God loves Goodyear tires and race cars!

You’ve probably seen the NASCAR pastor by now, but just in case you haven’t…here’s Pastor Joe Nelms:

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CNN has some funny reaction to the prayer.

And the GetReligion blog has some reaction to the reaction.

Gary Stern

Gary Stern covered education in the Lower Hudson Valley for several years during the early 1990s. Now's he back on the beat. He believes that schools are one of the main reasons that people live around here and that educational issues -- from curriculum to financing -- are among the most challenging things that journalists can write about. He continues to be amazed by the complexity of educational jargon. Gary got his B.A. at SUNY Buffalo and his M.A. from the University of Missouri Journalism School (where his master's thesis was about the best ways to cover education). He lives in White Plains with his wife and two sons, who attend public schools.