The Martinsville hot dog. Is there a more legendary food in all of NASCAR?
Its ingredients are simple: 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. Just like Mom used to use.
It's also allegedly only 110 calories. (Well, not including the slaw, chili, et. al.) They're so famous, Martinsville brought a shipment all the way down to Daytona earlier this year during the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on record as eating three to four a day.
And this weekend, Martinsville will dole out an estimated 50,000 of these bright red meat sacks, starting as early as 8 a.m. Hot dogs for breakfast? And for only a couple bucks? Must be a NASCAR track!
If you've sampled one of these delicacies and lived to tell the tale, by all means, share your story in the comments below.