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"The Chew" Cooks Up A Storm At RIR

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Richmond, VA—The popular ABC show "The Chew" wrapped up a special shoot at Richmond International Raceway Sunday; 8News talked with the hosts about why they chose to come to Richmond.

While the dust finished settling at the track, cameras were rolling as the "The Chew" recorded a special show, slated to air later in the week.

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch joined the hosts on set, and co-host Michael Symon took a few laps around the track in the famous 24 car.

"It was awesome," says Symon of the experience. "Whenever you are in the hands of someone that is amazing at something, it's special. I don't know how fast we were going... But it felt very fast."

The show's producers had their pick of raceways around the country to choose from, but they decided Richmond International Raceway was the best location to film the show. After taking a spin around the track, "The Chew" co-host Mario Batali said Richmond's short track was the best choice.

"I love it. Felt great when I was in the car. I've never been on a long track, so yes, the short track was fantastic!"

After the racing was through, Victory Lane was transformed into a kitchen. The chefs taught Kyle Busch a few things about cooking. One of the recipes involved M&Ms…the colorful chocolate is featured on one of the cars Busch races.

The chefs say the track and RIR officials were very accommodating, and they enjoyed their stay in central Virginia.

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