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Bacon, bacon and bacon set for Texas Motor Speedway races Nov. 5-8

It will soon be race day again at Texas Motor Speedway and that means partner Levy Restaurants will come up with some a bit wacky to entertain fans.

For the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR tripleheader weekend set for Nov. 5-8, attendees may find the smell of burning rubber dampened by the smell of bacon. Yes, if you’re already pining for the the smell of Texas-style food weirdness now that the State Fair of Texas is over, you’re in luck. 

The next generation of the Hawg Heaven line ignites the “fire” with the Hawg Heaven Double Barrel Dawg and then cools things down with an icy treat – the Final Rocky Road-eoice cream sundae in tribute to retiring NASCAR icon Jeff Gordon.

The tradition of bacon-themed concession items continues with the Hawg Heaven Double Barrel Dawg. Following in the footsteps of the widely popular Hawg Heaven Queso Wing, Hawg Heaven Bacon Nachos, Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy and Shake ‘N Bacon Brew, this sandwich is all about what else? Bacon. The sandwich features two foot-long Texas Hot Links, custom made for Levy Restaurants by locally owned Syracuse Sausage in nearby Ponder, Texas, a jalapeno bacon and caramelized onion mix, bacon queso and topped with crunchy spicy pork rinds.

The bacon theme continues with a special tribute to Jeff Gordon’s final race at Texas Motor Speedway with the Final Rocky Road-eo Sundae. It is well known that the four-time Sprint Cup Series champion’s favorite ice cream is Rocky Road and its combination with bacon is…well different. The sundae features a Krispy Kreme maple bacon donut, two scoops of rocky road ice cream, hot fudge sauce infused with bacon, bacon whipped cream, honey roasted peanuts, chocolate chips, marshmallows and candied bacon. You can’t make this up. “The two scoops of ice cream and four kinds of bacon are the perfect way to celebrate Gordon’s final race at Texas Motor Speedway,” according to the press release.

“These two items take our Hawg Heaven brand to the next level and will be the perfect complement to each other on race weekend,” Levy Restaurants Executive Chef Lincoln Engstrom said. “There is nothing better than a little spice to start a meal and then finish it off with a cool treat. No one will be disappointed with either of these great items as the oversized sandwich is a meal in itself and the sundae is the perfect way to finish the meal off.”

The sandwich will sell for $11 while the sundae costs $10. Both will be available at the concession stand inside Gate 4 of the speedway.

 Texas Motor Speedway’s tripleheader weekend features the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 on Friday, Nov. 6 (7:30 p.m. CT), XFINITY Series O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge on Saturday, Nov. 7 (2:30 p.m.) and culminates with the Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 on Sunday, Nov. 8 (1 p.m.). For additional information, please visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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