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Richard Petty Driving Experience

1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
407 939-0130
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Ranked #3 of 29 activities in Daytona Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

For my 50th birthday this was my request. To go drive a NASCAR at Daytona. I had a very annoying instructor (which my sister also had and all the same things that I experienced with him, so did she). Basically the guy was scared (so find a different job) and the whole time he kept saying "don't look at the... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For my son's 21st birthday, we decided to give him a thrill and let him drive a racecar at the Richard Petty Driving Experience in Daytona. This is located at the International Speedway where the NASCAR races are held. We didn't tell him until the morning of the event. We just said we were going somewhere that would be awesome.... More

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West Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I had also bought the Richard Petty Driving Experience at the Orlando track a few years ago. Don't waste your time or money at Orlando, Daytona is 100 times better. To put it in perspective, the max speed at Orlando was approximately 120 mph while Daytona was over 160 mph. The staff was outstanding at both locations but the speed... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife purchased the King's package for me for my Christmas present and I had been thinking about this for 4 months! I knew I'd be going fast but didn't really know what to expect beyond that. We arrived and were directed to the infield area if the speedway. Driving through the tunnel here is sweet as you know you... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This by far is the most fun I've ever had, period! All of the staff were knowledgable and very helpful from the people selling the tickets down to the crew chief and my driving instructor Mark. After a warm up lap my first lap I was already doing 155+mph and by the end of my session up to 169mph. I... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My wife purchased my son and me the Richard Petty Driving Experience for a Christmas gift and on March 22, we finally got our chance to go to Daytona National Speedway for our rides. We made our ‘ride’ appointments way in advance and scheduled them for 12 noon. We arrived at the track a little early and made it to... More

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Rush City, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Absolutely a dream come true! Major Bucket list check . . . and he wants to do it AGAIN!!! and AGAIN!!! 6 laps would have been better . . . but the 3 will keep him on an Adrenaline high for months. Even at $59.00 - you must get the video - shows the driver and the track. I'm sure... More

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Vancleave, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

So let me give you a background. I have always wanted a 911. I went to Junior High School down the street from the Porsche dealership in Bossier City, LA and we would walk to the dealership on football game days (wasting time after school) and I'd drool over the car. So when I called to book and found out... More

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jacksonville florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It was a little confusing at first to get signed-up and out to the track because the fellows in guest services did as little as possible to communicate how the process works. First they suspended the experience until later in the day because of track activity which was understandable. They told us to come back and they would sign us... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was a Christmas present that I used on Valentines day. This is by far the best thing we did during this trip to Florida. The speed was like nothing I have ever experienced. The 32 deg bank looked like a wall! The drive yourself has an instructor sitting beside you helping you out. I peaked at 166 mph. The... More

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