The Martinsville Hot Dog: A NASCAR Classic
Written by Ray Everett   
Saturday, 02 April 2011 23:15


Race fans attending Sunday's Goody's Fast Relief 500 no doubt have an appetite for fender-banging short track racing action. Odds are high most will leave with their hunger satisfied. That is what has kept the crowds coming back to Martinsville Speedway since 1947.


Or is it the hot dogs?


The only location on the planet where one can acquire the culinary delicacy known as the "Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog" is, of course, the Martinsville Speedway. And the only time you can get them is on race weekends.


Enjoyed and loved by fans, drivers, car owners, sponsors, crew members and officials alike, the Martinsville hot dog is the most recognized concession stand item in all of NASCAR. With millions and millions sold, it has been that way for a long time.


Still only $2 each, they are a bargain in any economy.


The hot dog itself is a Jesse Jones brand dog which consists of pork, mechanically separated chicken, water, salt, as well as 2 percent or less of corn syrup, extrose, beef, flavorings, potassium lactate, sodium phosphates, sodium diacetate, sodium erythrobate, sodium nitrite and Red 40. The wiener contains 110 calories with no trans fat or byproducts. It is bright red and expect the inside of your bun to be a pinkish color. That is when you know you are holding the real McCoy.


Finished with chili, mustard, onions, and vinegar-based slaw, the Martinsville hot dog has withstood the test of time and remains a NASCAR classic.


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