The heart-pounding, white-knuckle entertainment of a ride or drive behind the wheel of a 600HP NASCAR race car with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Kentucky Speedway is the fastest thing to do in the ‘Bluegrass State’. There is no better memory of Kentucky than roaring around the track at speeds of up to 160 MPH while your friends and family cheer you on from pit road.
Kentucky Speedway, located in Sparta, KY, is located approximately 45 miles from Cincinnati, OH and 60 miles from Louisville, KY. The speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval hosts a number of racing series including NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, two 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series events and a ARCA Racing Series race.
DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. All driving experiences at Kentucky Speedway will utilize right seat instructor format.
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 Kentucky 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!
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.
3-lap high speed Ride-Along in a NASCAR race car
During NASCAR weekends experience the thrill of a 3-lap high speed Ride-Along in a NASCAR race car!
Our most popular program! Get in the driver’s seat of NASCAR race car for 8 laps.
Step up to the next driving program with 18 laps in a race car. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS 16 laps)
EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Your hands are on the wheel of a NASCAR race car for 30 adrenaline pumping laps. (DAYTONA/ INDIANAPOLIS 24 laps)
Get behind the wheel for 50 intense laps with our custom Racing Experience program.
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