What started out as a media fantasy camp last year has transformed into the chance of a lifetime for race fans wanting to experience the life of a NASCAR driver for a day. The Tony Stewart Smoke Show Fantasy Camp will return to Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 26, but this time it will be the fans that will have the opportunity to be in the driver's seat.

Tony Stewart, a two-time Sprint Cup Series champion, will play host for the day and provide driving lessons around "The Great American Speedway!" on August 26th. In addition to getting driving instruction from Stewart, participants will get fitted for their own personalized firesuit and receive two 10-lap competitive sessions in a stock car and a thrilling three-lap, two-seater ride with Stewart manning the wheel.

"It's basically like a miniature race day," said Stewart, a former Dickies 500 winner. "You get to experience the same things that we do each week as we get ready for a race. Fans will go to a drivers' meeting, take part in driver introductions, and when the racing is over, they will get to experience what Victory Lane is like. It's going to be pretty neat. We did it last year for the media and everyone had a great time, so we thought why not try to do it this year for the fans and for charity. There are a lot of driving schools that fans can take part in, but this fantasy camp provides the most extensive experience of what it's like for a driver on race day. It is my opinion that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

One of the "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunities that Stewart is speaking about is the thrill of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway. Fans will go through the post-race celebration complete with cowboy hats, pistols, confetti and all the festivities that go along with a victory at Texas Motor Speedway.

Beyond visiting with Stewart during the classroom instruction and getting a two-seater ride, participants will have the opportunity to interact with him during a special Q&A session during lunch. The camp also includes a video of each participant's driving session, an 8x10 photo with Stewart in Victory Lane and an autographed item from Stewart.

Various packages are available for the Tony Stewart Smoke Show Fantasy Camp. Prices range from $6,000 to $8,250, with the top-tier packages including a limited edition "Smoke Show" helmet and racing shoes. In case of cancellation, no refunds after June 23rd. Eighty-five percent of full package must be paid by August 1, 2008.

All proceeds from the Tony Stewart Smoke Show Fantasy Camp will benefit Speedway Children's Charities - Texas Chapter. Only a limited number of spots are available for this exclusive opportunity. For more information, please call (817) 215-8564.