During your next trip to Bristol, complete your stay by driving or riding in a 600HP NASCAR race car at “The World’s Fastest Half Mile”. Bristol is one of NASCAR’s most popular tracks and the best way to experience it is with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway. There is no better memory of “Thunder Valley” than roaring around the track at speeds of up to 120 MPH while your friends and family cheer you on from pit road.
Bristol Motor Speedway is located in Bristol, TN near the Virginia border. It is a .533 mile oval and its 24-30 degree banking one of the steepest in NASCAR.
RIDE-ALONG EXPERIENCES: Generally our Ride-Along Experience is offered between 9am to 4pm on days we are on track at most locations. Check out the track schedule here. Before heading to the track call 1.800.237.3889 to confirm dates/times.
Reservations are not required for Ride-Alongs at Bristol Motor Speedway, except during special events and Race Rides during NASCAR event weekends. Ride-Alongs, given in the form of gift cards, do not expire and are non-refundable. Click here to purchase a Ride-Along today!
DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. Effective in the 2013 season, all driving experiences at Bristol Motor Speedway will utilize right seat instructor format.
*Note: A Rookie Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway is 12 laps. A King’s Experience at Bristol Motor Speedway is 24 laps over 2 sessions.
QUESTIONS? Want to know our age requirements, rain policy, or what to wear to the track? Click here for answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.
Track News & Info
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Richard Petty Driving Experience Announces Right Seat Instruction Format
10/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
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