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McCarron to drive Talladega pace car

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AJ McCarron says he's 'always had a passion to get up to speed' on the Talladega track.
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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP)

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will drive the pace car before NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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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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