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In NASCAR prayer, pastor channels ‘Talladega Nights’

It’s possible that Pastor Joe Nelms of the Family Baptist Church in Gladeville, Tenn., has seen “Talladega Nights” one or two million times too many. Either that or he’s a comedic genius with a finely-honed sense of irony.

He led the crowd in prayer that was missing only Cal Naughton Jr. and a few more product placements before the Nationwide Federated Auto Parts 300 on Saturday.

Watch the “Talladega Nights” version here.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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