps down to the leaders.
5. Chase contender Kasey Kahne crashed out of the race and fell out of the top twelve. Kahne needs to race to exceptional finishes at California and Richmond if he wants to regain a position in the Chase.
4. The TUMS Wave set a Guinness World Record™ for the world’s largest audience wave. In the spirit of the TUMS, the wave made it around the track fast. So fast that the crowd kicked into over-time and turned the two-lap event into an exercise routine that continued for five laps around the bowl at Bristol Motor Speedway.
3. For the second week in row Dave Blaney crashed out due to no fault of his own. It’s been a tough season for the former World of Outlaw Champion.
2. Bill Elliott excited longtime fans by qualifying fifth on Friday and ran in the top ten for the first 200 laps. The Awesome One eventually faded and came home in 26th.
1. Kyle Busch absolutely dominated the race by leading 415 straight laps but gave up the lead and the win when Carl Edwards administered a bump and run on lap 469. It should be noted that with eight wins this season, Kyle has seldom appeared on this list.
Stay tuned each week for the Top 10 TUMS Moments to see which drivers and teams are most in need of TUMS fast relief.