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: 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 Darlington Raceway, 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 Darlington Raceway will utilize right seat instructor format.

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



3 Laps

3-lap high speed Ride-Along in a NASCAR race car



3 Laps

During NASCAR weekends experience the thrill of a 3-lap high speed Ride-Along in a NASCAR race car!



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

Petty Holdings Launches Inaugural Richard Petty Driving Experience Hall of Fame Contest

2/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
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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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2/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
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RPDE Offers Four Majestic Chances to Drive a NASCAR Race Car and Meet “The King” in 2015

1/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
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