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Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure

Address: Speedway Blvd., Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL 35161
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Ranked #5 of 5 Attractions in Talladega
Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure is a company that offers ordinary racing fans the opportunity to...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: The Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure is a company that offers ordinary racing fans the opportunity to find out what it’s like to race an authentic racecar on a major racetrack. Our racing “adventurers” come from all over the country to enjoy a life-defining experience. They receive vital training from top racing instructors, wear real racing suits and safety gear, and climb into the seat of a racecar that was once driven by one of the racing greats. Guided by hand signals from the instructor in the seat next to them, racing adventurers learn how to race just like the pros. We surpass the usual “follow-the-leader” approach to racing and teach our guests how to race like a real NASCAR driver does, finding their own line, drafting, and passing, for optimum fun. A 100% safety record and the endorsements of numerous people that have had the experience testify to the excitement, the safety, and the unforgettable thrill of our racing adventure.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I bought 6 laps as a surprise for my wife. The activity is well organized. They offer a choice of 3 laps as a passenger with an experienced driver or anywhere from 6 laps and up as a driver (one driver had signed up for 60 laps). After registration, there is a short briefing for drivers, passengers and family members... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Did the other company first and had to try this at the fastest track in the world. Hit speeds in excess of 173mph in the "fat guy-slow car" (Ford #21). My friend of over 35 years was in the "rocket mobile" (seriously that's what one of the employees called it) and didn't turn as fast a lap! Something to be... More 

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Jay, Florida, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it was very exciting and dangerous-looking! I would have loved to have done it! it is something he will never forget!

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Amherstburg, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

well we will try it again! Early July did the ride a long at talladega. First, was not informed that the video was an extra 30.00, next time should be told on website. Did ride along and was handed my video, went home and only had one video of the view out of the windshield, i thought that it should... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In 2013 I went and did a 40 lap drive. On Mar 29/2014 I went back and did another 40 laps. In laps 31 to 40 I went around the track in under 60 seconds for each of those 9 laps. Jody my instructor was great in letting me achieve "Full Throttle".

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Pike Road, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I did this today as a surprise birthday gift! I'm NOT a NASCAR fan and have never watched a race, but who hasn't thought: I could do that! This is the real deal!! Very professional, very efficient! A LOT of FUN! I was one of two ladies in our group of and I kicked butt! I hit 178.59 mph! Our... More 

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Cullman, Alabama, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Just completed my first Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure today (3/08/2014) with 10 laps at Talladega Super Speedway with 4 friends. Driving at speeds of 170 mph plus was awesome! Passing a friend on the track at 170 mph was priceless!!!! This experience ranks among the top of all my experiences including skydiving and riding front seat in a Cobra helicopter.... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This is hands down the WORST experience of my life. The website says talladega superspeedway and when you pay and get there the tell you you're on a test track and even though their website says "125-175 mph" you can only go 80. SCAM SCAM SCAM. DO NOT DO THIS!!!!

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Rachel B, Guest Relations Manager at Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, responded to this review

We invite anyone to review our website regarding our exotic racecar program. We clearly state that the race course is a road course and talk about the numerous turns. The only speed referenced is "100 MPH" and unfortunately we cannot promise that everyone will attain that speed as it is based on one's driving ability. All of our confirmation letters... More 

Ardmore, Alabama
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I did the 6 lap drive and the 3 lap ride. The 6 laps weren't enough. I should have done the 10. You're just getting into the flow of the drive when your laps are finished. The ride following the drive was a good experience because you are taken on a different, faster line around the track.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I did the DJRA a couple of years ago at Talladega. The experience of driving a race car at 'Dega at 170 mph was outrageous. However, the experience as a whole was very tiring and challenged my patience. I had an appointment for mid morning, but I did not get into a car until about 4 hours after my scheduled... More 

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