The Pit Stop is an aftershow for RuPaul's Drag Race (Seasons 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13), RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars (Seasons 2, 3, 4 & 5) and Canada's Drag Race (Season 1). The show involves two people, a host and a guest (usually two previous competitors from Drag Race) in which they discuss the events of the episode. The name of the show is a pun on the pit area used during the car race where drivers can go and get refuelled, new tires, etc. during the race.

Season 8's Pit Stop was hosted by YouTuber Kingsley, All Stars 2, Season 9 and Season 10's by Raja (with Bob The Drag Queen filling in for seasons 9 & 10's finales), All Stars 3's by Alaska, All Stars 4's by Trixie Mattel, Season 11's (and All Stars 4's finale) by Manila Luzon and Season 12 and All Stars 5's by Bob The Drag Queen. The first three seasons aired on Logo's YouTube channel before switching to VH1's YouTube channel starting with All Stars 3.

Season 8

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by YouTuber Kingsley

Episode # Episode Host Guest Season
1 100th Episode Kingsley Detox Season 5
2 Bitch Perfect Trixie Mattel Season 7
3 RuCo's Empire Ginger Minj
4 New Wave Queens Delta Work Season 3
5 Snatch Game Raja
6 Wizard of Oz Makeover Morgan McMichaels Season 2
7 Political Ads Laganja Estranja Season 6
8 Book Ball Shannel Season 1
All Stars 1
9 The Realness Music Video Victoria 'Porkchop' Parker Season 1
10 Grand Finale Cynthia Lee Fontaine Season 8

All Stars 2

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Season 3 winner Raja

Episode # Episode Host Guest Season
1 All Star Talent Show Raja Delta Work Season 3
2 Snatch Game Morgan McMichaels Season 2
3 HERstory of the World Laganja Estranja Season 6
4 Drag Movie Shequels Mariah Balenciaga Season 3
5 All Star Drag Queens of Comedy Courtney Act Season 6
6 Drag Fish Tank Trixie Mattel Season 7
7 Family Makeover Pandora Boxx Season 2
All Stars 1
8 Read U Wrote U Finale Alaska Season 5
All Stars 2

Season 9

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted again by Season 3 winner Raja, with season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen filling in for the final episode.

Episode # Episode Host Guest Season
1 Oh My Gaga Raja Alaska Season 5
All Stars 2
2 Cheerleading Katya Season 7
All Stars 2
3 Draggily Ever After Delta Work Season 3
4 Good Morning Bitches Gia Gunn Season 6
5 Kardashian the Musical Mariah Balenciaga Season 3
6 Snatch Game Laganja Estranja Season 6
7 9021-HO Ginger Minj Season 7
All Stars 2
8 Michelle Visage Roast Bob The Drag Queen Season 8
9 TV Pilots Violet Chachki Season 7
10 Crew Makeovers Raven Season 2
All Stars 1
11 Gayest Ball Ever Ongina Season 1
12 Category is Manila Luzon Season 3
All Stars 1
13/14 Reunion/Grand Finale Bob The Drag Queen Luis
(Bob's Assistant)
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All Stars 3

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Season 5 runner up & All Stars 2 winner Alaska. It is the first season of The Pit Stop to air on VH1's YouTube page and not Logo's.

Episode # Episode Host Guest Season
1 Variety Show Alaska Manila Luzon Season 3
All Stars 1
2 Divas VH1 Jaidynn Diore Fierce Season 7
3 The Bitchelor Alexis Michelle Season 9
4 Snatch Game Delta Work Season 3
5 Pop Art Ball Gia Gunn Season 6
6 Kitty Girls Adore Delano Season 6
All Stars 2
7 My Best Squirrelfriend's Wedding Trip Eureka Season 9
Season 10
8 A Jury of Your Queers Chad Michaels Season 4
All Stars 1

Season 10

For this season of The Pit Stop Season 3 winner Raja returned as the host, with Season 8 winner Bob The Drag Queen filling in for the final episode.

Episode # Episode Host Guest Season
1 10s Across the Board Raja Laganja Estranja Season 6
2 PharmaRuscal Delta Work Season 3
3 Tap That App Adore Delano Season 6
All Stars 2
4 The Last Ball on Earth Mariah Balenciaga Season 3
5 The Bossy Rossy Show Gia Gunn Season 6
The Switch 2
6 DragCon Panel
Extravaganza
Morgan McMichaels Season 2
All Stars 3
7 Snatch Game Manila Luzon Season 3
All Stars 1
8 The Unauthorized Rusical Valentina Season 9
9 Breastworld Ongina Season 1
10 Social Media
Kings Into Queens
Kimora Blac Season 9
11 Evil Twins Farrah Moan
12 American Ginger Minj Season 7
All Stars 2
14 Grande Finale Bob The Drag Queen Delta Work Season 3

All Stars 4

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Season 7 contestant and All Stars 3 winner Trixie Mattel, and Manila Luzon of Season 3, All Stars 1, and All Stars 4 hosted the final episode.

Episode # Episode Title Host Guest Season(s)
1 All Star Super Queen Variety Show Trixie Mattel Morgan McMichaels Season 2
All Stars 3
2 Super Girl Groups, Henny Sonique Season 2
3 Snatch Game of Love Laganja Estranja Season 6
4 Jersey Justice Kim Chi Season 8
5 Roast in Peace Mayhem Miller Season 10
6 LaLaPaRUza Katya Season 7
All Stars 2
7 Queens of Clubs Vanessa Vanjie Mateo Season 10
Season 11
8 RuPaul's Best Judy's Race Morgan McMichaels Season 2
All Stars 3
9 Sex and the Kitty Girl Farrah Moan Season 9
All Stars 4
10 "Super Queen" Grand Finale Manila Luzon Alaska Season 5
All Stars 2

Season 11

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Season 3, All Stars 1, and All Stars 4 contestant Manila Luzon.

Episode # Episode Title Host Guest Season(s)
1 Whatcha Unpackin? Manila Luzon Farrah Moan Season 9
All Stars 4
2 Good God Girl, Get Out Delta Work Season 3
3 Diva Worship Ongina Season 1
4 Trump: The Rusical Kimora Blac Season 9
5 Monster Ball Jiggly Caliente Season 4
6 The Draglympics Eureka Season 9
Season 10
7 From Farm to Runway Mariah Balenciaga Season 3
8 Snatch Game at Sea Pandora Boxx Season 2
All Stars 1
9 L.A.D.P.! Bianca Del Rio Season 6
10 Dragracadabra Jinkx Monsoon Season 5
11 Bring Back My Queens! Derrick Barry Season 8
12 Queens Everywhere Laganja Estranja Season 6
14 Grand Finale Raja Season 3

UK Season 1

High Tea is the equivalent series for The Pit Stop that was available on VH1's website after a week and some days each episode of the series aired. There were eight webisodes hosted by Season 10 contestant Miz Cracker with two special guests.

Episode # Episode Title Drag Race UK Episode Host Guests Occupation
1 Lewks Are Served From Across The Pond The Royal Queens Miz Cracker Tina Burner Drag Queen
Larry Owens Actor
2 "Downton Draggy" & Bond Girl Realness Downton Draggy Brendan Germain Performer and Writer
Michael Musto Journalist
3 Balls Out On The Maypole & Nontraditional Fashions Posh On A Penny Johnny Podcasters
Colin Drucker
4 Snatch Game & Getting Weird On The Runway Snatch Game Sydnee Washington Comedians
Matteo Lane
5 Filth Harmony Vs. Frock Destroyers Girl Groups Zach Stafford Journalist and CCO
Merrie Cherry Drag Queen
6 Do The Queens Have Commercial Appeal? Thirsty Werk Jay Jurden Comedians and Writers
Gabe Gonzalez
7 Does Ru Feel The Drag Family Fantasy? The Family That Slays Together Julie Klausner
Phillip Henry
8 Royalty Is Just Within Reach For The Top Three Grand Finale Shakina Nayfack Activist and Actress
Amanda Duarte Writer and Performer

Season 12

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Bob The Drag Queen, winner of Season 8.

Episode # Episode Title Host Guest Season(s)
1 I'm That Bitch Bob The Drag Queen Sasha Velour Season 9
2 You Don't Know Me Peppermint
3 World's Worst Thorgy Thor Season 8
All Stars 3
4 The Ball Ball Acid Betty Season 8
5 Gay's Anatomy Yuhua Hamasaki Season 10
6 Snatch Game Monét X Change Season 10
All Stars 4
7 Madonna: The Unauthorized Rusical Aja Season 9
All Stars 3
8 Droop Alexis Michelle Season 9
9 Choices 2020 Detox Season 5
All Stars 2
10 Superfan Makeover Jujubee Season 2
All Stars 1
11 One-Queen Show Miz Cracker Season 10
All Stars 5
12 Viva Drag Vegas Dusty Ray Bottoms Season 10
13 Grand Finale Bianca Del Rio Season 6

All Stars 5

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Bob The Drag Queen, winner of Season 8.

Episode # Episode Title Host Guest Season(s)
1 All Star Variety Extravaganza Bob The Drag Queen Trinity The Tuck Season 9
All Stars 4
2 I'm In Love! Violet Chachki Season 7
3 Get a Room! The Vivienne UK Season 1
4 SheMZ Alaska Season 5
All Stars 2
5 Snatch Game of Love Jinkx Monsoon Season 5
6 The Charles Family Backyard Ball Raja Season 3
7 Stand-Up Smackdown Monét X Change Season 10
All Stars 4
8 Clap Back! Jaida Essence Hall Season 12

Canada Season 1

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Season 7 contestant and All Stars 3 winner, Trixie Mattel.

Episode # Episode Title Host Guest Season(s)
1 Eh-Leganza Eh-xtravaganza Trixie Mattel Katya Season 7
All Stars 2
2 Her-itage Moments Trinity The Tuck Season 9
All Stars 4
3 Not Sorry Aboot It Heidi N Closet Season 12
4 Single Use Queens Laila McQueen Season 8
5 The Snatch Game Ginger Minj Season 7
All Stars 2
6 Star Sixty-Nine Monique Heart Season 10
All Stars 4
7 Miss Loose Jaw Alyssa Edwards Season 5
All Stars 2
8 Welcome to the Family Kim Chi Season 8
9 The Snow Ball Tatianna Season 2
All Stars 2
10 U Wear It Well Brooke Lynn Hytes Season 11
CDR S1 Host

Season 13

This season of The Pit Stop was hosted by Season 7 contestant and All Stars 3 winner, Trixie Mattel.

Episode # Episode Title Host Guest Season(s)
1 The Pork Chop Trixie Mattel Shea Couleé Season 9
All Stars 5
2 Condragulations Latrice Royale Season 4
All Stars 1
All Stars 4
3 Phenomenon Priyanka CDR Season 1
4 RuPaulmark Channel Jaida Essence Hall Season 12
5 The Bag Ball Violet Chachki Season 7
6 Disco-mentary Rock M. Sakura Season 12
7 Bossy Rossy: The RuBoot Bianca Del Rio Season 6
8 Social Media: The Unverified Rusical Jan Season 12
9 Snatch Game Bob the Drag Queen Season 8
10 Freaky Friday Queens Nicky Doll Season 12
11 Pop! Goes the Queens BenDeLaCreme Season 6
All Stars 3
12 Nice Girls Roast Monét X Change Season 10
All Stars 4
13 Henny, I Shrunk the Drag Queens! Gigi Goode Season 12
14 Gettin' Lucky! Jinkx Monsoon Season 5

Trivia

  • During Season 12's The Pit Stop Bob The Drag Queen wore the same houndstooth fabric pattern in different outfits, while during All Stars 5's The Pit Stop she wore looks themed around the colours of the rainbow pride flag.
    • On social media Bob has often joked that other queens and celebrities wearing houndstooth are stealing her look. During Bob's appearance on The Pit Stop for Season 13's Snatch Game, Trixie Mattel wore a houndstooth dress (which was the same dress Bob wore for Episode 4 of Season 12's Pit Stop) sent to her by Bob and joked that it was her look now.
  • With the exception of Detox and Jujubee, all guest queens featured on Season 12's The Pit Stop are from New York.
  • Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, The Pit Stop for the latter half of Season 12 and the entirety of All Stars 5 and Canada's Drag Race Season 1 had to be filmed via video conference. The first episode of the series to be socially-distant filmed was Season 12 episode 7, with Aja as the guest. The Pit Stop for Season 13 (bar the third episode, which was again filmed from home, and the eleventh episode where BenDeLaCreme joined in the studio with a two-meter distance between her and host Trixie Mattel, presumably because she was in close proximity to the studio and was thus able to record in person) had Trixie in the studio with the guest on a screen.
  • Season 12 Episode 11 was labelled as a mothers day special, this was because it was released on mothers day weekend and the host, Bob The Drag Queen, was joined by her drag daughter, Miz Cracker.
  • For All Stars 5 all the guest queens invited for The Pit Stop were winners of a season of Drag Race.
  • So far the only two queens to host three seasons of The Pit Stop are Raja (All Stars 2, Season 9 and Season 10) and Trixie Mattel (All Stars 4, Canada's Drag Race and Season 13).
  • From her combined appearances on The Pit Stop as host and a guest, Trixie Mattel is the most frequent queen to star on The Pit Stop, hosting three seasons of the show as well as appearing as a guest recapping Season 8 and All Stars 2. The queen with the second-most appearances is Raja who has appeared 27 times.
  • Delta Work is the queen with the most appearances as a guest, with a total of 7 appearances from Season 8 to Season 11 (the only season between those two that she did not provide commentary on was All Stars 4, though she did appear twice to comment on episodes of Season 10).
  • Season 13 queen Tina Burner is the first queen to appear on The Pit Stop (or an equivalent aftershow) before appearing on RuPaul's Drag Race - she appeared in High Tea (the UK's Pit Stop equivalent) for the first episode of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 1.
  • Brooke Lynn Hytes became the first judge to be on The Pit Stop after being a guest on the finale recap of Canada's Drag Race Season 1.
  • Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Alaska, and Farrah Moan are the only three queens who appeared as guests on the Pit Stop for a season they were on (Season 8, All Stars 2, and All Stars 4 respectively) while Manila Luzon is the only queen to host an episode of the Pit Stop for a season she was on (All Stars 4).
  • Bob The Drag Queen, Sasha Velour, and Trixie Mattel were in episodes with a product placement for Bubly Sparkling Water, with Bob being in two of them as both host (Season 12, Episode 1 with Sasha as the guest) and guest (Season 13, Episode 9 with Trixie as the host).

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