NASCAR = SFG*, am I right, people?
I’m not saying us Jews don’t love our sports, but there’s just something about watching dudes drive really fast in circles waiting for a big crash that’s just so … Daniel and the lion’s den. Besides, on what Talledega Night has there ever been a Mansichewitz emblem plastered on the hood of a Chevy?
Well, it turns out Manichewitz might have their day at the track: New Jersey mensch Jon Denning has a rising career in the Bud-soaked, church-heavy world of car-racing, and discusses his recent Birthright trip with JTA, as well as the perils of navigating Jesusland:
“‘Your luck would be better if you came to Jesus,” he said associates told him, suggesting that blown-out engines, flat tires and other failures would disappear once he converted.
But maybe if he wore tefillin while driving he could actually fly.
He’s still in the lower-level leagues, and doesn’t think NASCAR is in any hurry to welcome a Jewish driver into the uber-Christian upper ranks, but if all of us starting watching, and you know, called in all our favors with the media, we could move him up. What do you say – should we crack our Budweisers and bring some Torah to the pit?
*strictly for the goyim. It’s was my bubbe’s favorite phrase, so don’t come after me with your P.C. B.S.