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Under God (NASCAR Religion) #789002

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.]

Gibson, Charles;
Harris, Dan

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