This bloke can.  With thanks to PK for bringing Pastor Joe Nelms to my attention.

It’s standard practice before any NASCAR race for there to be an invocation, followed by the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner.  It’s a very American affair, with plenty of patriotism on show.  Most of the invocations seem like standard fare to these non-religious ears, which is to say they don’t praise the Lord for V8 engines and racing tyres, nor do they quote racer-turned-commentator Darrell Waltrip’s famous race-opening catchphrase.  This invocation does all of those things and a whole lot more:

If you’re ever in Lebanon, Tennessee, drop by Family Baptist Church and drop a few bucks onto the collection plate.  It feels like the least we can do.


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