Friday, October 7, 2011

Funnel Bacakonator, Danica Patrick Fit Fuel Menu Highlight New Foods at Speedway

Everything from a funnel cake covered with bacon to a "Fit Fuel" menu
endorsed by one of racing's most popular drivers will be offered in
the concession stands when fans come to Charlotte Motor Speedway for
Bank of America 500 Week, Oct. 12-15.

Charlotte Motor Speedway is teaming with Levy Restaurants to offer
fans the following new unique concession items:

• Danica Patrick's Fit Fuel Menu: Danica Patrick's Fit Fuel menu will
make its debut at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The new menu features
lighter fare and vegetarian items recommended by Patrick. "For me it's
important to always eat healthy and balanced meals so I have enough
energy for the task at hand," said Patrick. "My Fit Fuel menu is
loaded with healthy options, so fans can make smart choices about what
they eat when they're enjoying the races."

The Danica Patrick Fit Fuel menu includes a turkey burger, veggie
burger, a grilled chicken sandwich, a veggie chopped salad, fruit and
veggie cups, trail mix, baked potato chips and Clif and Luna Bars.
Fans can find the fit offerings in Section K of the Ford Grandstand.

• Funnel Bacakonator: On the other end of the fit food spectrum is the
Funnel Bacakonator. Fans who aren't as health conscious but are
looking for a tasty treat at the races will enjoy this serving of a
funnel cake covered in bacon pieces and drizzled with chocolate and
strawberry sauces. The Funnel Bacakonator will be available in the
Levy Restaurants State Fair concession stand near Gate 4 in the
General Motors grandstand.

• Flame and Fuel Burgers: Fans coming to the track for Bank of America
500 Week can also try the new Flame and Fuel menu with one-of-a-kind
burger offerings like the Sunday Night Turkey Burger with cornbread
stuffing, gravy and carrot relish, or the Charlotte Pimento Mac-n-
Cheese Burger, with Angus beef, pimento mac-and-cheese and crumbled
pork rinds. The Flame and Fuel menu offerings will be located in the
in Sections I and J of the General Motors grandstand.

• Gluten-Free: Gluten-intolerant guests can enjoy traditional race-day
fare during Bank of America 500 Week. A portable concession cart,
dedicated exclusively to freshly prepared, gluten-free favorites and
snacks will offer hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, pumpkin seeds, and
candies. The gluten-free foods can be found in Sections G and F of the
General Motors grandstand.

"Enjoying fun and unique foods is a big part of the racing
experience," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of
Charlotte Motor Speedway. "We always want to push the envelope when it
comes to our concessions and offer our fans something they can only
enjoy in Charlotte. I've personally tried the Funnel Bacakonator and
it is awesome. I can't wait for our fans to try these new items and
see what they think!"

Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be
purchased online or by calling the
speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). The Coca-Cola Four
Pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four Coca-Cola drinks
starting at just $39.75 per person.

For daily updates on October race activities, connect with Charlotte
Motor Speedway by following on Twitter at
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