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Sen. Del Marsh to Serve as Honorary Starter at Talladega

According to ESPN, Alabama Senator Del Marsh will be waving the green flag this Sunday as the honorary starter of this year’s 500 Monster Energy’s NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway.

Marsh is currently serving his second term as President Pro Tempore of the Senate. He represents Senate District 12, which encompasses Calhoun County and portions of Talladega and Clay counties. Marsh has been known as an active figure in the Senate, serving on various committees, including serving as Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility and Accounting committee. In addition to his political activity, Marsh has been very successful in business. He is a past owner of Industrial Plant Company and Aerospace Catalogs, as well as a past director of Colonial Bank.

Grant Lynch, Chairman of Talladega Superspeedway, is excited to have Marsh participate in the festivities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Senator Marsh as the Honorary Starter and have him wave the green flag for the start of the Alabama 500. The support and work that he does for citizens of Calhoun, Talladega, and Clay counties is second to none and we are proud to recognize him at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track for this special event.”

Marsh will no doubt be presiding over a historic race in the history of NASCAR. The Alabama 500 is the second race in the Round of 12 of NASCAR’S Playoffs, as well as the final start for six-time Talladega winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. In anticipation of Earnhardt’s final start, Governor Kay Ivey has proclaimed Sunday as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Day.

NASCAR’s most competitive venue never fails to disappoint, and Sunday’s race is shaping up to be extra special. To purchase your tickets for the Alabama 500, visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com

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