NASCAR is rolling into Richmond this week, and, like most visitors to the capital city, NASCAR drivers, crews and their families make sure to take advantage of the renowned food scene during their visit. We’ve got the inside scoop on some of their favorite local hot spots.

- Boka Tako -

One of the original Richmond food truck kings, the folks dishing out “Tacos for your Mouf!” have served up their award-winning food in the Driver-Owner lot on more than one occasion. Fortunately, with two restaurants and their trucks popping up all over the RVA, you don’t need to drive a car fast to enjoy them.  

- Ashland Coffee and Tea -

A couple drivers have been known to bike the 30 mile round trip to this breakfast spot located on Ashland’s quaint Railroad Avenue. When you see the menu, it’s easy to see why. Maple bacon cinnamon rolls? Sign us up!  

- The Fancy Biscuit -

These guys need a hearty breakfast to make it through a grueling day at the track, and few places do the job better than the southern staples you can enjoy from the Fancy Biscuit. With sweet shop Shyndigz next door, you can pick up a celebratory desert to enjoy after Victory Lane.  

- Lunch. and Supper! -

Nestled amongst the bustling brewery business of Scott’s Addition, Lunch. and Supper! specializes in southern gourmet and offers up comfort foods perfect for any time of day. When the NASCAR crews want a taste of the Richmond experience, they come here.  

- Dot’s Back Inn -

Located a couple miles from the track, Dot’s has been a Northside anchor for years. Guy Fieri even stopped by the local joint on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in 2009. While the whole menu is excellent, Dot’s is the perfect brunch spot for Sunday morning before heading home.  

- Rappahannock -

Known for a massive raw bar with some killer oysters, this tide-to-table joint has quickly become a favorite for locals and out-of-towners alike. When NASCAR rolls into RVA, some of the guys and gals can't resist throwing back a dozen oysters and a cold, local beer.  

- Buz and Ned’s -

One of the only Virginia restaurants cooking with 100% wood, Buz and Ned’s Real BBQ is so good that Buz earned the nickname “Flay Slayer” when his pork spare ribs took home the win in Bobby Flay’s Throwdown. It’s easy to see why the teams and drivers flock to this Richmond staple when they’re in town. While we can’t guarantee you’ll run into your favorite driver at one of these local hot spots – you’re sure to see them under the lights at Richmond Raceway. Click here for more information!