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Alabama QB A.J. McCarron To Drive Pace Car At Talladega

Why not?

While the rest of the campus is studying for finals, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron is preparing for the Aaron's 499 race at Talladega, where he will be the honorary pace car driver Sunday. He will be driving a special Ford Mustang GT.

McCarron, who has led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back BCS National Championships, has become somewhat of a celebrity this past year. In addition to his stellar play on the field, he dates the now-famous Katherine Webb, who will surely be in the grandstands watching her boy.

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