MWR offers chance to be race day 'fantern'

February 07, 2014, Pat DeCola,

Organization running a first-of-its-kind internship for fans

Every NASCAR fan's dream is to be a part of a team on race day, and Michael Waltrip Racing is about to make that happen for a select few.

With its new "Michael Waltrip Racing Fantern" initiative, the team is offering a unique, first-of-its-kind opportunity that will give a fan unparalleled access during a Sprint Cup Series race weekend.

The "fantern" will get the chance to be an intern on race day with the team, being involved with helping the pit crews do their daily set-up activities and being by a driver's side during race-weekend appearances, all while getting full access to the pit and garage areas.

Seriously, how can it get any better than that?

Fans can apply for the contest by creating a video or writing their own submission, explaining why they want the position and why they deserve the opportunity.

Check out the graphic below for the contest's full details and follow along with the hashtag #fantern.