Bristol Motor Speedway - Races Tracks - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Bristol, TN

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.

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.
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. 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.

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

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.


Track News & Info

RPDE Need for Speed Twitter Contest

1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
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Petty Holdings Makes it Easier to Give the Gift of Speed This Holiday

11/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
Payment plans offered for as low as $99 per month... Read full article

Petty Holdings Announces 2015 Track Dates for Driving Experiences, Launches Seasonal Passes

10/13/2014 12:00:00 AM
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Richard Petty Driving Experience Announces 2-for-1 Drive Special for Members of the Military

5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
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