Martinsville Speedway - Races Tracks - Richard Petty Driving Experience

Ridgeway, VA

During your next trip to Martinsville, complete your stay by driving or riding in a 600HP NASCAR race car! Martinsville is a popular tracks on the NASCAR circuit and the best way to experience it is with Richard Petty Driving Experience at Martinsville Speedway.

Martinsville Speedway, located in Martinsville, VA near the North Carolina border, is a .53 mile oval known as “The Paper Clip.” It has hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup series longer than any other track.

RIDE-ALONG EXPERIENCES: Generally our Ride-Along Experience is offered between 9am to 4pm on most days we are on track at Martinsville Speedway with the exception of Sunday when the Ride-Along Experience is offered between 12pm and 4pm. Check out the track schedule here. Before heading to the track call 1.800.237.3889 to confirm dates/times. Ride-Alongs are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Reservations are not required for Ride-Alongs at Martinsville 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!
DRIVING EXPERIENCES: Driving Experiences require reservations and can be purchased by clicking on the desired Experience button below. Effective in the 2013 season, all driving experiences at Martinsville Speedway will utilize right seat instructor format.

*Note: A Rookie Experience at Martinsville Speedway is 12 laps. A King’s Experience at Martinsville Speedway is 24 laps over 2 sessions.

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.

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.


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