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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027-4600
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+1 800-237-3889
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or...

Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or Ride-Along shotgun for 3 high-speed laps at over 20 tracks nationwide – including Charlotte Motor Speedway!

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By far the best experience yet checkin was fast and provide you with all the safety equipment great photos also will recommend this to others

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 June 2016
melissa2448
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

By far the best experience yet checkin was fast and provide you with all the safety equipment great photos also will recommend this to others

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Thank melissa2448
Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Had a great time. Charlotte is a fun track to drive on. Fastest lap was 36.21 seconds with a top speed of 165.21 mph.

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Thank Michael D
Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

One of the bonuses of a conference I attended was the chance for a ride along experience, which consisted of 3 laps driven by a professional driver. I am not a NASCAR fan at all, but this was really fun! The good: The ride was breaktakingly fast! You can really feel the G's on the turns. You really understand the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Suggest getting there early parking is quite small for the amount of cars , don't go if charlotte stockcars are also running I've never seen so many cars in one place . Well operated clean track and they move the car threw very smoothly great fun for all ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

What a great experience. Went out and started racing right away. Ran 38 second laps and was never held back. I was even able to pass other slower cars. A true race experience. Jarren Lippard was my in car instructor and was great. I will definitely do the 50 lap next time to be able to get to the Advanced... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I received a Richard Petty Driving experience from my husband for my birthday. It was so awesome. Going fast was great. Staff were nice and took the time to explain things. The driver was wonderful. Loved it. Would do it again everyone should try it once

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Concord, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

It was the best! Speed like you never felt. Like being in a rocket. You feel the turns like you never felt before. If this isn't on your bucket list it should be and I'm not a big NASCAR fan!

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Thank JMCM08
Genoa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

This is a blast !!! It is such a rush to get into the car! Go fast! Feel what it is like to really be in a Nascar adventure. Not for the weak as they do go fast. They will go as fast or slow as you want. There is instruction in the beginning and a "crew chief" talking to... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Worth every penny and then some! Been a year since I did the Petty Experience with my dad. Still tell the story to my friends and family about how amazing, scary and pee-your pants exciting that it was. We did the Package where we road with a professional drive for 3 'Hot' laps which was more scary than a roller... More 

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Thank Shaynes704
Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

My husband did the driving while I filmed him. He came out of the car smiling from ear to ear! (which doesn't happen often, ha ha) The driving class is very good and they repeat the rules several times. The cars have a limit of 5000 rpms on them for the first 2 times you drive. Then if you book... More 

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