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Experience of a Lifetime (30 laps* over 3 sessions)
* Price: From $1299
Think you can handle driving 30 laps* of white-knuckled, heart-pounding speed? With the Experience of a Lifetime program you can improve your driving line, increase your speed and consider a career change. The driving experience lasts approximately 3 hours.
Premium Driving Experiences**
Bristol Experience (12 laps over 1 session)
* Price: $449
Defy the laws of gravity in this 12-lap driving program as you experience the 36º banked turns on a half-mile oval.
Reservations are required for all race car driving experiences. For other questions or information regarding driving experiences, please call 1
NOTE: Sales tax applies, where applicable. All race car driving experiences are lead-follow.
Experience prices vary depending on track location and are subject to change.
**At Daytona International Speedway, Walt Disney World® Speedway and Watkins Glen you must be at least 18 years old with a valid drivers license and at all other tracks be at least 16 years old with a valid drivers license to participate in our driving experiences. Also must be able to drive a standard transmission (stick shift).
Richard Petty Ride-Along Experience
Available at: Gateway International Raceway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway, Walt Disney World® Speedway.
Experience real life racing thrills by riding shotgun in a 2-seat stock car driven by one of our professional driving instructors for a 3-lap NASCAR qualifying run at speeds up to 165 MPH. The Ride-Along Experience is operated at over 20 locations and begins one hour after the start of the days first driving class.
Please visit the Race Ride Page for more information.
Ride-Along Experiences are available on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are not required or accepted at most tracks. Ride-Along Experience participants must be at least 14 years old. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
For further policy details please see the Richard Petty Driving Experience Terms and Conditions policy and our Frequently Asked Questions OBD Tool.
Auto Club Speedway
Homestead autel ds808, Florida
Las Vegas, Nevada
Texas Motor Speedway
Fort Worth, Texas
Students are permitted to drive at the level they are comfortable, up to the estimated goal speed set for each experience.
Each lap is tracked with timing and scoring software; at closing ceremonies students are given their individual time sheets with their graduation packet.
To ensure the utmost quality and safety, all cars are built in our fabrication shop to our technical specifications.
It began as the dream of one man; it was to become the fulfillment of a dream for thousands. After more than a decade of operation, Richard Petty Driving Experience has become the premiere motorsports entertainment company in the industry.
1987 - NASCAR Australian Champion Barry Graham started a company called NASTRAK in Melbourne, Australia to identify potential race car drivers and teach them the fundamentals of racing. The program was based on a "battle of the bands" type format, with up and coming drivers being graded on their ability to hit marks on the track while following an instructor. The top 25 drivers were invited to return in a qualifying shootout at the Thunderdome, the Australian worldclass superspeedway. The program was a remarkable success, and Graham knew he had come across something great.
1990 - Graham then decided to tap into the tremendous interest in stock car racing in the United States
1994 - The company completed its transformation and became Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE).
1995 - RPDE expanded and began offering its programs at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
1998 - RPDE continued its expansion with trips to New Hampshire International Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway and to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time.
1999 - The overwhelming success of RPDE at this point led to the addition of Atlanta Motor Speedway as its fourth permanent location, and the addition of these new tracks on the schedule: Homestead-Miami Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, The Milwaukee Mile, Gateway International Raceway, California Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.
2000 - RPDE added more dates and speedways to the roster including Phoenix International Raceway, Nashville Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Darlington Raceway.
2007- RPDE rolls out national safe driving program which initially operates in 5 cities.
Richard Petty Driving Experience looks forward to continuing its success as the premier motorsports entertainment experience in the industry.Drivers Day USA is an impartial web site that enables you to put side by side providers within the USA. See existing specials from the best providers of in your area. Our ed
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