Joey Chestnut NEW YORK, NY – JULY 04: Competitive eater Joey Chestnut competes in the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Chestnut won the men’s division by successfully tying his own world record by eating 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The world record for most hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes is already owned by competitive eating legend Joey Chestnut, but it sounds like the 15-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion is trying to break his own record this year – and he thinks he can do it.

During an appearance on the Barstool Sports podcast Pardon My Take this week, Joey Chestnut was asked if he felt like he could break his world record of 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, which he set back in 2021.

“It’s possible. It’s doable,” Chestnut said. “But there’s things out of my control. There could be silly protesters, there could be thunderstorms. But if I’m feeling as good as I have the last two weeks, I can do it.”

Chestnut made it clear that his ideal pace is to have 50 hot dogs eaten in the first five minutes. He then revealed the pace he would like to hit in order to feel confident about breaking the record.

“If I’m at 65 [by the eight minute mark], it’s almost guaranteed that I’m going to hit it,” Chestnut said. “63, it’s getting close.”

We’ll have to see whether or not Chestnut is able to make history once again on competitive eating’s biggest stage.

Chestnut was only able to hit 63 hot dogs last year.

[Barstool Sports]