McCarron named honorary pace car driver at Talladega Superspeedw

McCarron named honorary pace car driver at Talladega Superspeedway

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A.J. McCarron (Photo: Talladega Superspeedway) A.J. McCarron (Photo: Talladega Superspeedway)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Fans of Crimson Tide football and NASCAR may want to sit down for this news. Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron will be serving as the honorary pace car driver for the Aaron's 499 at Talledega Superspeedway on May 5.

McCarron will be behind the wheel of a special Ford Mustang GT and lead the field of 43 cars around the 33-degree banking before the start of the race.

""I have enjoyed races at Talladega before and have always had a passion to get up to speed on the track," said the two-time National Champion quarterback. "This is an incredible opportunity, and to be able to do it in front of the most famous drivers in the world, is something I am really looking forward to."

Recently at this year's A-Day game, a new paint scheme was revealed for racer Michael Waltrip's No. 55 Toyota that celebrated UA's recent National Championship. Waltrip will compete in the Aaron's 499 in the same car.

For more info on Talladege Superspeedway, visit talladegasuperspeedway.com.

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