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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.

Episode 22: It’s Bo time

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With Auburn announcing Bo Nix the starter at quarterback, DrunkAubie reconvenes to react and answer listeners’ questions about the freshman. DrunkAubie also discusses the top traditions and top mascots in college football and offers up some advice for the upcoming season.

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Episode 21: A chat with former Auburn recruiting expert Allie Davison

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DrunkAubie welcomed Allie Davison, formerly with Auburn.Rivals and the SEC Network, on the show to discuss her time at Auburn and covering recruiting. Allie talked about being the same age as some of the players she covered, her favorite recruits and being a Phillies fan living in Atlanta. Allie also makes a pitch for a future husband, who cannot be a Georgia fan because she does eventually expect a ring. The trio of new best friends dive into more fun and random Auburn related topics. (Apologies for the not so ideal audio quality)

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Episode 20: Football is back!

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With Auburn’s fall camp now underway and the season is just around the corner, DrunkAubie discusses what gets him excited about football season and what he is looking forward to this upcoming season. Later in the show, DrunkAubie discusses an article touting how much money was spent on Georgia’s recent top-rated recruited classes.

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Episode 19: How petty are you towards your rivals’ fans?

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No guests this week on the show, but DrunkAubie reads listeners’ responses to how petty they act towards rival teams’ fans, as well as shares his own levels of pettiness.

Also, DrunkAubie discovers the Alabama Crimson Tide cruise and ponders what kind of activities would take place on such a thing.

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Episode 18: New friends of DrunkAubie

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Twins Martin and Parker Pursell joined the podcast to discuss their time as students which was spent helping Auburn fans cheer on their Auburn Tigers.

Martin shared what it was like to serve as a friend of Aubie, while Parker discussed life as a cheerleader at Auburn in a fun interview full of all kinds of neat insight — some good and some bad.

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Episode 17: Interview with former Auburn football players C.J. Uzomah and Mack VanGorder

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Former Auburn football players C.J. Uzomah and Mack VanGorder join the DrunkAubie Podcast to talk about life on the plains and what they have gotten into since graduating

C.J. shares what it’s like to score a touchdown in the NFL and Mack describes playing for his dad, former Auburn Defensive Coordinator Brian VanGorder.

(Pardon some technical issues)

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2 months ago

Episode 16: Way too early Auburn football season prediction

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With the season around 50 days away, a nonbiased DrunkAubie predicts each regular game of the upcoming football season. Who does DrunkAubie think wins the quarterback gig? Is a national championship run on the horizon?

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2 months ago

Episode 15: Most heartbreaking losses

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DrunkAubie discusses the end of college baseball season, Rick Flair’s stepson at Auburn and teases some huge upcoming interviews on the show.

Also, after losing to Mississippi State in the College World Series and Virginia in the Final Four, what are some of Auburn’s most heartbreaking losses?

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2 months ago

Episode 14: Bless the rains down in Omaha

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Rain delay podcast! DrunkAubie records a quick podcast away from the studio during Auburn baseball’s College World Series matchup with Louisville.

In this episode, DA discusses Auburn baseball, some way too early top 25 polls for college basketball, Momma Goldberg’s hate and Auburn’s affinity for playing tight games.

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3 months ago

Episode 13: Interview with Auburn 247 Sports editor Brandon Marcello

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DrunkAubie brings in Auburn 247 Sports editor Brandon Marcello to talk about Gus Malzahn/Bruce Pearl, as well as Auburn basketball and football.

They also dive into their favorite comic book movies, questions into Aubie’s sentience and more in a fun interview with their top drafted Auburn beat writer.

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3 months ago

Episode 12: Rest in peace, Rod

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DrunkAubie is back to talk about Rod Bramblett, the Voice of the Auburn Tigers, who tragically died way too soon, Auburn baseball, football and basketball recruiting. Also, the SEC lifted its ban on the sale of alcohol in stadiums, so that was discussed.

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3 months ago

Episode 11: Most hated Auburn foes

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DrunkAubie talks about what’s going on in the world of Auburn since episode 10: QB Malik Willis entering the transfer portal, a WR grad transfer, Auburn’s football Twitter account gets suspended before and more!

DrunkAubie then discusses some of Auburn’s biggest individual foes.

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3 months ago

Episode 10: We appreciate you, Jarrett Stidham

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DrunkAubie returns from a bit of a break to respond to Jarrett Stidham criticism and some recent Gus Malzahn criticism, as well as discuss a viral photo involving a set of twins going to Auburn and the other school in the state that is in the SEC.

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4 months ago

Episode 09: Would a team of Auburn players now in the NFL beat a team full of Alabama or Georgia players?

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Drunk Aubie shares his thoughts on the landing spots for former Auburn players in the NFL Draft and debates if a team full of Auburn players now in the NFL would beat teams like Alabama or Georgia with their former players.

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4 months ago

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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4 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

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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5 months ago

Episode 01: Drunk Aubie pilot