The attention of drivers at the annual 13-hour endurance race at Virginia's International Raceway is constantly split between the track and the delicious scent of smoking meats wafting into their race cars. That's thanks to a crazy competition pitting teams of corner safety workers against each other in a trackside cook-off.
This year's winner created an entire Thanksgiving dinner between turns three and four. Here's how he did it — along with his recipe for "Trackside Smoked Turkey."
You'll remember from my 13-hour race report that I consumed 21 units of meat products in the roughly 36 hours I was there. The whole experience was as much a giant BBQ as a race, and the people involved in the cooking portion took it extremely seriously.