WATCH: Malzahn, Wilder talk ahead of GEICO 500

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TALLADEGA, Al. (WIAT) – Auburn head football coach Gus Malzahn and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take on a different sports arena Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Malzahn will serve as the Grand Marshal for the GEICO 500; Wilder the honorary pace car driver.

Malzahn and Wilder met with the media ahead of Sunday’s big race. The Tigers head coach spoke about the opportunity to serve as Grand Marshal, as well as address Auburn’s NFL draftees and injuries ahead of the 2018 season.

A very talkative Wilder addressed questions regarding the long anticipated unifaication fight between himself and Anthony Joshua. Wilder said the fight “will happen.”

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