- NASCAR Fans Receive Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience With Driving Lessons From Two-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart
FORT WORTH, Texas (August 2, 2011) - Time is running short for racing enthusiasts to experience NASCAR from the driver's seat with Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter's Tony Stewart "Smoke Show" Fantasy Camp at Texas Motor Speedway fast approaching. The "Smoke Show" is just two weeks away and there are a handful of spots remaining for the Tuesday, Aug. 16, charity event.
The "Smoke Show," a premier driving school hosted by two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Stewart, is in its fourth year of existence and has raised $676,000 for children 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, hosted by KXAS-NBC sports reporter and producer Rontina McCann, 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.
The cost to participate in the charity event is $6,000 and tax deductible. For those who would like to attend just the dinner and auction, a limited amount of seats are available at $250 each.
For more information on the "Smoke Show," contact Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter at (817) 215-8564 or visit www.scctexas.org.
Since Speedway Children's Charities inception in 1997, the Texas Chapter has helped more than 1.8 million children in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Collin counties. Last year's fundraising helped move the chapter's total over $7.5 million in grants distributed to North Texas non-profit organizations since 1997.