The Gaynalysis is just one gay NASCAR fan’s take on the race weekend. You can read the “straight” recap of the action from Dover by clicking here.
Fans and media alike have been making much over how much green flag racing we have seen this season – almost wishing the wrecks to return.
They didn’t have to wait long – by lap 10 of the Sprint Cup race today in Dover 13 cars were involved in a Dega’ style Big One. It all started when Tony Stewart got a little lose on the bottom and made contact with Landon Cassill slowing them both – Regan Smith was unable to check up and rear ended the #14 and the chain reaction started from there.
Some people say Dover is a “self cleaning” race track…. well, not so much. It took more than 18 minutes under the red flag and several tow trucks to clean the track. The wreck damaged 12 cars: 83, 14, 78, 32, 79, 42, 38, 33, 13, 98, 36, 93
The excitement from the wreck coupled with a back-and-forth battle between Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson made the early stretch of this race vastly entertaining. A missed adjustment on the #55 prevented Martin from staying up front all day.
Johnson’s teammate, Jeff Gordon, also made a few runs up front and led some laps -but issues on pit road yanked redemption from the #24′s hands.
Dover is not know as a track that is too hard on engines – but four cars ended up behind the wall smoking – Kurt and Kyle Busch, David Reutimann and Clint Bowyer.
While the start of the race was grand – the final lap were predictable as Jimmie Johnson ran away from everyone on the track. The #48 team has the Monster Mile figured out. Jimmie proved that he was the real “Rainbow Warrior” at Hendrick Motorsports. (the entire #48 team sported rainbow colored wigs on Sunday)
This week’s Q4G Shout-Out goes to Kevin Harvick. HEYYYYYY Kevin! After having some issues on pit road – Kevin made the crappy line he was forced into on the restart work…. it was some fine ass driving as Harvick brought the #29 home P2.
I can’t conclude this week’s Gaynalysis without addressing the 500 pound asshat that is in the room. I am looking at you Kurt Busch.
A few weeks ago I wrote a piece “Narcissistic Kurt Busch is Narcissistic” after his meltdown in Darlington. After hearing himself lose all self-control the elder Busch didn’t feel shame…. in fact, he demanded praise for his actions.
Kurt’s disrespect for the working media have been better documented than life of President Kennedy. Last year Kurt lost his seat at Penske after blowing up on Dr. Jerry Punch and an ESPN Crew – this was only weeks after he had to be restrained from going after NASCAR.com reporter Joe Menzer and then grabbing papers from AP scribe Jenna Fryer and ripping them up.
So it was so surprise when Kurt decided to foul-mouthed exception with Bob Pockrass from The Sporting News. When asked if being on probation affected the way Kurt raced he replied, “It (probation) refrains me from not beating the shit out of you right now, because you ask me stupid questions,” Busch said. “But since I’m on probation, I suppose that’s improper to say as well. If you could talk about racing things, we could talk about racing things, Bob.”
Kurt said on the radio in Darlington that he hated his job. After being busted on the radio by NASCAR for speeding on pit road today…. twice….. he jumped on the radio to ask if anyone else wanted to drive and invited them to suit up.
I hate cliches as much as the next gay… but please Kurt, don’t go away mad – just go away. Kurt Busch is one of the most talented drivers in the series – some of the moves he can make with his race car make my jaw drop.
But, much like his brother seems to have learned – it takes more than talent to keep a good seat in this sport…. and Kurt has burned too many