Fans will be in for a treat this September 18-21 as the Big Hog Cheddar Dog makes its debut as the featured food item at Charlotte Motor Speedway's AutoFair. The world's largest automotive extravaganza will truly be one for the dogs as the Big Hog Cheddar Dog coincides with the "DockDogs Big Air at the Autofair" aquatics canine-jumping competition taking place throughout the event.

The mouth-watering Big Hog Cheddar Dog is a gigantic half-pound foot-long hot dog wrapped with crispy jalapeno bacon and topped with chili, shredded cheddar, fried onions and fried jalapenos. The delicious dog is capped off with a zesty "horsepower" sauce and served on a foot-long pretzel roll.

With the calorie total reaching nearly 2,000, the Big Hog Cheddar Dog is the latest fun fair food creation by Charlotte Motor Speedway and Levy Restaurants. Fans can grab one of these hot dogs at the Levy Restaurants concession stand located by the infield media center.

"Here at the speedway, we've developed a tradition of coming up with off-the-wall food items unique to our track," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "This Big Hog Cheddar Dog is going to bring a little spice to the AutoFair and fans are going to love it!"

The AutoFair annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors, features nearly 50 car club displays and offers thousands of automotive parts and memorabilia for sale or trade. There's also a collector car auction conducted by Dealer Auctions Inc. and up to 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models will be available for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

AutoFair tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 13 and under. Four-day passes are available for $30. AutoFair is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For tickets or additional information about AutoFair or other events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, call 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

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