Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Michigan International Speedway

Date: 08/17/2014
Location: Brooklyn, MI
Winner: Men: Jim Reeves (19) Women: Daniella Gioia (15), Nathanís Famous Hot Dogs
Total Prizes: Seat, Coney Island, July 4th


Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, will host a sanctioned hot dog-eating contest on Sunday August 17th, 2014, to qualify the champions who will compete in the 2015 Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest. The contest will take place before the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race. The top male and top female finishers from this qualifier will earn a trip to compete at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathanís Famous in Coney Island on July 4th, 2015.

In recent years, an estimated 35,000 fans have made the pilgrimage to the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island to watch the Nathanís Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, CA, holds the world record for eating 69 Nathanís Famous Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes, and he will seek his ninth straight title in 2015óa world record. Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, NV, will defend her title as Female Champion. She consumed 34 Hot Dogs and Buns in 10 minutes in 2014.

The Nathanís Famous qualifying tour is conducted each year in cities across the U.S. and beyond. Other qualifying events for the 2015 season are to be determined.

Do you have what it takes to challenge the reigning World Champions? If so, the time is now. Step up to the table for your shot at becoming a part of history!

This contest will take place on Sunday, August 17th, 2014, at 10am Eastern, at the Nathan's Stage in the Fan Fest Area at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI!

**The top male and female finisher will each qualify for a spot to compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4th, 2015.**

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*All applicants must be 18 years of age or older and fully acknowledge and understand the inherent dangers and risks associated with participating in an eating contest. The applicant further acknowledges and understands that the MLE/IFOCE coordinates with event sponsor(s) to select and approve eligible participants, and that the MLE/IFOCE shall decide, at its sole discretion, whether an applicant is eligible to participate in any eating event, and/or related activities. The MLE/IFOCE may revoke an applicant's eligibility to participate in the eating contest, or related activities, at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. The MLE/IFOCE and the event sponsors reserve the right, at any time, to change any and all details concerning the event, including, e.g., time, duration, location and prize structure.