• Aug 13th 2012 at 3:45PM
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Regular listeners of the Autoblog Podcast already know that Tire Rack (Facebook/Twitter) is now sponsoring our long-running (300 here we come!) weekly show, and we wanted to share the news with the rest of our readership.

Tire Rack is a family-owned business headquartered right in South Bend, Indiana, where the company not only serves its customers as a great resource for tires, wheels, suspension and brake parts and support, but also tests tires from every major manufacturer at its 11.7-acre test facility.

Members of the Autoblog team have long been customers of Tire Rack for our own vehicles, which is why Autoblog and AOL Autos turned to the company for winter tires to help our long-term Mini Countryman go in the snow, and we'll continue to tap them as a resource for our ongoing fleet of extended-stay vehicles. Indeed, Tire Rack has long been a supporter of automotive enthusiasts, and we're genuinely excited to have their support for the Autoblog Podcast.

And now, on to the show. This week we welcome the hosts of Top Gear USA – Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara – to talk about their third season hosting the U.S. version of the world's most popular car show. Want to listen to it live? Return to the site at 10 PM EST for instructions.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      How did you guys justify the podcast before you had a sponsor? Did the presence on iTunes bring people into the site? Or is it just so awesome you had to do it regardless of whether it paid for itself or not?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I still haven't seen anything about where Chris Shunk went after his last podcast episode? Did I miss something? Are you going to tell us? WTF?
        • 3 Years Ago
        I believe they briefly mentioned on the podcast after he left that he's at GM now.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hitting Play, error finding file. iTunes link works but not the streaming one.
      D. G.
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is no podcast episode available for the download? Nothing in RSS feed, nothing in this blog entry.
        John Neff - Autoblog
        • 3 Years Ago
        @D. G.
        Sorry if the post misleading. It was just to announce our new sponsor, not to make the latest episode available, which will be up shortly.
          D. G.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @John Neff - Autoblog
          Thanks for the response and yes, the post was worded like the new episode should be expected. That and the post appearance in podcast RSS feed made people look for the audio. I realized later on that it was posted Monday and episodes usually happen on Tuesdays...
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