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IndyCar Driver Sting Ray Robb Denies Himself to Follow Christ: ‘I Fail Too Often’

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IndyCar Driver Sting Ray Robb Denies Himself to Follow Christ: ‘I Fail Too Often’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Professional IndyCar driver Sting Ray Robb joined the “Sports Spectrum” podcast to discuss the moment he denied himself and put God first.

After one of the worst races of his career, Robb questioned whether he was even supposed to continue driving.

“I had no excuses. I mean, tenth was the bottom of the barrel finish,” he began. “And I couldn’t look to point fingers at anyone. I mean, it was just me. I drove off the track twice. I spun out. Like, I just drove so poorly. And when I came into the pits, I had a driver coach, and he’s this short little Brazilian driver. And he usually has wise words of encouragement to say, but he just shrugged his shoulders.”

“And at that point, I was like ‘That’s it. Like, I’m fed up,'” Robb described. “So, I threw my helmet in my cubby, and I went for a walk and ended up taking a out in this field, and started praying, and I was like, ‘Alright God, I’ve given as much as I know how to give for as long as I can remember. I’m either not good enough. I fail too often. Someone runs in the back of me, the car falls apart, tire falls off. I can’t do it anymore. I give up.'”

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Robb continues to give God the glory and uses his platform to share his faith.

“Racing is a vehicle I can use to elevate God’s name,” he said. “I think it’s my platform that I’ve been given to share the gospel and to be salt and light among those around me. I’ve been working on that, especially in the last couple of years — really being outspoken about it and trying to share my faith and give people that knowledge.”

Robb is vocal about his faith on his social media.

He often shares Scripture and even has his own merchandise with Bible verses.

He recently shared Isaiah 41:10, which says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Robb even has t-shirts that read, “For His Glory, Not Mine,” inspired by John 3:30: “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”