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Richard Petty Driving Experience

500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
800-237-3889
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Ranked #6 of 15 attractions in Joliet
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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... more » 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 Chicagoland Speedway! « less
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Itasca, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

best experience of my life. definitely will do it again! driving the race car was the single most exciting thing I have ever done. The cars are really great shape and handle fantastically. I would say absolutely everything was perfect. My ONLY complaint was that the in car video was a little too dark to really see what was going... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This was a great experience for my son and I. Since we had not done anything like this before, we did the ride along first to get familiar. That was fun but the real experience was the opportunity to drive. I was worried that the experience was not going to be real but it was. My instructor told me what... More

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Chicago Burb
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We have done the race car driving experience twice at this location. The first time a couple of years ago it was Richard Petty. It's now the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience. We had great experiences both times. They've changed some things. First, there's no pace car to send you off. Second, the spotter, who is the person speaking and guiding... More

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Joliet, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Had a blast running around the 1.5 mile track at an estimated 160 mph. My family came along to watch and even got to take the kids in a van around the track. So much fun that you have to try it for yourself.

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cmi
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I purchased a Petty driving experience for my husband and he really enjoyed it! I had mixed feelings about "hanging out" while he did this, but was pleasantly surprised. It is a well run event, has plenty of seating, very clean. I would have appreciated a snack vendor though! They did have water and souvenirs for purchase.

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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Fantastic. Do the drive a car and then you'll know what it's like to be in a race. 10 laps is amazing- you can get the package 1/2 price through Groupon and the ride along deal is about $66 for 3 laps at race speed

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