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DRIVING 101 UNITES NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE, RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE AND MARIO ANDRETTI RACING EXPERIENCE TO PROVIDE THE ULTIMATE FAN RACING EXPERIENCE

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 1, 2017) – Motorsports’ leading fan driving experience partners – Driving 101, which operates NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience – announced today they will consolidate the organizations and their operations to deliver the ultimate on-track fan experience at racetracks around the country.

Together, these three trusted brands will create an even more powerful one, with more than 150 race cars – featuring open wheel and stock cars — and permanent locations throughout the U.S.  With the consolidation, NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience and Mario Andretti Racing Experience will now be able to offer its customers more dates at more of the nation’s premier speedways. The program will expand to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with a full time operation offering 200 days a year with the addition of Mario Andretti Racing Experience and their fleet of full size, Indy-style race cars.  In addition, the consolidated experience will run at 19 nationwide Speedways for NASCAR Racing Experience as well as expanding to 15 nationwide speedways for Mario Andretti Racing Experience.

“This consolidation allows us to provide the best NASCAR and Indy-style car driving experience choice for customers, race fans, thrill seekers and corporate America.  In short, we will be the leader in the driving experience industry.  We’ve expanded our nationwide locations, strengthened our marketing strategies, and made the racing experience even more authentic,” said Robert Lutz, CEO of Driving 101, which operates NASCAR Racing Experience, Mario Andretti Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience.  “Driving 101 is excited to be able to work with two of the sports icons, Richard Petty and Mario Andretti, to bring this racing experience to the fans.”

“This is all about giving the fans more,” said Petty.  “If they want to drive a NASCAR-style car or an Indy-style car, they now have that option.  They can go to more tracks across the country, too.  It’s just a lot better for the fans and people who want this experience.  I see this as a great situation for everyone.”

“It’s exciting to be part of this extended nationwide program for fans of open-wheel racing and stock cars,” said Andretti.  “To combine forces with the legendary Richard Petty means race fans can experience some of the thrill we felt as drivers at more tracks than ever before.”

About NASCAR Racing Experience: NASCAR Racing Experience is the leading experiential racing company in North America, offering the most realistic racing programs available to motorsports fans nationwide. NASCAR Racing Experience programs are conducted at 19 racetracks across the United States and Mario Andretti Racing Experience is held at 15 racetrack, and both offer a vast array of corporate outings and motorsports themed events.  For more information call 704-886-2400 or visit www.NASCARRacingExperience.com

About Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE): RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR race car drive-and-ride entertainment, available at speedways across the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Daytona, Concord, NC and Kansas City. For track locations, dates of operation, or to book an experience visit www.DrivePetty.com or call 704-886-2400, or stay up-to-date with Facebook, Twitter @Drive Petty or YouTube.

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Richard Petty Driving Experience offering 19 of the Nation’s Speedways in 2018

Richard Petty Driving Experience is excited to announce they will be offering Race Fans, Thrill Seekers, Corporate Groups and Bucket Listers 19 of the nation’s premier oval speedways in 2018.  The speedways offered are not just your local, unknown speedways.  These speedways are all oval speedways that NASCAR races on and has a NASCAR history offering the most authentic NASCAR experience possible.   Richard Petty Driving Experience nationwide speedways will include:

  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Auto Club Speedway- formerly California Superspeedway
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Chicagoland Speedway
  • Kentucky Speedway
  • Miami Homestead Speedway
  • Texas Motor Speedway
  • Richmond International Raceway
  • Myrtle Beach Speedway
  • Phoenix International Raceway
  • New Hampshire Motor Speedway
  • Talladega Superspeedway
  • Michigan International Raceway
  • Dover International Speedway
  • Gateway Motorsports Park

Drive a NASCAR race car or ride along in a NASCAR race car at one of these speedways in 2018.  Make a reservation today or buy a gift card.  Limited space is available and most tracks are forecasted to sell out in advance.  We look forward to seeing you at a speedway near you in 2018!

NASCAR RACING EXPERIENCE AND RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE TO COMBINE FORCES TO DELIVER ULTIMATE ON-TRACK FAN EXPERIENCE AROUND THE COUNTRY

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 23, 2017) – NASCAR’s leading fan driving experience partners – NASCAR Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience – announced today they will consolidate the two organizations and their operations to deliver the ultimate on-track fan experience at more than 20 racetracks around the country.

 

Together, these two trusted brands will create an even more powerful one, with more than 100 race cars and permanent locations throughout the U.S. With the consolidation, NASCAR Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience will now be able to offer its customers more dates at more of the nation’s premier speedways, adding Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Las Vegas Motor Speedway to NASCAR Racing Experience’s lineup of Atlanta Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, Dover International Raceway, Homestead Miami Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Texas Motor Speedway.

 

As part of the consolidation, both organizations will continue to operate under their current brands and announced schedules for the immediate future. Terms of the agreement were not available.

 

“This consolidation advances our ambition to be the best NASCAR driving experience choice for customers, race fans, thrill seekers and corporate America. In short, we will be the leader in the driving experience industry. This will reinforce the positioning of our core brands, expand our nationwide locations, strengthen our marketing strategies while offering the most professional and realistic NASCAR driving experience,” said Robert Lutz, CEO of Driving 101, which operates NASCAR Racing Experience. “NASCAR Racing Experience is excited to be able to work with one of the sports icons, NASCAR Hall of Fame Legend Richard Petty.   I started my career working with Richard Petty and am happy to be able to work with him and the entire staff at Richard Petty Driving Experience again.”

 

“As we have always done, we want to give the best experience for our fans,” said Richard Petty. “Boston Ventures acquired Richard Petty Driving Experience in 2008. When they decided to exit and sell the business, we had an opportunity to consolidate the industry and bring the two faces of the sport together – Petty and NASCAR are one in the same.”

 

About NASCAR Racing Experience: NASCAR Racing Experience is the leading experiential racing company in North America, offering the most realistic NASCAR racing programs available to NASCAR fans nationwide. NASCAR Racing Experience programs are conducted at 17 racetracks across the United States and offer a vast array of corporate outings and motorsports themed events.  For more information call 704-886-2400 or visit www.NASCARRacingExperience.com

 

About Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE): RPDE is the worldwide leader in NASCAR race car drive-and-ride entertainment, available at speedways across the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Daytona, Concord, NC and Kansas City. For track locations, dates of operation, or to book an experience visit www.DrivePetty.com or call 704-886-2400, or stay up-to-date with Facebook, Twitter @Drive Petty or YouTube.