Bill Carpenter, national track outreach coordinator for Motor Racing Outreach, believes the sport is unlike others because NASCAR races take an entire weekend or week.
Unlike a football game, when fans routinely drive to a game then drive home, NASCAR fans camp out or stay in hotels and come to the track for several days in a row.
That creates opportunities for those wanting to share the word of God, such as MRO
, a 22-year-old nonprofit organization that supports Christianity within the racing world.
mission is modeled after the biblical tale of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well.
At the time, Jews did not associate with Samaritans, but Jesus asked the woman for some water, then told her salvation is coming.
came to the realization she
was speaking to the Messiah," Carpenter