Controversy and politics surround NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway yet again

Phil Robertson gives the invocation Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Phil Robertson gives the invocation Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

It was bad enough that NASCAR fans had to sit through a nearly two hour rain delay Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. Those fans in attendance and watching on National television were also forced to watch as a controversial family stole the spotlight.

The Robertson family whose company sponsored the “Duck Commander 500” were very visible starting with Phil Robertson star of the reality show “Duck Dynasty” who performed the traditional pre-race invocation. NASCAR is the only major sport that prays prior to its event, but normally the prayer isn’t used to advance any sort of agenda. That wasn’t the case Saturday night.

“Alright Texas, we got here via Bibles and guns.” Robertson said.

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