Saturday, June 12, 2010

Things Heat Up at Daytona

Hot laps and smokin' tires won't be the only things heating up Daytona International Speedway in July.

During the Coke Zero 400, the track wiill host the  the inaugural KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society)-sanctioned Daytona PITmasters Florida State BBQ Championship on Saturday, July 3.

Daytona PITmasters will feature more than 50 of the top BBQ competitors in America displaying their finest skills for a share of a $30,000 purse. The winner will represent Florida at the USA and World BBQ Championship.

Race fans will be able to sample barbecue at the competition area outside of the Frontstretch between the Sprint Tower and Turn 1 beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday after the first round of judging. Sampling will continue until 4:30 p.m. No grandstand ticket is needed to attend the Daytona PITmasters.

In addition to traditional BBQ categories, the event will host a “BBQ Alley” for backyard grillers who want to learn more about smokers and the difference between barbecuing and backyard grilling.

For more information about the Daytona PITmasters Florida Barbeque Championship, visit and for tickets to the Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola, visit or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

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