A pastor at a NASCAR Nationwide series race, thanked God for cars, racing fuel and his "smokin' hot wife," during a pre-race prayer in Nashville last Saturday. Pulling a line from the character Ricky Bobby in the movie "Talladega Nights," Joe Helms, pastor of the Family Baptist Church in Lebanon Tenn., shake and baked a lot of God-fearing attendees at the race .
While delivering the pre-race invocation, Helms paraphrased some lines from the 2006 film starring Will Ferrell. He blessed the "drivers worthy of this track" and also thanked God for Dodges, Toyotas and Fords; along with Sunoco racing fuel and Goodrich tires and GM performance technology.
Sounds like the pastor is shaking hands with God and a few racing sponsors.
The video shows Helms surrounded by race car drivers, soldiers, his wife Lisa and his two children at the race track. Helms also thanked the Almighty for his kids, Eli and Emma-- the "little E's"-- and finished his blessing with these words, "in Jesus' name, boogity, boogity, boogity ...Amen!"
The drivers standing next to Helms realized where the lines were coming from and held back giggles; while the pastor's daughter shook with laughter.
The "smokin' hot wife" line comes from a scene in the movie where Ricky Bobby blesses a fast food meal.
Helms said he used the lines because he wanted to avoid "cookie-cutter prayers."
Sounds like the pastor was "all jacked up on Mountain Dew" and now, Helm's flock might saying, "Holy, moly, that's like lookin' up Yasmine Bleeth's skirt!"