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Scientology's 'Dianetics' Sponsors NASCAR Racing Team

Scientologists, start your engines.

"Dianetics," the book written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is sponsoring a racing team called Ignite Your Potential, with plans to tour the NASCAR circuit.

The news might get Scientology fan Tom Cruise — who played NASCAR driver Cole Trickle in the 1990 flick "Days of Thunder" — jumping back on a couch for joy.

The team, headed by driver Kenton Gray, will debut Saturday at a NASCAR Weekly Series at California's Irwindale Speedway, said Danielle Methvin, spokeswoman for Bridge Publications, publisher of "Dianetics."

In that race, Gray will get behind the wheel of a red Ford Taurus that says "Dianetics" on it and "has a volcano on the front of it like the book," she said.

The publisher is also putting together a Web site called dianeticsracing.com, which will provide information about the car, driver and tell "where people can get more information on Dianetics," Methvin said.

Gray says that reading Hubbard's book made him a better driver. "It's markedly improved my focus and my consistency," he said in Bridge's announcement.

"Through Dianetics, I've handled stress and increased my performance and ability to compete —both on the track and in life."

"Dianetics," the book written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is sponsoring a racing team called Ignite Your Potential, with plans to tour the NASCAR circuit.

The news might get Scientology fan Tom Cruise — who played NASCAR driver Cole Trickle in the 1990 flick "Days of Thunder" — jumping back on a couch for joy.

The team, headed by driver Kenton Gray, will debut Saturday at a NASCAR Weekly Series at California's Irwindale Speedway, said Danielle Methvin, spokeswoman for Bridge Publications, publisher of "Dianetics."

In that race, Gray will get behind the wheel of a red Ford Taurus that says "Dianetics" on it and "has a volcano on the front of it like the book," she said.

The publisher is also putting together a Web site called dianeticsracing.com, which will provide information about the car, driver and tell "where people can get more information on Dianetics," Methvin said.

Gray says that reading Hubbard's book made him a better driver. "It's markedly improved my focus and my consistency," he said in Bridge's announcement.

"Through Dianetics, I've handled stress and increased my performance and ability to compete -both on the track and in life."