A.J. McCarron to Drive Pace Car for Aaron's 499


Alabama QB to Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver on Sunday.

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) reacts after an Alabama field goal against Georgia during the first half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jamie Martin)

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will drive the pace car before NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

McCarron will serve as honorary pace car driver Sunday, leading the field around the track before Sunday's Aaron's 499. He'll drive a special Ford Mustang GT.

McCarron has led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championships.

He says he's watched races at Talladega before and has "always had a passion to get up to speed on the track."

Michael Waltrip's No. 55 Aaron's Toyota will sport an Alabama national championship paint scheme. McCarron and the Tide players got a look at the car before their spring game.


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