The episode follows host Mario Batali and NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer, a two-time Talladega Sprint Cup Series winner, as they tour up and down the Boulevard, sampling the delicious dishes NASCAR fans cooked up on their tailgate grills during the Aaron's Dream weekend earlier this month.
The footage from Talladega is part of “The Chew’s” Ultimate BBQ Cookout Countdown. During the countdown, the show’s hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz are roving the country searching for the most unforgettable barbecues and cookouts.
NASCAR is known for its incredible tailgating cuisine, so it was a no-brainer for the show to choose the Talladega infield - in particular Talladega Boulevard - as a destination for some of the best BBQ in the whole country.
Infamous for its wild party atmosphere and occasional drop-ins from NASCAR’s top drivers, the Boulevard also features some of the best cooking and tailgating found in any sport, thanks to the hard work and dedication NASCAR tailgaters put into setting up a home away from home during race weekend.
The Talladega episode of “The Chew” will re-air on Monday at noon on ABC.