Stewart Produces Another Successful ‘Smoke Show’ Fundraiser

Driving in circles can lead to great things!  :-) The full article about Tony Stewart’s efforts can be found at http://stewartent.com/stewart-produces-another-successful-smoke-show-fundraiser/2009/08/06/.  To learn more about Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter, you can visit http://texas.speedwaycharities.org/.  Finally, the article also references another great program from the Texas Motor Speedway, a month-long effort called “Speeding to Help,” which you can see at http://www.texasmotorspeedway.com/blogs/news/archive/2009/07/30/tony-stewart-to-help-tms-kick-off-its-2009-speeding-to-help-community-outreach-initiatives.aspx

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Aug 6th, 2009 by SmokinNews

FORT WORTH, Texas – Less than 24 hours after posting a 10th-place finish at Pocono, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart found himself in the cockpit again Tuesday but his objectives were not the pursuit of victory or maintaining his points lead.

He had two other significant objectives in mind upon his arrival at Texas Motor Speedway and he was triumphant in both. Stewart produced another highly successful fund-raising event for Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter with his second annual “Smoke Show” fantasy camp and a truly memorable day for an injured military hero.

Stewart raised $212,000 for SCC with his efforts as host of the “Smoke Show” and making it the second-best, single-day grossing event in the history of the chapter. It will rank only behind last year’s inaugural “Smoke Show,” where Stewart raised $262,000 from the event.

More than two dozen participants had the opportunity to spend some quality time with Stewart, enjoy the thrill of running laps in a Team Texas stock car around Texas Motor Speedway and also get the rare treat of an exciting two-seater ride with him after their own driving sessions. The “Smoke Show” culminated with an evening dinner at  The Speedway Club, Q&A with Stewart and live auction of several Stewart memorabilia items. (The article continues at http://stewartent.com/stewart-produces-another-successful-smoke-show-fundraiser/2009/08/06/)