The Rookie Experience "Most Popular Experience"
Voted MOST POPULAR Experience at Richard Petty Driving Experience for a reason. The Rookie Experience is perfect for the race fan or thrill seeker. Following Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief, training and instruction you get behind the wheel and drive a real NASCAR race car by yourself for an 8 minute timed racing session on one of the nation's premier speedways. There's no lead car to follow as you drive by yourself for this once in a lifetime NASCAR driving experience.
Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief
Training and Instruction
You drive a real NASCAR race car by yourself!
Drive an 8 minute timed racing session
In Car Radio Communications with Personal Spotter
Yes, Passing is allowed!
Graduate Certificate with top speed
SALE: $319.99 (Retail: $599.99) *All Nationwide Speedways except Daytona ($449.99) and Las Vegas ($399.99).
$39 Driver’s Fee is required for all drivers covering Vehicle Liability Insurance.
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MORE DETAILS on the Rookie Experience
Q: What does the Rookie include?
A: The Rookie experience includes a Driver's Meeting with Crew Chief, training and instruction plus 8 minutes of on track driving time. You're driving the NASCAR race car by yourself for an 8 minute timed racing session as you get 2 way in car radio communications with a personal racing instructor. The Rookie is voted "Most Popular" because its a great experience for those who want to say "I Did It!"
Q: Are there restrictions for driving a NASCAR race car?
A: Yes. Drivers must be 18 years or older and have a valid drivers license. Under 16 written parental consent is required. Other restrictions include drivers shouldn't exceed 270 lbs and be over 6'7" to fit comfortably in the race car.
Q: Do I drive by myself or is someone with me?
A. You'll be driving by yourself. There's no instructor riding with you and no lead car to follow. You'll get in car 2 way radio communications with your Personal Racing Instructor (Spotter) as you drive coaching you every lap.
Q: Do I have to have experience driving a race car?
A: No experience is required. Drivers attend a Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief before they drive and learn everything they need to know.
Q: How long will this experience take?
A: Depending on which driving experience you purchase, you'll want to allow 2-3 hours.
Q: What do I get when I am done driving?
A: Drivers receive a Graduate Certificate with name, date and top speed for bragging rights of course.
Q: What do I wear?
A: Dress comfortable and casual. A racing suit will be issued to you to wear so we recommend shorts and t-shirt to wear under the racing suit. Closed toe shoes are required and no cowboy boots please.
Q: Are there other fees or deductibles I have to pay for insurance?
A: The only fee we charge drivers is a $39 Drivers Fee which covers your Vehicle Liability Insurance along with a Souvenier Racing License to keep.
Q: Do I need to make a reservation?
A: Yes, reservations are required. Dates and times do sell out in advance.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: In the event of rain, we do everything possible to accommodate drivers that day. We may go on rain delay and then dry the racetrack so its safe to drive on. Once its dry, we will do our best to accommodate everyone. In the event its a complete rain out you can reschedule to another date, time, at any speedway or get a Store Credit which can be used at your leisure for any of our nationwide speedways. Store Credits never expire and are good for NASCAR Racing Experience or Mario Andretti Racing Experience.
Q: Can I bring people with me to watch?
A: Yes. Friends and family are welcome to come watch and cheer you on. There are no fees for spectators to attend so bring them to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience with you.
Buy the Richard Petty Driving Experience called The Rookie. This driving experience is the most popular gift and driving experience Richard Petty Racing Experience offers. Book a driving experience at one of the nationwide speedways or buy a Richard Petty driving experience gift card for the Rookie in the amount of $319.99. Give the Rookie at Richard Petty Driving Experience to your race fan. The Rookie driving experience is on sale. The Rookie driving experience at Richard Petty Driving experience will be an experience of a lifetime and a gift remembered forever.
Please note- Admissions/Amusement tax is not included in the price listed. Tax will be collected when the booking is made at check out.