Medical Alert: NASCAR Media Corps May Be In Short Supply Next Weekend

Waffle House is giving away free food on Wednesday. Anything could happen.

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Members of the NASCAR media corps are known nationally as the hardest-eating group in the U.S.

Or if they aren’t, they ought to be.

Which means a press conference next Wednesday at the Waffle House in Mooresville, N.C. is likely to be among the best-attended in recent memory.

To quote the press release: “Media is invited to Waffle House for a special announcement from Smithfield and Richard Petty Motorsports. In addition, media is invited to have breakfast directly following the announcement. ‘The King’ Richard Petty and driver of the No. 43 Smithfield Ford, Aric Almirola, will help serve up the famous Waffle House waffles and Smithfield bacon as they cook and mingle with media following the announcement.”

Read between the lines, and you get this: Free food! Bacon! Waffles! Syrup! All you can eat! Possibly grits and scatter-cover-smother hash browns!

Which means there could be a shortage, either temporary or permanent, of NASCAR media for next weekend’s coverage at Dover's Monster Mile. Just saying.

By the way: You wonder how Richard Petty remains rail-thin? “I had half of my stomach taken out in ’78,” he says, before doing that became so popular with celebrities like him.