posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 09:11 PM
When Bobby Labonte takes the green flag in Sunday's Daytona 500, he'll be racing for victory — and the Lord. Yes, witnessing has moved from the
revival tent to the fast lane with the merger of religion, big business, sports, movies and politics.
The hood of Labonte's car is both a shameless movie plug for the controversial "The Passion of the Christ," coming soon to a theater near you — and
some new-style proselytizing for the Gospel.
"It's a chance to get the word out," Labonte said about the ad on his car. "Someone who is curious about Jesus and has never been saved sees the
race and says, 'Hmmm, I'd like to see what that's about.' ... Maybe we can change their minds."
President Bush is also hoping to change some minds at this Sunday's race having agreed to participate in the opening ceremony. The new hot target
market for politics, known as "NASCAR Dads," continues to be further defined in the marketing efforts of advertisers like "The Passion" and the
Labonte's "Hot Rod of God"
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[Edited on 13-2-2004 by RANT]