Mark McMillian spent much of his life intercepting passes in the NFL and as a standout defensive back at Alabama. These days he’s traded in his helmet and shoulder pads for a barbecue grill.

McMillian’s grilling prowess will be on display during the South Point 400 weekend as he leads a grilling demonstration on Saturday, Oct. 14 in the infield RV area at the speedway. In addition, McMillian will serve as an honorary race official for Sunday’s South Point 400 NASCAR Cup Series race.

“This is going to be amazing,” McMillian said. “Over the past few years, I’ve really become a huge NASCAR fan. So to come to the speedway and combine my love for grilling and auto racing is checking off a major item on my bucket list.”

The grilling demonstration will take place in the Inner Circle tent at 5:30 p.m. following with Alsco 302. McMillian also will provide samples and be available to race fans following the seminar.

McMillian’s 98-yard interception return against Chattanooga in 1991 is still and Alabama record for longest interception return in school history. After a stellar career with the Crimson Tide, McMillian spent seven years in the NFL amassing 23 career interceptions and scoring three touchdowns as a defensive back.

But since his NFL career ended, “Grill’n” McMillian has made an even bigger name in the barbecue world. McMillian appeared on Season 2 of Gordon Ramsey’s Next Level Chef this past year and has appeared on numerous programs and podcasts showing off his grilling skills.

Race fans interested in being part of the infield RV experience during the South Point 400 weekend can click here to reserve their space. The grilling demonstration will be free to call infield campers.