NBA big man Eaton meets NASCAR's biggest track

20 Jun 2013
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Former two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Mark Eaton, who stands a mighty seven feet four inches tall, was amazed at the mammoth size of Talladega Superspeedway during a visit Thursday.  Eaton, who holds the NBA career average for blocked shots per game (3.50), mimics holding up the incredible four-story, 33-degree banked fourth turn at TSS.

Eaton, who played for the Utah Jazz from 1982-93, was on location serving as a motivational speaker for a group at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, located outside turn four at Talladega. His motto - Stand Tall. Play Big - rings especially true at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway, where four-wide racing at NASCAR’s biggest and most competitive track amongst the greatest drivers in the world is common.  For information on Eaton’s inspirational and motivational seminars for greater heights in performance and achievement, go to


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