Michael Waltrip, No. 55 Aaron's/Al​abama National Championsh​ip Toyota - Talladega NSCS Preview

 

Michael Waltrip, No. 55 Aaron's/Al​abama National Championsh​ip Toyota - Talladega NSCS Preview

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Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:09
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No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Michael Waltrip returns to the driver’s seat at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday in the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup race. The two-time Daytona 500 champion’s No. 55 will carry a special paint scheme honoring the 2012 University of Alabama’s BCS National Championship football team. Waltrip will sport an Alabama firesuit and a specially painted helmet similar to the school’s football helmet. Waltrip, winner of the Talladega fall race in 2003, nearly won the October race before a last lap wreck.

WALTRIP ON RACING AT TALLADEGA:“Every time I go to Talladega I just have a lot of confidence because of all the success I have had there before. I have been able to win there and I came pretty close to winning there last year. It’s awesome going to a track that you know you have a chance to win. For me, this weekend, it’s all about putting that No. 55 Aaron’s/Alabama National Championship Toyota into victory lane.”

ON RACING THE ALABAMA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOYOTA:“It’s going to be really fun to race the Alabama National Championship car this weekend. There are a lot of passionate fan in that part of the world that love Alabama football and NASCAR. It’s a special opportunity to mix the two together. I really look forward to representing all the Alabama fans this weekend in Talladega.”

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