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NASCAR Prayer: Joe Nelms Brings Laughs and Controversy to NASCAR

NASCAR Prayer From Joe Nelms Brings Both Controversy and Fun Joe Nelms decided to open the latest NASCAR race with a prayer that included some good laughs and jokes but has somehow created a stir among NASCAR fans and media alike.ESPN reporter David Newton had this to say about the prayer,As funny as it was, it was another black eye for a sport trying to distance itself from the hillbilly image that "Talladega Nights'' played to the hilt. It was worse than having NFL wide receiver Golden Tate say that NASCAR drivers aren't athletes.It made national news, and not in a good way. The race and the racer winner, Carl Edwards, weren't even mentioned.As the son of a preacher, I love good humor from the pulpit. My father was a master of it.But ...

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