L.D. Russell Publishes Book on Racing and Religion

Godspeed: Racing Is My Religion by L.D. Russell, lecturer in Religious Studies, has just been published by Continuum Books.

Russell examines the culture of racing — beginning with a tour of the Southern racetracks where racing as we know it today was born — and finds ample evidence to support his theory that, for many spectators, watching a race really is a religious experience.

“A thoughtful tale of one man’s enthusiastic personal journey deep into the spiritual recesses of America’s fastest-growing sport.” 

–Neal Thompson, author of Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR