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Shane's Rib Shack and Atlanta Motor Speedway Present "The Ultimate Shaniac BBQ Eating Contest"

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Kaelin Leonard
Shane’s Rib Shack



ATLANTA (July 1, 2012) –  Today, Shane’s Rib Shack and Atlanta Motor Speedway, launch the “Ultimate Shaniac BBQ Eating Contest,” where Shaniacs can enter for a chance to be chosen as a contestant by submitting their information at and emailing a photo and a story about why they are the “Ultimate Shaniac” to from July 1 through July 31. Shane’s Rib Shack founder, Shane Thompson will choose four contestants based on originality, creativity and passion for eating BBQ. Each contestant chosen to participate will compete in a BBQ eating contest at Atlanta Motor Speedway during the AdvoCare 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Weekend and will receive 2 tickets to the race on September 2. The contestant who can eat the most BBQ Pork Sliders in 2 minutes will be dubbed the winner and will receive a Big Green Egg!

Contest details include:

  • Shaniacs will submit their entries from July 1 – July 31, 2012.
  • On August 10th, the four contestants will be announced via Facebook and on
  • The contestants will come to Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 1, 2012 to compete in The Ultimate Shaniac BBQ Eating Contest.
  • The contestant that eats the most BBQ Pork Sliders in 2 minutes will be dubbed the winner of the contest and will receive one Large Big Green Egg Smoker! Runners up will each receive a $50 Gift Card to Shane’s Rib Shack and each contestant will receive 2 tickets to the AdvoCare 500, NASCAR Cup Series Race on September 2, 2012 for participating.

Please visit for additional contest information and official rules. Log onto the Shane’s Rib Shack Page on Facebook ( for contest updates.

For true Shane’s Rib Shack fanatics, each Shane’s Rib Shack location offers customers the opportunity to “Become a Shaniac” where members will receive exclusive offers, monthly news and rewards from Shane’s via email and text message.  In addition, BBQ lovers can follow Shane’s Rib Shack on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with community involvement, store openings, promotions and other “Shaniac” madness.

Shane’s Rib Shack currently has locations throughout the state of Georgia, including metro Atlanta, Athens, Brunswick, Hinesville, St. Simons Island, Statesboro and Savannah.  Additionally, Shane’s has restaurants in the following states:  Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Arizona, Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Kentucky and New York.  For a complete list of locations and franchise information, please


About Shane’s Rib Shack

Shane's Rib Shack is a true American rib shack, known for its slow-cooked ribs, hand-chopped chicken and pork, and many southern sides to compliment each plate.  The original shack was founded in 2002, in rural McDonough, Ga. by Shane Thompson, who started the restaurant with his grandfather's secret BBQ sauce.  Since becoming a franchised restaurant in 2004, Shane's Rib Shack has grown to become the country's fastest growing fast-casual barbecue concept.  Shane’s Rib Shack was selected as #56 on the Fast Casual Movers and Shakers list of 2009 and selected to Franchise Times Fast 55 list, highlighting the very best of the Fast Casual industry’s over 600 restaurants.  Shane’s Rib Shack currently operates more than 60 locations.  For more information, visit 


About Speedway Motorsports

Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates the following premier facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiaries; manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars and parts through its U.S. Legend Cars International subsidiary; and produces and broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to radio stations nationwide through its Performance Racing Network subsidiary. The Company also equally-owns Motorsports Authentics, a joint venture formed with International Speedway Corporation to produce, market and sell licensed motorsports merchandise. For more information, visit the Company's website at

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