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VLK's Pit Road Bar & Grill On Food Network May 1st
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Pit Road Bar & Grill, a family-owned restaurant located inside Victory Lane Indoor Karting 2330 Tipton Drive Charlotte, NC known worldwide for its 15 years of providing families, corporate groups and league racers an authentic and affordable racing experience, will be featured in an upcoming segment of the Food Network's popular TV series "Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives", which will be aired locally on Friday, May 1, 2015. 

Pit Road Bar & Grill was selected from a national pool of celebrated eateries to star in an episode entitled "Driving through Charlotte," which will be shown live inside the facility at 10pm. The celebration will begin at our 11am opening and continue through closing at midnight with several specials served throughout the day. The Food Network's production crew, NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer and host Guy Fieri filmed the segment on location on March 6-10.

"This is such an incredible honor for our entire family since we just opened the restaurant inside our racing facility one year ago, we are thrilled to have our story broadcasted to the rest of the country," Managing Partner, Clay Robinson said. "We want to share with our longtime racing customers, which is why we are celebrating this event in a big way locally. We want to share this achievement with the community that has supported the racing side of our business over the years!" 
Clay said “the bar & grill was planned as a natural extension of our racing business. We bring customers into this racing venue offering the best indoor kart racing in the country and we extend that same passion for excellence into the bar & grill to give our customers a reason to stick around longer.”

We were overwhelmed and a bit apprehensive initially but from the moment we began working with the professional and genuinely nice show staff it was smooth sailing. Clay said he has always been a die-hard fan of the show and loves how the show highlights unique, independent operations that reflect the passion of owner/operators.
Pit Road Bar & Grill itself pulls from Chef Donnie Simmons flavorful recipes and his Charlotte roots to feature many classics like his unique Moon Pie Sliders, The Concord and The Hot Lap. 

"To be chosen as a top pick and included in that elite group of restaurants from around the country is deeply satisfying to our family and staff who have all worked so hard to make this happen," Clay said.

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About Pit Road Bar & Grill: 

Pit Road Bar & Grill is family owned and in its 2nd year. Known for its hallmark hometown hospitality, great service, great food and now you can watch all the kart racing action from your seat in the restaurant. Over the years Victory Lane Indoor Karting has earned numerous accolades including: appearances on Fox Sports, WCNC (Larry’s Look), Fox News Rising and Sports Illustrated.
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