Kentucky Speedway Serves Regional Flavors at Quaker State 400

Staff Writer
The food at Kentucky Speedway was more than ordinary on Sunday for the Quaker State 400
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After a rain delay Saturday, the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky. hosted the Quaker State 400 on Sunday. The venue offered special menus to honor the Bourbon capital of the world.

Kentucky Speedway Executive Chef James Pierson is the man behind the two menus, and he sought to showcase flavors of the Bluegrass State, as well as honor Danica Patrick’s commitment to wellbeing and good health.

Teaming up with Levy Restaurants, the new Jim Beam-sponsored menu at Kentucky Stillhouse featured dishes prepared with Kentucky bourbon and regional Kentucky flavors. Items included Devil’s Cut barbecue and bacon sausage, Jim Beam bluegrass bourbon burger, Jim Beam honey mustard chicken tenders, and Reg Stag pulled pork barbecue — a step up from your average NASCAR fare.

Even more out of the ordinary for the setting was a second menu of Danica Patrick’s Fit Fuel Station featuring healthy and fresh options. Fruit and vegetable cups, grilled chicken sandwich, grilled turkey sandwich, grilled veggie burger, a vegetable chopped salad, and healthy snacks such as baked chips, trail mix, and energy bars were offered. 

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