Roll out some speedy race-day snacks fit for a Nascar pit crew.


The keys to winning in Nascar seem simple enough: Go fast and don't run out of gas. With that in mind, we came up with a trackside meal to keep your engines running for the next 500 miles. On the starting line: hot grilled corn, sandwiches and dessert that go from fridge to table in less than 20 minutes.


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Race day starts extra-early for members of the pit team.  

05:30 Wake-up call.
 06:30 Crew eats a quick breakfast with lots of strong coffee.
 06:55 Arrive at the track.
 07:00 Garage opens, and prerace prep on the car begins.
 07:30 Crew stocks the trackside pit stall with race essentials.
 08:00 Time to fuel up and put new tires on the car.
 09:00 Run tests to make sure the car is race eligible.
 11:00 Team needs fuel -- lunch!
 12:30 Crew and driver firm up strategy.
 13:00 Cars enter the track.
 13:35 Crew assembles in the pit.
 14:00 Green flag: Go!