Faith in the Fast Lane
Format: Paperback
Book Code: J204
Pages: 192
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817017347
PubDate: 2013

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For NASCAR fans, this book is unlike any other. Partly historical and partly inspirational, this volume will fuel your enthusiasm for the sport and your faith.

Taking you on a journey from motor racing’s roots in the days of Prohibition and moonshine through NASCAR culture today, author and sports journalist Chad Bonham offers candid stories about how the faith movement has been active in the sport, then and now.

Featuring interviews with well-known personalities, including:

  • Justin Allgaier
  • Mark Martin
  • Bobby Allison
  • Andy Petree
  • Trevor Bayne
  • Richard Petty
  • Brad Daugherty
  • Dr. Jerry Punch
  • Ned Jarrett
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr
  • Matt Kenseth
  • Darrell Waltrip

Ultimately, Faith in the Fast Lane: How NASCAR Found Jesus hopes to reveal to fans a little about themselves through the lens of the celebrated yet essentially human world of stock car racing. Just as members of the NASCAR family have discovered ways to blend spirituality with irreverence, the sacred with the secular, the miraculous with the mundane, readers may be encouraged to do the same.

Key features:

  • Two-part format provides a historical and contemporary view of the sport interwoven with rich accounts of faith in action
  • Contains an up-close and personal look into the NASCAR “family” and reveals many stories of faith and spirituality amid the speed and competition
  • Excellent as a gift for a NASCAR fan or for sport history buff 

Editorial Reviews:

"Faith in the Fast Lane shares personal stories from an intimate perspective. It is an inspirational, faith-based book but it is never preachy. Instead, the story is uplifting and honest, making it a good read for even the casual NASCAR fan, devout Christian or not. The confirmation and commitment to faith is admirable and impressive and the roots that the NASCAR community has established with family, faith, tradition and more are inspiring. Bonham writes an insightful book that is full of interesting facts, events, firsthand accounts, raw emotions and unwavering strength and faith within NASCAR, often even in the face of adversity. Not all of the stories are positive and Bonham reminds the readers that faith can help ground after life deals unexpected and unwelcome blows. Public figures become personal and Faith in the Fast Lane serves as a reminder that no matter how successful, rich, famous or important someone is (or thinks they are), there is always a higher, greater power above."—

"Faith in the Fast Lane takes readers on an incredibly insightful journey from yesterday's backwoods of North Carolina to the speedways of today, where NASCAR remains the only national professional sports organization that begins its competition day with prayer. Long-time as well as new fans to the sport will enjoy Bonham's glimpse into how NASCAR has been associated with religion since its earliest days. Bonham offers a message of hope, peace and love, which will 'fuel your enthusiasm for the sport and your faith'.--from Skirts and Scuffs blog. Read the entire review here.

“I believe NASCAR fans will enjoy reading Faith in the Fast Lane. The stories about how the faith movement was birthed and how it grew over the decades are both inspiring and intriguing. Many of these stories have never been told before and highlight visionaries of the faith -- people who worked diligently to impact the NASCAR community with a message of hope, peace, and love. Let the stories within this book inspire you to go out into your world and become a difference maker”-- Michael McDowell, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver

“It's one of the best books I've read in a while. I couldn't put it down! Until now I knew very little about NASCAR, but now I have a great appreciation for the organization and for its members' strong foundation in Jesus. Thank you for the opportunity and the blessing to work on it for you.”--V. McGoey, Pittsburgh, PA

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