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"I had no idea it'd get this reaction," said Nelms, who's been at his Lebanon church for three years and was a pastor in north Georgia for 11 years before that.
Cliff Hawks, vice president of the speedway east of Nashville, said Nelms will definitely be invited back next year.
"He's great to work with, and fans really, really like him," Hawks said.
Nelms merely wants all the attention directed the right way:
"I hope God uses this for his blessing."
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