Drive a Stockcar

Get Ready to Get Behind the Wheel & Race a 600 HP Cup Stockcar

5 stars rating 19 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant
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$525

Drive a Stockcar

Get Ready to Get Behind the Wheel & Race a 600 HP Cup Stockcar

5 stars rating 19 Reviews
participants Price for 1 Participant

This thrilling NASCAR Stockcar Driving Experience puts you behind the wheel of a genuine Sprint Cup for eight thrilling laps. Hold on tight as the 358 cubic V-8 racecar roars with 600 HP and you put the pedal to the metal.

Prior to getting behind the wheel, you will go through two elements of safety and instruction training as well as in-car and on-track instruction. After your driver training is complete, it’s time to suit up in all necessary safety gear and head out to the pits.

Next you will climb through the window of the stockcar and get strapped in. Once the flag is waved, its time to hit the gas and get ready to drive a NASCAR around one of the Country's most exciting tracks: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Daytona*, Indianapolis*, Kansas, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Michigan, New Hampshire, Richmond or Texas Motor Speedway.

This Track Day is the perfect gift for every NASCAR fan!

Who Who
The Drive a Stockcar Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be additional participants on the racetrack.

Guests Guests
You may invite guests to the track to watch your NASCAR Experience.

LocationLocation
Georgia, Hampton (Atlanta Motor Speedway)
Illinois, Joliet (Chicagoland Speedway)
Florida, Daytona Beach (Daytona International Speedway)
Indiana, Indianapolis (Indianapolis Motor Speedway)
Kansas, Kansas City (Kansas Speedway)
Kentucky, Sparta (Kentucky Speedway)
Nevada, Las Vegas (Las Vegas Motor Speedway)
North Carolina, Concord (Charlotte Motor Speedway)
Michigan, Brooklyn (Michigan International Speedway)
New Hampshire, Loudon (New Hampshire Motor Speedway)
Virginia, Richmond (Richmond International Raceway)
Texas, Fort Worth (Texas Motor Speedway)

When When
The Stockcar Driving Experiences are offered on specific dates at specific locations year-round, subject to availability. Please note, locations marked (*) may only be reserved if the corresponding Track Option is selected upon purchase.

duration Duration
The Drive a Stockcar Adventure includes 8 Laps behind the wheel and has a total duration of approximately 3 hours, unless an additional Lap Option is selected.

Weather Weather
The Driving Experiences may be cancelled by the Instructor due to severe weather conditions. If a reservation is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a rain-check valid for one year from that date which can be used towards another reservation. The rain-check is non-refundable.

What to wear What to wear
Comfortable clothing and flat rubber soled shoes. Long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. You will be provided with all safety gear necessary.

Additional Information Additional Information
Participation is limited to individuals that have the ability 1) to climb through a 15" high by 30" wide window that sits 36" from the ground 2) wear a driving suit: sizes S - 3X. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe in racing conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participation at Track Locations marked with an * are subject to additional fees and may only be reserved if the corresponding option is selected.

Participants at Walt Disney World® Speedway and Daytona International Speedway must be at least 18 years old and at all other tracks must be at least 16 years old with a valid drivers license to participate. NASCAR-style stock cars have 4 speed manual transmissions. You are required to operate a manual transmission to participate in the NASCAR Driving Experience. If you do not know how to operate a manual transmission will be given one opportunity to shift properly. If the Coordinator determines that you are unable to shift you will forfeit your right to complete the driving experience, you will then be driven, by an instructor for your number of laps purchased and no refunds will be issued.

Price includes a $39 Driver Release Fee. The Richard Petty Driving Experience provides that each driver who pays the $39 Driver Release Fee will not be responsible for most damage to the car resulting from an incident/crash at the track. Only in the event that a driver intentionally or negligently fails to follow the clear instructions of the in-car instructor which leads to an incident/crash will Richard Petty Driving Experience seek financial recompense for resulting damage to the vehicle.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1183-002

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Drive a Stockcar Experience require forty-five (45) days advance notice. Changes to reservations are subject to a $80.00 administrative fee. No changes can be made to reservations within 45 days of the scheduled reservation.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $525


Who Who:
The Drive a Stockcar Xperience Certificate® is for one participant. There will be additional participants on the racetrack.


Guests Guests:
You may invite guests to the track to watch your NASCAR Experience.


When When:
The Stockcar Driving Experiences are offered on specific dates at specific locations year-round, subject to availability. Please note, locations marked (*) may only be reserved if the corresponding Track Option is selected upon purchase.


duration Duration:
The Drive a Stockcar Adventure includes 8 Laps behind the wheel and has a total duration of approximately 3 hours, unless an additional Lap Option is selected.


Weather Weather:
The Driving Experiences may be cancelled by the Instructor due to severe weather conditions. If a reservation is cancelled due to weather, you will receive a rain-check valid for one year from that date which can be used towards another reservation. The rain-check is non-refundable.


What to wear What to wear:
Comfortable clothing and flat rubber soled shoes. Long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. You will be provided with all safety gear necessary.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Participation is limited to individuals that have the ability 1) to climb through a 15" high by 30" wide window that sits 36" from the ground 2) wear a driving suit: sizes S - 3X. Individuals who are pregnant, have broken bones or other physical conditions which are considered unsafe in racing conditions are not eligible to participate.

Participation at Track Locations marked with an * are subject to additional fees and may only be reserved if the corresponding option is selected.

Participants at Walt Disney World® Speedway and Daytona International Speedway must be at least 18 years old and at all other tracks must be at least 16 years old with a valid drivers license to participate. NASCAR-style stock cars have 4 speed manual transmissions. You are required to operate a manual transmission to participate in the NASCAR Driving Experience. If you do not know how to operate a manual transmission will be given one opportunity to shift properly. If the Coordinator determines that you are unable to shift you will forfeit your right to complete the driving experience, you will then be driven, by an instructor for your number of laps purchased and no refunds will be issued.

Price includes a $39 Driver Release Fee. The Richard Petty Driving Experience provides that each driver who pays the $39 Driver Release Fee will not be responsible for most damage to the car resulting from an incident/crash at the track. Only in the event that a driver intentionally or negligently fails to follow the clear instructions of the in-car instructor which leads to an incident/crash will Richard Petty Driving Experience seek financial recompense for resulting damage to the vehicle.

Participants are required to sign a Liability Release Form.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1183-002


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Drive a Stockcar Experience require forty-five (45) days advance notice. Changes to reservations are subject to a $80.00 administrative fee. No changes can be made to reservations within 45 days of the scheduled reservation.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Drive 

5 stars

 Great experience. Very professional. Previous experience with another company was not as good as this one was. 

- - Michigan International

Shake-n-Bake 

5 stars

 This was a bucket list item and I was not disappointed. I recommend arriving early for your experience. The entire staff was professional and went out of their way to ensure everyone's safety. Driving a NASCAR for 8 laps was not only exhilarating, it was downright fun. If you have ever thought about doing something like this, go for it. I brought extra money to purchase a nice plaque with photos, the in-car video, a ball cap and a pair of sunglasses from their merchandise trailer. When we left the track a couple hours later, the adrenaline was pumping and I still have a big smile on my face as I am writing this review three days after being there. That says something if nothing else! 

- - Richmond, Virginia

DRIVE EXPERIENCE 

5 stars

 NOT ONE TO WRITE REVIEWS, BUT THIS WAS ONE GREAT EXPERIENCE... PROFESSIONALLY HANDLED FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE AT THE TRACK THROUGH ALL PHASES OF THE EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, PRE-RACE ACTUAL RIDE AND CONCLUSION...COULD NOT HAVE GONE BETTER, THIS OVERALL EXPERIENCE EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS...THANKS AGAIN!!!! 

- - DAYTONA

Good Times 

4 stars

 The staff were amazing they worked hard to make everyone feel comfortable the overallexperiance was one I will never forget although I was a little disappointed after I got my lap sheet to find out that I had only done 29 laps when the experience that was purchased was for 30 laps. 

- - Kentucky Speedway

Stockcar Driving 

5 stars

 Great time. Everything about the experience was top notch, attention to safety and a good time. Robert my crew chief was caring and a pro. Dave the in-car instructer was a pro by every sence of the word,calm and knowledgeable. I have already recommended this event to my friends. 

- - Daytona

Response 

5 stars

 Very nice. Great crew. Experience of a lifetime. 

- - MIS

Definitely meets expectations! 

5 stars

 I got this as a birthday present from my girlfriend and was somewhat skeptical about how much I would really enjoy the driving experience, and oh how wrong I was. When we arrived (my 14 year old son went with me) we checked in at the desk to confirm our resevation and quickly got sized and presented with my driving suit for the day or rather my three hour session. We were then ushered into the meeting room for our do's and dont's about driving the car, still being somewhat skeptical up to this point. In the meeting though, I did learn that they had a special that day for kids aged 14 to 19 years of age to ride with a professional driver at speeds of 165 mph for 30 bucks, a no-brainer to me, of course we will sign him up. Next stop was in the pits where we would be doing the driving, the previous class was just finishing up with the last of their drivers and so you could see and hear the cars as they took off for their laps (adrenaline is starting to pump now). I was about midway in the roster so I got to see how the other drivers did before I took my turn, while some were going slow, you could tell the drivers who were really pushing their own limits. When came to it being my turn, I was ready, I would have to say that my biggest concern at this point was actually getting into the car....seriously, it's a tight squeeze and I'm not the most flexible person in the world, but it worked. The crew member straps you in really tight, to the point that you think that you won't be able to breathe, but you forget about that really quick after you mount the steering wheel and he proceeds to fire up the engine. My top speed was 141 and I can tell you that there is a whole new found respect for the guys that drive these cars for a living, the power in these cars just seems bottomless, they just keep pulling into the straights and you're only slowed by the instructor that follow around the track. It's amazing how the car wants to pull into the wall when coming out of the corners because of the amount of power these car harness. I did learn an important lesson though, to get the full experience and the speeds that you want.....trust the car, they will stick and do what they say in the meetings. As I finished my laps and climbed out of the car, my son said that he was now ready to take his ride with the driver. They suited him up tracside and fitted him with a helmet. Once loaded into the car, the driver pulls to the end of pit lane and stops, when he gets the green light to go, he just punches the throttle and literally doesn't let off until they finally pull back into pit road. Just seeing that smile on his face as he exits the car is just priceless. Would I do it again....Hell yeah!!! 

- - Lowes Motor Speedway

Driving Nascar 

5 stars

 The experience was amazing! Everyone at the location was super! Very friendly, making your trip and time truely unforgetable!!!! VERY SATISFIED!!! 

- - Orlando, FL

Petty Rookie Driving Experience 

4 stars

 Had a great time. Driving at those speeeds is definitely something to experience in your life time. What a thrill. The only problem is that 8 laps go by so fast. For the amount of money we paid it would have been nice for them to double the number of laps. Just when you get comfortable driving the car the 8 laps are up. 

- - Los Angeles

8 Laps on the High Banks 

5 stars

 Want to make fun of those NASCAR guys that drive around in circles on Saturday and Sunday? Do 8 laps on the famous Daytona Race Track in a (King) Richard Petty Racing School car and see if you still think going around in circles is something someone can do with one hand on the wheel. A Great time and I would do it again. 

- - Daytona, FL

NASCAR Review 

5 stars

 Totally exhilarating....driving behind the wheel of an authentic NASCAR at over 150 MPH is one of appreciation for the professionals as well as one for the 'Bucket List' of lifetime experiences. 

- - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Drive a NASCAR 

5 stars

 The entire experience was truly awesome. Everyone on the Richard Petty staff went out of their way to ensure that each student driver was well informed and taken care of. If you are a NASCAR fan you have to do this. I can guarantee you will want to come back for more just as I plan to do!! 

- - Ft. Worth, Texas

NASCAR Driving 

4 stars

 The experience was a good one all in all, however for the money it would seem you should get a little more time in the car, at 45 seconds per lap on average you only get about 6 minutes actually driving and you spend nearly 3 hours total. The attraction is to drive the car for most of us and I felt there just wasnt enough time behind the wheel to make it a real value. 

- - Phoenix

NASCAR Race Day 

5 stars

 I had a great time, most fun. Everyone was nice can't wait to do again. 

- - Miami Springs, FL

Daytona 500 Racing 

5 stars

 The Racing Experience was awesome! The entire process was great from the class to driving at 143 mph. I had an experience of a lifetime. 

- - Deltona, FL

Racing Experience 

5 stars

 This is one of greatest experiences of my life! Everyone with the Richard Petty D.E. Team was super and Matt was a great class instructor. After the classroom, Greg gave in-car instruction and then OFF you go. I ran thru the four gears coming out pit-row following Miichael and eight of the fastest laps of my life around the Daytona Tri-Oval! I also have a new found respect for NASCAR drivers and their teams. 

- - Longwood, FL

Racing Experience 

5 stars

 Great Experience from start to finish. Everyone, especially the instructor (Dan Liebich) and the guys at the pit lane were very helpful, understanding and positive. Defintively will do it again a second time. Thanks for the memories! Tony Nieves - Palatine IL 

- - Chicago Experience

Racing Experience 

5 stars

 The Racing Experience was great! I did eight laps driving the car, with classes of instructions with other drivers. In the program, you follow a lead car, driving speeds you feel comfortable with, all of the employees are friendly and helpful, Stacie checks you in, Greg was a great instructor, with David Williams. 

- - Orlando, Fla

High Performance Driving at VIR 

5 stars

 For anyone interested in motorsports and looking to experience driving a car on a real road course, this is the way to do it. The track is great, the cars are fast and the people are more than friendly. With the instructor riding shotgun, it's a great way to really learn the correct maneuvers for good, fast, clean race car driving. 

- - Cary, NC

Question: The description says this experience is 3 hours long. Would the participant get to drive the car for 3 hours?

Answer: Participants do not drive for the total duration of 3 hours. The Drive a NASCAR Experience includes 8 Laps driving and has a total duration at the race track of approximately 3 hours, unless an additional Lap Option is selected.

Question: Will a professional driver accompany the participant?

Answer: For the Drive a Stockcar experience, there will not be an instructor in the vehicle with the participant. However the participant will have radio communication with the instructor while on the track.

Question: Would my boyfriend be able to do this? He is 17.

Answer: Participants at Walt Disney World® Speedway and Daytona International Speedway must be at least 18 years old and at all other tracks must be at least 16 years old with a valid drivers license to participate.

Question: How can I tell what dates they'll be racing at my home track?

Answer: If you click "When It's Offered" a calendar and drop down menu will appear. Choose your track from the menu and the dates in green are the dates they'll be racing at your home track.