With fall tailgating season quickly approaching, Thomas’ is preparing with a new competition: Tailgating with Thomas’. In partnership with JTG Daugherty Racing, the brand ais searching for the most iconic tailgating recipes for the chance to win an epic sports weekend at a professional auto stock car race in 2023 valued at $5,000.

Sports fans from across the country can bring their own local spin to tailgating favorites and Thomas’ is looking for the best of the best where a nationwide consumer vote will crown one passionate tailgating chef as the Thomas’ Tailgating Recipe Champion. Now through September 15, fans can head to the special website to submit their recipe creation featuring a Thomas’ product.

“Tailgating chefs are passionate about their gameday spreads to fuel their family and friends ahead of a big race or game,” says Eduardo Zarate, senior director of marketing for Thomas’. “With the fall tailgating season right around the corner and the endless possibilities that Thomas’ products offer, we know our Tailgating with Thomas’ recipe contest is the perfect opportunity to inspire fans to showcase their best gameday grub – whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or desserts! We look forward to seeing the creativity that comes from our fans and know that it will inspire others to turn their tailgating up a notch this season to be the spot everyone wants to stop by!”

Following the entry period, five finalists will be selected for a nationwide vote, where the finalist with the most votes can grab up to three friends to race off to a professional auto stock car race weekend in 2023 armed with custom Thomas’ tailgating necessities – a tailgating chair and drink cooler. The remaining four finalists will each receive Thomas’ tailgating swag and the finalist with the second most votes will score signed memorabilia from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. of JTG Daugherty Racing. Plus, those who cast a vote for their favorite recipe between October 3-10 will be entered into a random drawing to win their own gear to get in the tailgating mood for the season ahead.

“I’d say our racing fans may know how to tailgate better than anyone out there and will bring some of the best tailgating recipes to the table,” says No. 47 Thomas’ Camaro driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. “I’m looking forward to seeing some of the tailgating recipes that are submitted. Thomas does an outstanding job of maximizing their partnership with the team and I’m excited to see who wins the epic sports weekend and takes the title!”