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Gus Malzahn and Erik Jones swap helmets.
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Erik Jones makes a visit to Auburn, exchanges helmets with Gus Malzahn

Give ’em your best War Eagle, Erik Jones.

The 21-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing driver paid a visit to what folks around town call “The Loveliest Village in the Plains” — or more commonly known as Auburn, Alabama.

Jones met up with Auburn’s head football coach Gus Malzahn to do a helmet swap. Thankfully, Malzahn didn’t drop the custom gift.

On Friday, Talladega Superspeedway announced that Malzahn will be the Grand Marshal for April 29th’s GEICO 500 race. He was the honorary pace car driver in 2014.

The Michigan fan even had a special tour guide: former Auburn football captain and SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic. Jones may know a thing or two about going fast.

He also made took a tour of the ‘334’ and made a pit stop to try the most famous lemonade in the SEC at Toomer’s Lemonade.

Not a bad way to get back into the swing of things after an off weekend.