NASCAR is like a religion to some people. Like Pastor Joe Nelms, for instance, who heads up the congregation of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee. He led the pre-race invocation this past weekend in Nashville and gave prayerful thanks to things that bordered on the absurd and ridiculous. Like Dodges and Toyotas and Fords. He called them "these mighty machines that you've brought before us" and thanked God for "Sunoco Racing Fuel and Goodyear tires that bring performance and power to the track." He also tossed in a couple of good lines from the Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights.