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NASCAR Prayer: Pastor Joe Nelms’ Prayer Shines in the Spotlight of Controversy

NASCAR prayer has become a tradition, and now it has become a controversy.Frankly, I am surprised it took this long for controversy to find this subject—is there a quicker path to controversy than religion?I can certainly see how the tradition was started.Let's face it—when the activity you are about to partake in involves traveling around a tight circle in steel beasts weighing tons and traveling at speeds usually reserved for planes, a little reaching out to give props to a higher power is probably not a bad idea.These prayers seldom make headlines or merit a replay. The prayer prior to Saturday night's Nationwide Series race at the Nashville Speedway is an exception.Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church of Lebanon,...

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