ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The series on how evangelical Christians are influencing so many aspects of American life continued.
(Talledega, Alabama: Dan Harris) God & the NASCAR racetrack examined; scenes shown from the racetrack & pre-race prayer services; details given about Motor Racing Outreach, which ministers to drivers & pit crews. [NASCAR driver Morgan SHEPHERD- says his sponsor is Jesus Christ.] [Motor Racing Outreach Rev. Dale BEAVER- talks about worship & the death of "superman" Dale Earnhardt.] [Driver Michael WALTRIP- talks about Him.] How some fans feel alienated by athletes' open profession of faith noted. ["Sports Illustrated" columnist Rick REILLY- expresses concern.]
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