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“Quarter-Mile Cookout” At Lowe’s Motor Speedway

| , RacinToday.com Tuesday, May 19 2009

Coca-Cola will ignite the summer BBQ season this Friday by firing up the nation’s longest grill at the site of NASCAR’s longest race, the    Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Requiring more than 7,000 pounds of Kingsford® Charcoal, the monster-sized ring of fire will measure an astonishing 1,320 feet – spanning more than four football fields in length if stretched end to end.  The colossal grill will be used to cook up a free feast for fans attending the “Coca-Cola Quarter-Mile Cookout” on Friday, May 22. Located on  the racetrack near the start/finish line from 11 a.m.-2 p.m, the event is open to all Coca-Cola 600 ticket and annual credential holders

The oval-shaped quarter-mile grill – assembled on part of the racetrack’s frontstretch and pit road – will be manned by celebrity chef and Food Network star Tyler Florence, host of “Tyler’s Ultimate” and author of “Dinner at My Place” and “Stirring the Pot.”  Joining Chef Florence will be some of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, including Clint Bowyer, Bobby Labonte, Kyle Petty, and racing legend Bobby Allison, all of whom will trade their firesuits for “track aprons” as they help grill up lunch for thousands of fans.

| , RacinToday.com Tuesday, May 19 2009
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