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Okay, so the alternate title to this could have been “Cruise-ing to Victory”, but that’s neither here nor there…
Not long ago, Viagra became the sponsor of Roush Racing’s #6 Ford (seems like you’d want the car number to be at least “8 1/2″, but whatever), and the jokes were flying. Now, Scientology is getting into the racing fray by also sponsoring a car.
A No. 27 red Taurus emblazoned with “DIANETICS” and featuring the volcano from the cover of L. Ron Hubbard’s book has been tearing around California’s Irwindale Speedway.
NASCAR is decidedly reluctant to comment on scientology’s sponsorship. “This has generated a lot of interest the past few days,” NASCAR PR man Scott Warfield tells me. Not surprisingly, he didn’t want to say much more. “It’s not really something we want to comment on. It’s a minor league, small-team sponsorship deal.”
The other aspects of the race will remain the same, with the exception of that every eight laps the car has to enter the pit so Kirstie Alley and John Travolta can stuff cash into the gas tank.
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