Kansas Speedway - Races Tracks - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Kansas City, KS

While enjoying the many activities Kansas City has to offer, fulfill your need for speed with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Kansas Speedway. After enjoying some of Kansas City’s world-famous BBQ, take a ride or get behind the wheel of a 600HP NASCAR race car. There is no better way to complete your trip than by challenging your friends and family on the track at speeds of up to 155 MPH.

Kansas Speedway, located in Kansas City, KS, is a 1.5 mile tri-oval. Considered the sister track of Chicagoland Speedway, it is among NASCAR’s newer tracks.

DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. Effective 9/22/12 all driving experiences at Kansas Speedway will utilize right seat instructor format.

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 Kansas 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!

JUNIOR RIDE-ALONGS @ KANSAS SPEEDWAY: Offered during the same times as our regular Ride-Alongs, Junior Ride-Alongs are only $59 and are for children between the ages of 6 and 13 years old and at least 48 inches in height. Enjoy the thrills and excitement of riding shotgun in a race car driven around the track by a professional instructor! Junior Ride-Alongs are available for purchase at the Kansas Speedway track or online from our Ride-Along page .

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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

Experience a 3-lap riding shotgun in a NASCAR race car at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Walt Disney World® Speedway



3 Laps

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



8 Laps

Our most popular program! Get in the driver’s seat of NASCAR race car for 8 laps.



18 Laps

Step up to the next driving program with 18 laps in a race car. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS 16 laps)



30 Laps

Your hands are on the wheel of a NASCAR race car for 30 adrenaline pumping laps. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS 24 laps)



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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