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No, It’s a D-Bag Moment

Driver Matt Kenseth, after winning the Daytona 500 by rainout, told a TV audience through tears that the victory was "a G moment."

I wasn't familiar with the phrase, but ran to Google to confirm that "G Moment" is a trademark of a sponsor.

Turns out it's from Gatorade.

Kenseth's plug was seamlessly delivered with the rest of his victory speech. He wiped away the tears and took a pull from a bottle of orange Gatorade.

It was brilliant and douchebaggy, all at once.

And, besides, Kenseth's pitch wasn't nearly the hardest to watch speech of the day. That award goes to the pre-race prayer delivered by some clown named Dr. David Uth, a preacher from Orlando.

Anybody who wants to work up some anti-Christian fervor should check out Uth's work, while remembering this is a sporting event that calls itself "The Great American Race."

Talk about a pulpit bully.

Uth was only brought in because longtime race chaplain Rev. Hal Marchman, 90, was too ill to deliver the invocation. Marchman used to end his prayer with "shalom and amen."

The heavens must not have liked Uth's drivel too much.

In one of the few non-offensive portions of his speech, Uth thanked God for the sunshine.

And then the clouds opened up.

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  • Dave

    Uh, what exactly did he say? Can we get a summary of the speech, or at least a few quotes? I'd rather not watch the entire YouTube clip.

  • Ryan J. Reilly

    Slate breaks it down pretty well here:

  • Everyone Else

    Dave McKenna, as displayed by his own words is the only obvious psychotic nutcase here. I should know, and I can tell you all about it. Read my daily market blog at, I am a know it - Forrest Gump.

  • Devona Camp

    Obviously Dave McKenna, is not a Godly man. Anyone who has ever heard David Uth preach or who knows him knows that he is a true man of God. Describing Dave McKenna as a nutcase is putting it lightly. I pray that he one day find it in his heart to apologize for making such a remark as this about Bro. Uth.

  • Mike DeBonis

    > Obviously Dave McKenna, is not a Godly man....


  • Dave McKenna

    Devona Camp: watching that Orth guy talk, or preach if you prefer, before a NASCAR race was nauseating. if the fact that his every cartoonish sentence made me feel worse for my country makes me ungodly, well, Devona, GUILTY!

    tho if i had to point to a godly quality: I have the physique of buddha...

    as for Bro's tightness with your god, as said above, soon after little-h he praised the weather, the skies opened up and the end of the race your boy had blessed was washed out.

    how do you explain that, Devona? (cue spooky music!)

  • Devona Camp

    Dave McKenna: You are filled with ignorance my friend. David Uth is a preacher, who said a prayer at a Nascar Race. What is the big deal??? He is a very down to earth man who cares about people. And...he in no way has ever tried to be someone other than the genuine person that he is.

    No one has control over the weather and surely you are not placing blame toward this man. He was not put here on this earth to perform miracles. I saw or heard nothing "cartoonish" about his prayer. I heard a man being sincere and there is nothing funny about that. All the comments that you have left thus far lead me to believe that you are a non-believer, am I correct??? If you are, then this will explain your attitude. Or, maybe you are so unhappy with your life that all you can do is be critical of other people. I feel for people like you. You have no respect.

  • Keith

    Thank you Devona. It is amazing when someone is not a believer they think everything is a joke. All we can do is pray for everyone and I thank God he has changed my life for the better. He prayed for the safety of the drivers and the fans, how is that being a clown. Oh well, not everyone will get it but I will pray for them anyway.