McCarron to Drive Pace Car at Talladega
After leading Alabama to consecutive BCS titles, quarterback AJ McCarron was invited to participate in another one of the Yellowhammer State’s famous sporting traditions: stock car racing at Talladega.
Breathe easy, Crimson Tide fans. McCarron isn’t risking his life and livelihood trading paint with Sprint Cup drivers. He’s “merely” been invited to drive the pace car and lead the first lap at Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Speedway.
After the race, Alabama officials will likely implore McCarron to get as far away from the action as possible. The last thing any of them want to do is risk a third straight Crimson Tide national title by putting the star QB too close to a potential big crash.