Kentucky Speedway - Races Tracks - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Sparta, KY

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: 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!

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.

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



3 Laps

Experience 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

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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1/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
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