This week, Nashville is hitting the races, and our beloved local, independently-owned BBQ brand, Peg Leg Porker, will be making pigs fly as Carey Bringle partners with racer Josh Williams for the seventh year in a row. One of Williams’ first corporate partners while driving in the ARCA Racing Series back in 2015 was Peg Leg Porker, a restaurant concept by renowned Pitmaster Carey Bringle.
Fast forward to 2022 where Williams is now a veteran in the NASCAR Xfinity Series racing full-time for B.J. McLeod Motorsports, making his Cup debut earlier this season at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Both brands have grown together with Bringle’s business branching out to the Nashville International Airport with PigStar restaurant, Peg Leg Porker lines of bourbon, and the new outdoor venue at Bringle’s Smoking Oasis.
“I remember when I first met Carey Bringle and we took our first photo together in 2015,” said Xfinity Series B.J. McLeod Motorsports driver, Josh Williams. “He fed our team that weekend and bought my family-owned team a set of tires. Now we are sharing full Xfinity cars. Whenever you’re in town you can always find him at the original Peg Leg Porker location on Gleaves Street in the Gulch. “
As for Bringle, Williams made a lasting impression on him as well, “I met Josh several years ago when I was running in ARCA. He asked if we would sponsor him for the race and were happy to do so. Given his history of supporting children’s hospitals, we knew he was the right fit and a great guy. Since then, we have worked with him and his team every time they have come to Nashville.”
Joining Peg Leg Porker, Bringle, and Williams is Alloy Employer Services who embraced the shared car with a unique play on their #StrongerByDesign messaging, changing it to #SmokierByDesign to go along with the innovative paint scheme. The race will take place on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. EST. Be on the lookout for the lucky Peg Leg Car, No. 78!
About Peg Leg Porker and Owner, Carey Bringle:
Nashville native, Pitmaster Carey Bringle, has been competing in barbecue contests for more than 27 years, and he has the blue ribbons to prove it. With a deep southern background built around family values and appreciating a good meal, Bringle founded Peg Leg Porker in 2013. Peg Leg Porker is named after Bringle himself and his greatest win, a cancer battle that he triumphed at the age of 17. With his win, he lost his leg, which led him to create a new name and only added more fire to his passion for success. Upon opening its doors in the heart of Nashville, Peg Leg Porker was quickly named one of the hottest BBQ Joints in the country by numerous media outlets including Food Network, The Travel Channel, BBC, Southern Living, Texas Monthly, GQ, Garden and Gun Magazine, and many more. Peg Leg Porker is known for its juicy, smoked to perfection pork ribs drenched with a spicy dry seasoning *after* being smoked and its homemade yet playful sides like Kool-Aid Pickles and Pork Rind Nachos.
About Bringle’s Smoking Oasis:
Bringle’s Smoking Oasis, media darling Carey Bringle’s second BBQ concept, is built around Texas BBQ and features menu offerings never seen by him before including Texas-style brisket, beef ribs, and smoked turkey, as well as sides like roasted street corn and Texas-style baked beans. The new concept also offers a walk-up grab-and-go station with snack-type foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, and other kid-friendly menu items. A fully stocked bar will feature a full cocktail menu, frozen drinks, and of course, Bringle’s own brand of bourbon, Peg Leg Porker Spirits.
About Peg Leg Porker Bourbon:
In 2014, Carey Bringle founded Peg Leg Porker Bourbon, the world’s only Bourbon brand owned by a pitmaster himself. The rich smoky notes are unmatched as Bringle is a man who knows smoke better than most. Peg Leg Porker Bourbon can be found across the country in nine states from New York to Oklahoma, in specialty liquor stores, and on-site at the Peg Leg Porker headquarters in The Gulch in Nashville. With more than six years of various industry nominations including “The Best BBQ” in both media and by peers, the name Carey Bringle and the Peg Leg Porker brand has grown from a must-stop barbeque place in Tennessee to a way of life!
About Pig Star:
Carey Bringle’s third concept, Pig Star, offers all the smoky flavors that fans of Peg Leg Porker have come to love at the Delta Terminal in the Nashville International Airport. Menu options include pulled pork on nachos or a sandwich, plus smoked turkey, pork rinds, and Kool-Aid pickles!