The Gaynalysis is just one gay NASCAR fan’s take on the race weekend – you can read the “straight recap” of the Virginia is for Lovers 400 by clicking here.
While Richmond is often referred to as Denny Hamlin’s hometown track – it was the brothers Busch that made RIR their whipping boy this weekend.
It shouldn’t be that surprising. Kyle has won 4 of the past Spring races in Virginia and during last year’s chase Kurt and Kyle finished P5 and P6. Kurt won the Nationwide race on Friday driving car #54 for his brother and boss… it was the inaguaral win for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Kurt famously blew up at Jenna Fryer last year at Richmond – swearing up and down he never said what everyone with a TV heard his say and then ripping up his own words in a transcript presented by Fryer. This incident was the base of the cake the Kurt baked and then later iced with some Jerry Punch before being fired from Penske Racing.
Kyle carried the momentum from his win as a team owner into Sunday by getting his first points win for the forgiving Joe Gibbs since he was scolded by NASCAR and M&M’s late last season after being parked in Texas.
Why bring up two rough patches for the brothers on such a victorious weekend for them both….. because the Busch brothers make NASCAR more exciting to watch. They have taken to role of villain like Newt Gingrich took to pie. We need these two guys in our sport – they can drive and their “rough patches” give us something to talk about during Pocono.
I actually didn’t watch the race live – I was at my local short track on Saturday night watching some real beating and banging…. but thanks to my DVR I was able to watch most of the race….. all of those people who call NASCAR Radio to bitch about long green flag segments should try the fast forward button… it’s amazing!
I was scanning tweets after watching the race on DVR and there were two main points I want to quickly address.
PLEASE SHUT IT – anyone who thinks Menard’s crew tattled on the #48 crew when they let a tire roll free on pit road. In stick and ball sports – coaches are constantly letting officials know if they see something illegal with their competitor. I kept stats for my high school football team – one of my jobs was to count the players on the other team and let the coaches know if they had too many players…. not to count the players on our team…. not to make sure we were in the right, my job was to catch them! NASCAR is no different. Jimmie didn’t seem to mind too much anyone – passing nearly the entire field after starting in the rear on the last restart.
….and Carl…. Carl, Carl, Carl….. you and your poor abs just got screwed! And by screwed I mean that you did break the rule and had the appropriate penalty assessed. But that doesn’t make me want to not give him a comforting hug any less!
You don’t need me to show you what the NASCAR Rule book says – that’s what Nate Ryan is for…. you don’t need to draw lines on the screen showing where the start lines were…. that’s what DW is for…. and you don’t need me to piss of Tony Stewart with a question post race…. that’s what (insert any writer here) is for…..
I will say it sucked to see the #99 have such a strong day and get black flagged due to confusion and the fact that Tony spun his tires on every restart.
This week’s Q4G Gaynalysis shout-out goes to Michael Waltrip Racing…. heyyyyyy Mikey Racing! Clint finished P8 and Mark Martin finished P8 after starting on the pole. Truex had a dominant car last week and the team is fast. Just a few more tweaks are needed to keep them fast in the long runs… but they are right there. I’m glad to see Toyota with another strong team to compete with Chevy and Ford.
This weekend the haulers head to Talladega…. no drama there right?