Make no mistake about it, ladies and gents: The South is NASCAR country. It just also happens to run clean through the Bible Belt. And if we had a nickel for every time we saw racin' and Jesus crossing paths, well... we'd have ourselves a whole bunch of nickels!

NASCAR races often start with a little prayer delivered by a local pastor, thanking the Good Lord for this, that and the other. But this pastor is something else. Joining a color guard from the U.S. Army recruiting battalion at the Nashville Superspeedway for the Federated Autoparts 300 this past weekend, Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, Tennessee, thanked our Creator for everything good in NASCAR... and a few more things, while he was at it.

Trust us, watch this video after the jump and you'll be a believer.

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