Blount County’s own Kevin Shaddix was selected as the honorary starter to wave the green flag for the General Tire 200 ARCA race Friday, April 26 at Talladega. Shaddix, who received flag waving pointers from Denise Engle, a 20-year plus veteran as the official ARCA race starter, attended the race weekend with his father, Wayne. They have been attending Talladega races since Shaddix was five years old.
Shaddix had the privilege to meet up-and-coming race winner Todd Gilliland and stand behind him in victory lane. Shaddix said, “I really liked the track and it was an honor to wave the green flag at Talladega. We are very fortunate to have a world-class track in our own back yard.”