Richard Petty Driving Experience announces 2012 dates at Gateway Motorsports Park


(Concord, N.C.) January 20, 2012 – Richard Petty Driving Experience will return to St. Louis this summer, offering real life racing thrills to the region for the first time since 2010.

Richard Petty Driving Experience, the worldwide leader in NASCAR stock car drive and ride entertainment, will operate at Gateway Motorsports Park’s 1 ¼ mile oval on July 20th and 21st.

Gateway Motorsports Park is located in Madison, IL, just outside St. Louis, MO and is a favorite stop for drivers on the NASCAR Nationwide Series circuit.

“We’re excited to return to St. Louis this summer,” says Rick Fedrizzi, President and Chief Operating officer of Richard Petty Driving Experience. “We began offering drive and ride experiences at this facility in 1999 and look forward to continuing this long-standing relationship with our loyal supporters in this region.”

Get behind the wheel of a 600hp NASCAR race car and drive at Gateway Motorsports Park for 8, 18 or 30 laps. Our most popular driving program, the eight lap Rookie Experience starts at $449. Rather let someone else do the driving? No problem! Ride-Along shotgun with one of our professional driving instructors for a three lap qualifying run at speeds up to 140mph for only $109.

For more information or to book your seat with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Gateway Motorsports Park, call 1.800.237.3889 or visit


About Richard Petty Driving Experience:
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,