The devil made her do it: Wife allegedly stabs husband for ‘worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol’

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We’re a little late in getting to this one, but without question, this has to qualify for one of the most bizarre stories of the year.

The alleged combination of smoking too much marijuana and her husband watching Sunday’s NASCAR race at Bristol apparently set off a Tennessee woman into quite a devilish manner.

When it was all over, Stephanie Hamman was in jail on attempted murder and felony vandalism charges, while her husband Steve was recovering from allegedly being stabbed by his better – or probably in this case – worst half.

According to WJHL.com in Johnson City, Tenn., which first reported the story, and was subsequently picked up by SportingNews.com, Mrs. Hamman told police that after smoking too much pot, she became quite incensed that her husband was “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.”

But instead of talking to her hubby, or at the very least trying to turn the TV off, Stephanie reportedly told police that she got in her car and decided to crash into the front door of the Providence Church.

Then she laid down on the altar, police said, in wait for her husband to come find her.

When Steve arrived at the church, according to the police report, he came to his wife’s aid, only to promptly have her stab him in the chest with a large kitchen knife, claiming “the devil is in me.”

“So God told me He wanted me in there, so I drove my car through the front doors (of the church),” Hamman said, according to the police report. “I laid down in front of the altar until (Steve) got there. I prayed I would not have to use (the knife) on him, but I did.”

This is just a guess on our part, but somehow we get the impression Stephanie isn’t much of a NASCAR fan.

Oh, we failed to mention that the Hamman’s live in a little eastern Tennessee burg — about 35 miles as the crow flies from Bristol Motor Speedway — with the perfect name to be in this kind of tale: Church Hill.

As comedian Jeff Foxworthy might say, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

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F1 Paddock Pass: United States Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

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As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.