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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 500 Speedway Boulevard, Joliet, IL 60433
Phone Number: 800-237-3889
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Description: 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 Chicagoland Speedway!
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Ride along

This was an amazing experience. I was able to do a 5 lap ride along that was amazing. I had a very good driver, Chris, and would recommend this to anyone. I can't wait to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
Christina Y
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Frankfort, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was an amazing experience. I was able to do a 5 lap ride along that was amazing. I had a very good driver, Chris, and would recommend this to anyone. I can't wait to get the chance to do it again. Christina

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Itasca, Illinois
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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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23 attraction reviews
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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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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