RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 10, 2008) – The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Richmond International Speedway for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 in Richmond, Va. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From storms that pushed the race to a Sunday start and the anticipation from drivers who were about to make their last attempt at the Chase, everyone from fans to big-name drivers experienced more than a few 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. Hurricane Hanna managed to postpone the entire race weekend until Sunday, but attendees got lucky as Hurricane Hanna turned out to be mostly hype.
9. Hurricane Hanna also delayed the debut of the much talked about Joey Lagano (or Slice Bread), who will have to stay on the shelf for another week.
8. Clint Bowyer qualified for the Chase at Richmond, but spent a great deal of the race running outside the top 12 in points. Talk about a driver who could have benefited from a few TUMS on Sunday.
7. Dodge, whose cars won the season opener at Daytona, have to be disappointed as they failed to put a single car in the Chase.
6. A disappointed Kasey Kahne was left wondering what went wrong – Kahne won the All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 and Pocono, but couldn’t fight his way back into the top 12 in time for the Chase.
5. Johnny Sauter brought out the yellow on lap 96 when his Hunt Brothers Pizza car pancaked the wall, proving once and for all that pancakes and pizza don’t go well together.
4. David Ragan appeared to be Chase bound but his late race contact with Clint Bowyer sealed his fate, and he is denied a spot in the Chase.
3. The long drought continued for some of racing’s biggest names – now 26 races into the season, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick still don’t have checkered flag between them.
2. Even though David Reutimann led the most laps on Sunday, he let victory slip away and settled for a 9th place finish.
1. Early in the race Dale Earnhardt Jr. made contact with race leader Kyle Busch, spinning him into the wall. TUMS are in order when your car crashes, and almost everyone in the stands are cheering.