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Attack of the killer potato: Meet Texas Motor Speedway’s latest Hawg Heaven creation

The Taternator is a “Texas-sized” smoked potato that is overstuffed with a pound and a half of BBQ pulled pork, hickory black-pepper sausage and brisket, and then topped with spicy bacon jalapeño mac-and-cheese and a creamy bacon gravy.
The Taternator is a “Texas-sized” smoked potato that is overstuffed with a pound and a half of BBQ pulled pork, hickory black-pepper sausage and brisket, and then topped with spicy bacon jalapeño mac-and-cheese and a creamy bacon gravy.

Texas Motor Speedway is about to unveil its latest “Hawg Heaven” item — and after eating it, you may need to mount wheels on yourself and call for a tow.

Executive Chef Lincoln Engstrom’s newest creation for the bacon-centric novelty-concession line is the 24-ounce Hawg Heaven “Taternater” It will make its splashy debut at the Monster Energy Series NASCAR Playoff race weekend, Nov. 2-4 in north Fort Worth.

The Taternater is a “Texas-sized” smoked potato that is overstuffed with a pound and a half of BBQ pulled pork, hickory black-pepper sausage and brisket.

Since this is a Hawg Heaven item, it’s gotta have bacon. In this case, the meats and potato are covered in spicy bacon jalapeño mac-and-cheese and a creamy bacon gravy.

The BBQ spud will cost $12 and is available throughout the triple-header race weekend at the Levy All-American Stand 405 concession. The weekend includes the JAG Metals 350 on Friday, the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 on Saturday and the AAA Texas 500 on Sunday.

“This will surely ‘starch’ the engines of our race fans,” Engstrom said. “The Hawg Heaven Taternater is the perfect fall feast for our race-starved fans that have been waiting six months for NASCAR to return to Texas Motor Speedway.”

Past Hawg Heaven items include the Shake ‘n Bacon Brew bacon-infused milk shake, Hawg Heaven Bacon Cotton Candy, BBQ Melt, Funnel Fries, Bacon Nachos and more.

For further race weekend information and tickets, visit texasmotorspeedway.com or call 817-215-8000.

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