15 Facts About Joey Chestnut

1. In 2018, Joey Chestnut competed in The Amazing Race 30 alongside fellow competitive eater Tim Janus.

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2. On July 4, 2017, Joey Chestnut defended his title and ate 72 hot dogs and buns.

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3. On July 4, 2016, Joey Chestnut redeemed himself with 70 hot dogs and buns with Stonie behind with 53 hot dogs and buns.

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4. Prior to the event, Joey Chestnut proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa.

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5. On October 13, 2012, Joey Chestnut won the Third Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championships in Toronto, Ontario by consuming 19 boxes of poutine in 10 minutes.

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6. On March 17, 2012 Joey Chestnut set a new world record by eating 20 half pound Corned Beef sandwiches in 10 minutes at the annual Toojay's Corned Beef eating competition in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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7. On July 4, 2010, Joey Chestnut secured his fourth straight Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest, by consuming 54 HDB in what he himself describes as a disappointing performance.

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8. On July 4, 2009, Joey Chestnut topped his previous record of 59 hot dogs and buns by consuming 68 HDB in the 2009 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

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9. On 24 March 2008, Joey Chestnut set a new record at The Big Texan Steak Ranch restaurant in Amarillo, Texas by eating a meal of 72-ounce ribeye steak, salad, baked potato, shrimp cocktail, and roll in just 8 minutes 52 seconds.

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10. On October 22, 2005, Joey Chestnut set a new world record for downing 32.5 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes at the Arizona State Fair, as part of the GoldenPalace.

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11. On July 4, 2016, Joey Chestnut regained the championship belt from Stonie by eating 70 hot dogs; 3.5 hot dogs short of his record-setting qualifying round.

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12. In 2014, Joey Chestnut captured his eighth straight title eating a total of 61 HDB.

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13. In 2013, Joey Chestnut captured his seventh straight title, eating a total of 69 HDB, breaking his previous world record.

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14. On July 4, 2009, Joey Chestnut beat Kobayashi again, by consuming a new world record of 68 HDB and winning his third consecutive title.

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15. On July 4, 2007, Joey Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes, which set a new world record.

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