Nov 16, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn leads his team through Tiger walk before the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Gus Malzahn will be honorary pace-car driver at Talladega

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Gus Malzahn has a little bit of free time now that spring football is over for the Auburn Tigers so the head coach of the defending SEC champions is going to be the honorary pace car driver for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, according to a release from Talladega Superspeedway.

Governor Robert Bentley will serve as the Grand Marshal and tell the drivers to start their engines while Malzahn will drive a Ford Fusion during the pre-race pace laps. Malzahn likes to operate a hurry-up offense on the football field, so it will be curious to see how fast he goes on the track,

“We are thrilled to have Governor Bentley and Coach Malzahn here with us for the Aaron’s 499,” Grant Lynch said in a release via NASCAR.com. “Both of these gentlemen have done so much for the state of Alabama. We will have a lot of excited fans, many from the state of Alabama, who can’t wait to see them perform their pre-race duties. I know our fans will welcome them to Talladega Superspeedway.”
You can watch the race on Sunday on FOX at 1 p.m. ET.
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