Darlington Raceway - Races Tracks - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Darlington, SC

Are you interested in the fastest thing you can do during your next visit to Darlington? Well, get behind the wheel of a 600HP NASCAR race car with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Darlington Raceway and learn why they call it “The Track Too Tough to Tame”. Darlington is a track full of history and you could relive those historic races by challenging your friends and family on the track at speeds of up to 150 MPH.

Darlington Raceway, “The Track Too Tough To Tame”, located in Darlington, SC, is among NASCAR’s most historic tracks. Its egg-like shape makes this a 1.366 mile oval unlike any other track in the sport.

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: All locations now offer reserved date/time Ride-Along experiences to ensure a better participant experience. Select the Ride-Along button below or Click here to reserve a Ride-Along today!
Also Ride-Alongs still may be purchased in a form of a gift card which can be used to reserve at a later date or via walk-up at track. All walk-ups are subject to availability and given on a first come first serve basis - make sure you call 1.800.237.3889 for non-reserved ride times before you head to the track. 

 To purchase a gift card click here!

DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. All driving experiences at Darlington Raceway will utilize right seat instructor format.

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For Driving Experiences a Driver Release Fee of $39 will be added at time of checkout. Click here for details.



50 Laps

Get behind the wheel for 50 intense laps with our custom Racing Experience program.

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

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Richard Petty Driving Experience Offers Race Rides at Sprint Cup Events Around the Country

2/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
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1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
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