In Honor Of NASCAR’s Return To Nashville, Throwback To Pastor Thanking God For His “Smokin’ Hot Wife” During Pre-Race Prayer

That’s how you do an invocation.

NASCAR is back in Nashville this weekend for the first time since 2011.

And the last time the sport rolled into town, we got the greatest pre-race prayer of all time.

Joe Nelms, pastor of the Family Baptist Church in nearby Lebanon, Tennessee delivered the memorable invocation before the 2011 Xfinity Series race with his performance that would make Ricky Bobby himself proud.

“Thank you for the Dodges and the Toyotas. Thank you for the Fords. And most of all we thank you for Roush and Yates partnering to give us the power that we see before us tonight.

Thank you for GM Performance technology and the R07 engines. Thank you for Sunoco racing fuel and Goodyear tires that bring performance and power to the track.

Lord, I want to thank you for my smokin’ hot wife tonight, Lisa. My two children, Eli and Emma – or as we like to call ’em, the little E’s.”

And he ended his prayer with a nod to longtime NASCAR broadcaster Darrell Waltrip:

“In Jesus’ name, boogity, boogity, boogity, amen.”

Unfortunately, Nelms won’t be delivering the invocation before today’s Cup Series race, an honor that will instead go to gospel singer CeCe Winans.

But everybody will be watching to see if she can make it as entertaining as Nelms.

Gonna be hard to top this one though.

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A beer bottle on a dock