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Speedway Children's Charities Hosts 5th Annual Smoke Show

by TMS Media Relations | 07/10/2012

Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway is excited to host this once-in-a-lifetime experience for race fans.  On August 15th, fans will get their chance to receive driving lessons from three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart.

The "Smoke Show," a premier driving school hosted by Stewart, is in its fifth year and has raised $810,000 for children in need living in North Texas. The event is the highest-grossing, single-day event for the Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter.

Stewart spends the day with "Smoke Show" campers, letting them walk in the shoes of a NASCAR driver on race day. Campers arrive to a professional-style locker room with personalized firesuits and participate in pre- and post-race festivities around their driving experience. Pre-race introductions, parade laps and the National Anthem are on the agenda as well as a Texas Motor Speedway Victory Lane celebration with the winner's trophy and revolvers.

In addition to his pre-race instructional speech and coaching, Stewart will give each participant a heart-stopping, two-seater ride; join the participants for a special dinner and auction; and take part in a Q&A session. During the dinner and auction, campers will be presented with a certificate of completion highlighted with their fastest lap of the day and have the opportunity to bid on unique racing items, including a custom "Smoke Show" rifle provided by Turnbull Manufacturing.

For more information on the "Smoke Show," contact Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter at (817) 215-8421 or visit www.scctexas.org.

Since Speedway Children's Charities inception in 1997, the Texas Chapter has helped more than two million children in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Collin counties. Last year's fundraising helped move the chapter's total over $8 million in grants distributed to North Texas non-profit organizations since 1997.


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