A local super-fan will be getting the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend courtesy of NASCAR.

Thursday morning, Jay Carey will board a plane bound for North Carolina and the Coca-Cola 600.

“It’s been years, I can remember watching NASCAR when I was a little kid, not even in school, four years old,” said Jay. “I remember one of the first NASCAR races that was ever televised and I remember a big fight breaking out at the end and I was like, ‘wow, this is a cool sport.’