Richard Petty Driving Experience announces “Race Rides” under the lights at Kansas Speedway - Press Release - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Richard Petty Driving Experience announces “Race Rides” under the lights at Kansas Speedway


(Concord, N.C.) April 2, 2012 – For the first time in history, Richard Petty Driving Experience will offer Race Rides at Kansas Speedway during the STP 400 race event weekend.

Race Rides offer the opportunity to Ride-Along shotgun in a 600hp NASCAR race car at speeds up to 155mph within hours of NASCAR drivers taking to the track. This adrenaline pumping, thrill of a lifetime is the closest race fans can get to actually being in the race!

The 1.5 mile, high speed, tri-oval is an anticipated stop along the NASCAR circuit for drivers and spectators alike, but Kansas Speedway and Richard Petty Driving Experience will make the race weekend even more exhilarating with Race Rides under the lights!

“We’re thrilled to partner with Kansas Speedway and offer this unique race weekend experience to fans,” says Mike Bartelli, Chief Marketing Officer of Petty Holdings and Richard Petty Driving Experience. “A weekend of NASCAR racing at one of the most beautiful facilities on the circuit and Race Rides under the lights…it doesn’t get much better!”

Kansas Speedway will be hosting Race Rides Friday, April 20th following NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice and also on Saturday, April 21st following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

For information about Race Rides or to make Race Ride reservations, please call 1.800.237.3889 or visit


About Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE):
RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR stock car drive and ride entertainment, available at more than 20 major speedways in the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Orlando, Concord N.C. and Kansas City. RPDE also produces and facilitates auto manufacturer drive and ride programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry.


RPDE Contact:
Jessica Inman (704) 454-6244 /