beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300

Tune in for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300, funded by the Beef Checkoff, on FS1 on Saturday, February 13, at 5PM EST. To help gear up for the big event, check out these delicious beef recipes that are perfect for tailgating, or homegating, on race day.

Race Day Recipes

Gear up for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 with celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson’s favorite race day recipes including New York Strip Steak Tacos, Beef Red Chile and a Patty Melt.

Luxe Patty Melt with Cheddar, Slow-Roasted Onions, And Pickles

Try this patty melt recipe from Chef Hugh Acheson featuring slow-roasted onion and pickles.

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beef red chile

Chef Hugh Acheson features his Beef Red Chile recipe featuring Beef Chuck Roast and ancho chiles.

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Enjoy this delicious steak taco recipe from Chef Hugh Acheson featuring New York Strip Steak, Salsa Macha and Cabbage Slaw.

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Whether the tailgate is in the parking lot, backyard, or home kitchen, you and your pit crew will be in the winner’s circle with these great tailgating recipes.

Nacho Beef Dip

nacho beef dip

Ground Beef, salsa and cheese dip meet in the skillet for a family favorite recipe. Try this dip with tortilla chips or veggie strips.

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Italian Beef Meatball Sandwich Rolls

Italian Beef Meatball Sandwiches Rolls

Ground Beef Italian-style sausage is stuffed with mozzarella cheese and baked in dough for a bite-sized recipe packed with flavor.

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Easy Roast Beef Potluck Rolls

Easy Roast Beef Potluck Rolls

Thinly sliced Deli Roast Beef is sandwiched between rolls and baked with cheese till golden and delicious.

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cooking tips

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grilling tips

What’s a tailgate without a grill? Whether you’re using gas or charcoal, check out our simple steps to perfecting the grill.

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outdoor cooking tips

Preparing and cooking food outside of the kitchen can be an exciting and delicious experience. Learn the tips and tricks to having a tasty, safe and properly cooked meal away from the kitchen.

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Background on Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300

The Beef. It's What’s For Dinner. brand has partnered with the Daytona International Speedway to sponsor the 40th season-opening race for the NASCAR Xfinity Series - The Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.® 300.

The 31-degree banked Daytona International Speedway held the first event for the new NASCAR Xfinity Series race in 1982, and the late Dale Earnhardt came home the winner. In fact, Earnhardt won a total of seven Xfinity Series season-openers at Daytona, including five in-a-row from 1990-94.

All guests will be screened before entering the facility for the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. ® 300 as well as all events as part of DAYTONA Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth (Feb. 9-14). Fans will be required to wear face coverings while maintaining six feet social distancing throughout their visit. Information, including all ticket options and safety protocols, can be found by visiting or calling 1-800-PITSHOP.

Tickets for Speedweeks events, excluding the DAYTONA 500, and a limited number of premium and extended-stay camping packages, are still available. Fans wishing to attend are encouraged to make their plans early and secure their seats or camping experience now. Excluding the DAYTONA 500, children 12 and under are FREE in the 100 level seating and $10 in all other reserved seating.

For information and a complete schedule of all racing events as part of Speedweeks, including the Tuesday night kickoff Busch Clash on the DAYTONA Road Course, log onto or call 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.