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'Hungry Fan TV Dinner' joins Big Hoss TV at Texas

March 28, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Texas Motor Speedway

Meal fit for a king to accompany world's largest HD television introduction

You've got to hand it to Texas Motor Speedway -- the NASCAR track is never afraid to make a big impact and bring new things to the table. (See: Bacon Beer Milkshake.)

With the race weekend at TMS right around the corner, the venue has announced a "meaty" TV dinner to complement the debut of 'Big Hoss TV,' the world's largest HD video board.

TMS will usher in the debut of Big Hoss fittingly with the "Hungry Fan TV Dinner," suited for the world's largest appetites during next weekend's Duck Commander 500 NASCAR doubleheader weekend.

The oversized TV dinner takes on the "Go Big or Go Home" theme generated by Big Hoss and features some of the flavors that have grown to symbolize Texas' southwest roots. The Hungry Fan includes 1 1/2 pounds of barbecue cheddar chipotle meatloaf topped with onion crisps and barbecue glaze, 12 ounces of mashed Yukon potatoes sprinkled with cheddar cheese and 12 ounces of elote-style corn that combines chili powder, parmesan cheese, cilantro and mayo. (Click here for complete recipe.)

The meal will sell for $18 and will be available on the main concourse just inside Gate 4.

The creation of the Hungry Fan is part of the ongoing unique, signature concession items developed by Levy Restaurants. Last year, Levy, the official concessionaire of TMS, featured bacon-inspired menu items that included the debut of "Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy" during last year's Sprint Cup Series race. The snack featured 4 ounces of bacon-infused cotton candy topped with candy-coated bits of bacon.

The next item unveiled with a bacon theme was the "Shake 'n Bacon Brew" that debuted during November's AAA Texas NASCAR race weekend. The popular drink combines Rahr & Sons Ugly Pug Black Lager, Blue Bell homemade vanilla ice cream, bacon-infused maple syrup, whipped cream and bacon crumbles. Fans still will be able to purchase the Shake 'n Bacon Brew during the Duck Commander 500 weekend, along with the Smokin' Hubcaps (brisket on a glazed donut) and the mac 'n cheese hot dog.