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NASCAR Truck Series Drivers Visit Third Graders

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The NASCAR Weekend at Talladega (Oct. 18-20) also includes the Truck Series race.

Three drivers made a stop at Avondale Elementary School to meet with the kids.  They quickly found out to be ready for any question and this appearance was greatly appreciated.

Driver Timothy Peters read aloud a letter he received from a student, "'Dear Timothy, thank you for coming today. You are my favorite car driver.  Thank you, Elijah.' That's pretty cool," Peters said.

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Peters was joined by Jeb Burton and Darrel Wallace, Jr. as they made a pit stop too talk with a few third graders.

"It's cool to come out and see the excitement with the kids that ive seen so far," Peters said.

"They look up to us, and they ask all those questions, that's pretty special," Burton added.

Those questions are like going into turn four at Talladega, be prepared for anything.

"I didn't get the normal questions of what do you have to do when you have to pee?" Wallace, Jr. said.

"Some of them were talking about what would happen if a wheel would fall off and stuff like," Burton said.

"I've gotten a lot how many times have you wrecked," Peters added.  "I can answer that very well."

The drivers, along with Birmingham Mayor William Bell and Talladega Superspeedway chairman Grant Lynch, finished the day by planting a ceremonial tree at Avondale Park for NASCAR's Green Initiative.

"For every green flag in the Sprint Cup Series at all the tracks in America, NASCAR donates ten trees in that area," Lynch said.  "We come back later in the year, and will plant ninety trees in Birmingham and the surrounding area."

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