Hamburgers on the grill, Memorial Day Weekend and the May 25 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway are three All-American classics. And there¿s no better way to tie them together than firing up the charcoal with Bruton Smith's personal recipe for backyard burgers fit for a billionaire!

To help race fans celebrate in style and good taste on May 25 at the Coca-Cola 600, the founder and chairman of Charlotte Motor Speedway has revealed his personal recipe for backyard hamburgers cooked on the grill.

"This recipe makes the most mouth-watering hamburgers you've ever tasted and it will add just the right spice to a great Memorial Day Weekend of tailgating at the Coca-Cola 600," said Smith proudly. "This is the only recipe I use when I cook out, and once it gets out, I know I'll have to turn down franchise opportunities!"

Bruton's Backyard Billionaire Burgers

Ingredients:
3 pounds of fresh ground beef (80-percent lean)
1 egg
1 package of powdered mushroom mix
2 slices of toasted loaf bread crushed into bread crumbs
3 teaspoons of A-1 sauce

Directions: Mix ground beef and ingredients thoroughly. Press into (12)1/4-pound hamburger patties. Grill over charcoal until well done. Season with salt and pepper to desired taste. Serve on your favorite buns with a slice of cheese and onion on the side. Recipe serves 12.

Bruton¿s Billionaire Backyard Burgers can be enjoyed at any Memorial Day cookout, but for optimum taste-bud tickling, preparation is recommended at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway¿s May 25 Coca-Cola 600. Tickets can be obtained for NASCAR¿s longest race by calling 1-800-455-FANS or visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.