When it comes to BBQ, no region of the United States takes this heated subject more seriously than central Texas. Within the three points of Dallas, Luling, and Llano, you can find some of the most succulent barbecue in the U.S.

Although eating meat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner isn't everyone's lifelong dream, we couldn't pass up the chance when DaimlerChrysler's Dodge division offered us the world's fastest pickup, the 500-horsepower 2004 Ram SRT-10, to drive the "BBQ Triangle"--it was a sauce- and smoke-fueled excuse to sample all variations of the classic Texas-style way of cooking.