Racing Experience

Cost: $2,599-$3,200 (prices vary by track)    

A Driver Release Fee of $39 will be added at time of checkout. Click here for details.

Get ready for some serious track time during this 50-lap, 5-segment experience. Before you get in the driver’s seat learn the drive-line and get a feel for the track with a Ride-Along where you ride shotgun for a 3-lap qualifying run. Next get in the driver seat and receive instruction from your crew chief over the radio while driving in lead/follow, with right seat instruction, side-by-side tandem and passing driving sessions. Two Driver’s Meetings are conducted throughout the program to give you feedback and guidance from your pit road instructor.

Also included to commemorate your day: in-car video (USB flash drive) of the driving experience, photo plaque and souvenir Richard Petty Driving Experience hat and t-shirt. The program lasts approximately 4 hours.

RACING EXPERIENCE PROGRAM SESSIONS ARE BOOKED ON DEMAND AT MOST TRACKS (EXCEPT FOR DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY & INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY).
CALL OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER AT 1.800.237.3889 AND LET A CREW MEMBER PUT TOGETHER A LOCATION, DATE AND TIME THAT WORKS FOR YOU.

Available at: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway

 



Itinerary

Personalized Itinerary

30 minutes before scheduled experience  - Check in - Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled driving time for check-in and complete their Liability Waiver and Participant Information (Medical) Form.


15 minutes - Opening


15 minutes - Van Ride


15 minutes - Pictures 


20 minutes - Ride-Along Experience


40 minutes - Round 1 - 10 laps for all students. right-seat instruction, learning the line and building speed   


5-10 minutes - Drivers Meeting after 1st Round


40 minutes - Round 2 -10 laps for all students. right-seat instruction


15 minutes - Van Ride #2 (with instruction regarding the passing round) 


40 minutes - Round 3 -10 laps for all students. passing round with instructor*


40 minutes - Round 4 - 10 laps for all students. lead-follow with radio communication with instructor 


5-10 minutes - Drivers Meeting after 4th Round


40 minutes - Round 5 - 10 lap final round. lead-follow with radio communication with instructor 


30 minutes - Closing Ceremony - Participants will receive a Graduation Pack, including a detailed lap-time sheet showing each lap driven and an Graduation Certificate with name, date and estimated top goal speed reached.


*student may choose side by side, right seat or lead/follow instead if they wish 

This fee is in lieu of a "crash clause" requiring each participant to commit a certain amount that will be forfeited in the event of an incident/crash. RPDE 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 instructions which leads to an incident/crash will RPDE seek financial recompense for resulting damage to the vehicle.

Experience Video