Compete & Meet The King!

It’s your chance to compete from behind the wheel for The King’s Cup trophy…

It’s your chance to meet the legendary, Richard Petty…

It’s The King’s Cup coming to Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, FL this February!

Drive 600 HP NASCAR stock cars, High Performance Karts and street cars during timed and scored events.

And that’s not all…

You’ll also get a 3-lap high speed Ride-Along in a stock car, take home your in-car video and enjoy lunch!

The King, Richard Petty, himself will be making an appearance as well.

This unique event will take place at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando on February 21, 2014. Call us to learn more 1.800.237.3889 or find out more here:

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Don’t Let Holiday Shopping Give You the Blues

Does the craziness of holiday shopping drive you nuts?!

If this is how you feel during the holiday hustle and bustle, then you need to race through all your shopping with Richard Petty Driving Experience!

You’ll floor the people on your list with 3-lap high speed ride-alongs starting at only $59!

Let us help you make this year unforgettable!

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Stuff Their Stockings with NASCAR Thrills!

There’s only 36 days ’til Santa’s comin’ to town!

Don’t wait until the Black Friday chaos or Christmas eve rush to start your Christmas shopping this year…

Let Richard Petty Driving Experience make it easy for you and a once-in-a-lifetime thrill for the people on your list!

For a limited-time, purchase a 3-lap, high speed Ride-Along gift card starting at $59! ($99-$135 value)

This adrenaline pumping thrill is the gift they won’t expect and the gift they’ll NEVER forget!

Purchase your discounted ride-along online—>

Or thru our call center—> 800.237.3889

Happy shopping and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Read what customers are saying about us!

There’s no doubt that a rumbling 600 horsepower NASCAR race car is definitely a beast!

Climbing in through the window of one of these racing  machines and driving or Riding-Along with one of our professionals is intense AND always an absolute thrill!

However, it’s completely normal to have a touch of nerves before experiencing this one-of-a-kind, breathtaking RUSH!

To calm your nerves a little : ) why don’t you check out what other customers had to say about their experience with us? Our locations at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Walt Disney World Speedway (Orlando) have all received the Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence…  Just click on the Trip Advisor buttons below to read customer reviews on that specific track location.

We’re confident reading these reviews will help you “take the leap” and climb into the driver’s seat to experience real life racing thrills with Richard Petty Driving Experience!

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway

Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World Speedway (Orlando)

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Bring the smoke!

We love the new Eckrich commercial featuring The King and Richard Petty Motorsports driver Aric Almirola! …Just HAD to share with you! Enjoy!


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Happy Birthday

Today, we want to wish Mr. Richard Petty, The King of NASCAR racing, the very best of birthdays! Happy 76th Mr. Petty!!

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And the winner is… Joshua Howard!

Fourth grader from Lake Norman Elementary School in Mooresville, NC was chosen as the winner of the Draw The King contest.

Howard’s drawing showcased an American flag with the silhouette of Richard Petty and his legendary cowboy hat in the blue portion where the stars would be. Instead of 50 stars for the 50 states, Howard drew four stars to the left of ‘The King’ and three on the right to showcase Petty’s racing number, 43.

Howard’s drawing will be wrapped on the hood of the Junior Ride-Along cars in Charlotte, Orlando and Daytona.

Great job Joshua! You’re our newest designer!!!

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Calling all “Junior” NASCAR Fans!

Last year we launched Junior Ride-Alongs at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orando, FL. This all-new program lets children (ages 6-13 and 48″ tall) Ride-Along shotgun in a 2-seat NASCAR race car for 3 laps around the 1-mile tri oval at Disney… talk about smiles from ear-to-ear!!!

Orlando was the perfect location to launch Junior Ride-Alongs because there are tons of kids at Disney… but we thought more kids would jump at the opportunity to experience the adrenaline pumping thrill of a NASCAR race car on a real race track!

So, why not expand Junior Ride-Alongs to Charlotte Motor Speedway (Home of NASCAR) and Daytona International Speedway (The World Center of Racing)?… we’ll we just did!

… And to celebrate we’re hosting a “Draw The King” contest!

Now through May 31st, kids (6-13 and 48″ tall) can submit their hand drawn pictures of Richard Petty, The King of NASCAR racing, for a chance to win a Ride-Along party for 10 AND their drawing on the hood of our Junior Ride-Along NASCAR race cars!!!

Get your kids ready… set them up with some crayons/color pencils/markers (their drawing utensil of choice) and DRAW! We can’t WAIT to see their version of our boss man, The King!

Visit: for full contest details

Want to learn more about Junior Ride-Alongs, hear about other kids’ experience, see photos? Check out the Junior Ride-Along reviews below:

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Richard Petty Driving Experience Returns to Kansas Speedway

In 2011, Kansas Speedway hosted Richard Petty Driving Experience for over 40 days throughout the year. The 1.5 mile tri-oval and 15 degree banking made this NASCAR track the perfect place to experience adrenaline pumping racing thrills in a 600 hp race car.

Over the past five months, Richard Petty Driving Experience has unfortunately been absent from the mid-western track due to the major reconstruction Kansas Speedway has undergone this summer.

However, we’re excited to announce, Richard Petty Driving Experience is returning to Kansas Speedway Sept 22, 23, 29, 30 and October 6, 7, 25, 26, giving you the chance to experience the track’s new surface and progressive banking, firsthand!

During this huge transformation, Kansas Speedway not only added an infield road course, but the track has been completely resurfaced and reconfigured! Before the construction, the previous banking at Kansas Speedway was 15 degree uniform banking in the turns, now the reconfigured oval features up to 20 degrees of variable banking in the turns.

Several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams took to the newly reconfigured Kansas Speedway August 28-29 and the reviews are in – and they have been pretty positive as teams navigate the variable banking for the first time.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. thinks, “The banking will add speed to the race track and one and two definitely have more banking. This should be a fast little race track.”

“I think they did a really nice job repaving,” said Matt Kenseth. “I think the repave is awesome.”

Richard Petty Driving Experience would like to personally invite you back to Kansas Speedway to experience high speed thrills on the new track! It’s faster and it’s steeper!!

Call us at 1.800.237.3889 to learn more about our program offerings, full schedule and reservations.

…And let us know what you think about Kansas Speedway’s new track in the comment box below.

See you at Kansas Speedway!

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Drive with us & we’ll reward you!

If you’ve never climbed through the driver’s side window of a 600hp NASCAR stock car, never slid down behind the wheel, never tightened your grip through the turns as wind blows through the window net and never hugged the wall through the backstretch… Don’t wait any longer, you absolutely MUST experience this thrill!

It’s truly breathtaking, one of the most unique feelings that will leave you speechless, blown away and wanting more all at the same time! Trust me, you will not regret it.

And we’re not just “tooting our own horn” here…you will really have the time of your life.

BUT, experiencing speeds up to 165mph is not the only reason you should get behind the wheel with us.

Here’s another great reason: Once you’ve driven at any RPDE location, you are automatically a member of our exclusive Experience Rewards program.

Experience Rewards is a free membership for people who have driven with RPDE in the past two years. Club members receive benefits like: exclusive discounts on drives, Ride-Alongs, merchandise and even discounts for your friends! Check out all the benefits here:

And sometimes (like starting TODAY), RPDE will reward Experience Rewards members even more by extending a crazy good offer.

Starting today (July 25th) through July 31st, RPDE will offer all Experience Rewards members these GREAT prices:

• $199 Rookie Driving Experience (Savings up to $350!)

• $449 King’s Driving Experience (Savings up to $450!)

So if you’re an Experience Rewards member, I hope this blog post made your day…And if you’re not yet an Experience Rewards member, I’ve just given you one more reason to drive a race car with Richard Petty Driving Experience at your favorite racetrack!!!

To take advantage of this limited time special pricing for Experience Rewards members, call to speak with one of our crew members. They’ll get you all set-up…for less! 1.800.237.3889


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