Smithfield partners with Major League Eating's Matt Stonie to set world record for bacon eating during the Daytona race weekend

Tuesday, Feb 17 2593
Because there's no such thing as too much bacon, Smithfield is celebrating the kick-off of racing season and its sponsorship of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 race team with driver Aric Almirola in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
To celebrate the kick-off of the 2015 racing season, Smithfield is not only fueling the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 race team with driver Aric Almirola, but is also teaming with Major League Eating's Matt Stonie to set a world record for how much bacon is eaten within a five minute timeframe.
The contest will be held on Sunday, February 22, and will take place from about 9:50 a.m. until roughly 9:55 a.m. at the Smithfield display on the Midway.
A rising star in the competitive eating world, and a YouTube force with 450,000 subscribers, Major League Eating's Matt Stonie has participated in dozens of eating competitions. He is the reigning champ for eating the most birthday cake, gyros, frozen yogurt, pumpkin pie, and soon bacon!
Racing fans at the track can get in on the action throughout the year too. Smithfield will host amateur eating contests for fans at races throughout the year where Smithfield is a primary sponsor. Contestants will be able to test their competitive eating skills with fan favorites such as bacon, ribs and BBQ. Matt Stonie will join racing legend Richard Petty and driver Aric Almirola in judging the first bacon-eating contest of the 2015 season in Daytona.


Adam Sinclair

Adam has been a race fan since the first time he went through the tunnel under the Daytona International Speedway almost 30 years ago. He has had the privilege of traveling to races all across the state of Florida (as well as one race in Ohio), watching nearly everything with a motor compete for fame and glory, as well as participating in various racing schools to get the feel of what racecar drivers go through every week.  

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