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  • New tunnel, premium RV section at Talladega Superspeedway on schedule despite weather

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    Construction of a new oversized vehicle tunnel and premium RV infield parking section at Talladega Superspeedway is still on schedule to be completed in time for the April NASCAR race, despite large amounts of rainfall and unusual groundwater conditions underneath the track.

    Track Chairman Grant Lynch, during a news conference Wednesday at the track, said he’s amazed the general contractor, Taylor Corporation of Oxford, has been able to keep the project on schedule.

    “The amount of water they have pumped out of that and the extra engineering they did from the original design, basically to keep that tunnel from floating up out of the earth, was remarkable,” Lynch said.

  • Alabama workers built 1.6M engines in 2018 to add auto horsepower

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    Alabama’s auto workers built nearly 1.6 million engines last year, as the state industry continues to carve out a place in global markets with innovative, high-performance parts, systems and finished vehicles.

    Last year also saw major new developments in engine manufacturing among the state’s key players, and more advanced infrastructure is on the way in the coming year.

    Hyundai expects to complete a key addition to its engine operations in Montgomery during the first half of 2019, while Honda continues to reap the benefits of a cutting-edge Alabama engine line installed several years ago.

  • Groundbreaking on Alabama’s newest aerospace plant made possible through key partnerships

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    Political and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking at Alabama’s newest aerospace plant gave credit to the formation of the many key partnerships that made it possible.

    Governor Kay Ivey and several other federal, state and local officials attended the event which celebrated the construction of rocket engine builder Blue Origin’s facility in Huntsville.

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Episode 08: Would you rather be Bruce Pearl for a day or Gus Malzahn?

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DrunkAubie recaps A-Day, answers some reader questions, discusses Bruce Pearl’s new contract and weighs in on Nick Saban’s hip replacement.

Would you rather be Bruce Pearl for a day or Gus Malzahn? Could Barney the dinosaur be an assistant at Alabama and they would still win the SEC West? Is Malik Willis the eighth-best quarterback in the SEC while also being the third-best quarterback in the SEC? Also, prepare for horse puns.

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Episode 07: Farewell, Jared Harper + interview with former Auburn OL Chad Slade

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DrunkAubie bids farewell to Auburn point guard Jared Harper and then welcomes current New York Giants offensive lineman and former Auburn star Chad Slade as the show’s first ever guest. Slade, DA’s new best friend, talks about growing up in Moody, Alabama, overcoming doubters as a 3* recruit to becoming a four-year starter at the school he grew up cheering for, playing for two national championships at Auburn and more.

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Episode 06: March Madness turns into April sadness

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DrunkAubie reacts to the tough loss to Virginia, reflects on the great run and reads what listeners enjoyed the most about the season. “Big If True” is back, and members of the media that hated on Auburn get roasted (again) to help cope with the devastating loss.

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Episode 05: Final Four Chuma

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DrunkAubie offers up a quick reaction to the Auburn Tigers basketball team beating Kentucky without Chuma Okeke to reach the Final Four.

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Episode 04: It’s Elite Eight to be an Auburn Tiger

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Drunk Aubie talks Auburn taking down UNC in the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 and losing Chuma Okeke, roasts Auburn haters and introduces its first segment: “Big, If True.”

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Episode 03: How Sweet 16 it is – Attack of the sniffs

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DrunkAubie (amid a mild bout with pollen) reacts to the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament and picks his favorite Auburn beat writers.

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Episode 02: SEC Tournament reaction and favorite Auburn football players

Drunk Aubie reacts to the SEC Tournament before the outcome is known and drafts his favorite Auburn football.

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Episode 01: Drunk Aubie pilot