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“fun time”

Richard Petty Driving Experience
Ranked #6 of 42 things to do in Concord
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Concord, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“fun time”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We got this for my husband as a gift. He really loved it and we were able to watch and take pics. This is great for the race fans it is a really fun experience.

Visited September 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Stay close....but not too close”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Well managed drivers class, cars were new and well maintained...the rules were pain and simple. you keep a predetermined following distance from you teacher driver in front of you and you'll go faster every lap.....I did and we went fast, the driver teacher also sought me out after our class was finished and said good job. Good Experience.

Visited June 2013
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Jacksonville NC
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Experience for the whole family”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

I purchased the 8 lap experience for my husband. When we got there they also offered discount ride alongs which my husband and oldest daughter decided to do. My two younger children were able to do the ride along junior program and had a blast! This program recently started and for $59 they get to ride 3 laps around the track. I liked the safety aspect of this program too. They had to wear a fire retardant suits and helmets which were provided by the program. Everyone was very helpful and addressed any questions we had. The only drawback is that it can get pricey very quickly. I do think it's work the money to try at least one time....even if you aren't a NASCAR fan.

Visited July 2013
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Greensboro
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“So much fun!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This was a surprise party for my husbands 40th birthday & my sons 21st . They loved the experience & have asked when can they do it again? While there , we had several of our friends purchase ride alongs & they loved it too!

Visited July 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Awesome experience!”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The ride along was amazing! Take 3 laps and tell me that these drivers are not athletes. That first turn had me holding on hoping the tires would hold up.

Visited August 2012
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