The Gaynalysis is just one gay NASCAR fan’s take on the race weekend. You can read the “straight” recap from Pocono by clicking here.
Typically, the Gaynalysis is a place for me to make silly jokes and double entendre about our favorite NASCAR drivers – but after the race was called for rain news broke that ten fans were struck by lightning outside of the track. One fan was killed and the nine others remain in the hospital.
Right now – let’s take the energy I would expend coming up with lame jokes and direct it to those fans in Pocono….. not a time for humor…. let’s just hope it isn’t serious.
Today’s winner, Jeff Gordon, acknowledged the incident with these fans will cast a shadow on the victory. “It’s so unfortunate because Pocono fans are so loyal and so avid,” Gordon said after the race.
The win puts the driver back into the hunt for the Chase – the bad luck streak that plagued the #24 all season seems to have been snapped.
Teammate Jimmie Johnson seemed like he was running away with another win – when on the final restart the #48 got lose and clipped Matt Kenseth. Johnson was able to save the car but he dropped out of the top-10 and Kenseth got the worst of it….. he was unable to save the #17, spun and was t-boned by Denny Hamlin.
Kenseth’s misfortune was Junior’s good luck. Jr. blew a transmission early in the race going several laps down, but the Kenseth wreck allowed Junior to maintain the points lead.
This week’s “Q4G Shout-Out” goes to Kasey Kahne. Heyyyyyyyyyy Kasey! After an error on pit road he got the #5 back up front and avoided the mess when Kenseth and Johnson wrecked. He did pick up some debris and got a flat- but he and Kenny Francis kept the #5 out knowing the coming rain would soon end the race. Making lemonade out of lemons – nice work Kasey!
Once again, everyone at Q4G is sending our thoughts out to those injured fans in Pocono. Let’s hope they both make a full and speedy recovery.