Rookie Experience

Cost: $449-$549 (prices vary by track)    

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

Ready to drive a race car? Your hands are on the wheel, your foot is on the gas, and you're in the driver's seat for 8 laps over 1 session around the track in a 600 horsepower NASCAR race car.

*Note: A Rookie Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway, Evergreen Speedway and Martinsville Speedway is 12 laps.

Available at: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Orlando (Walt Disney World Speedway), Richmond International Raceway, Texas Motor Speedway

 



Itinerary

Personalized Itinerary

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

5  minutes  - Orientation and Video - Meet our staff and watch a short video featuring Richard Petty

20 minutes - Driving Instruction - Learn from your crew chief how to master the track driving line, acceleration / deceleration points.

25 minutes - Mechanical and Safety Instruction - Learn the details of the NASCAR race car including entry and exit, shifting pattern, safety devices and more.

10 minutes -  Mandatory Driver’s Meeting - This is the time to go over final details, ask last minute questions and receive the driving order. Participants will have their photo(s) taken next to a NASCAR race car. Then hear those famous words in Motorsports, "Drivers Start Your Engines!"

1 hour approximately -  Driving Experience - Participants will drive 8 laps in 1 session.

15 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.


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