We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC 28027
Phone Number: 800-237-3889
Website
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 Charlotte Motor Speedway!
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 46 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Wow

Most excitement I have ever had with my clothes on!!! Going down the straight-aways and into the turns is adrenaline plus. Put the helmet and fire suit on, climb in the window... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
chuck b
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
Add Photo Write a Review

46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Most excitement I have ever had with my clothes on!!! Going down the straight-aways and into the turns is adrenaline plus. Put the helmet and fire suit on, climb in the window and buckle up. Now comes the first turn then the first straight-away and your off at a crazy pace. Can't wait until company visits and want to do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

The staff notified us that their might be bad weather and we r happy to assist to reschedule. The ride along was fabulous and such an amazing experience my boyfriend can only say "off the chain". The video didn't record so instead of refunding the difference he was given another ride along!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I did the 3 lap driving experience... It was fabulous! My driver didn't hold back and we flew around the track. It was a really cool thing to do... there were no queues, the staff were friendly and there is an option to buy in car footage of the ride. I smiled for many days afterwards! On a side note...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Lenox, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Our son took us to this experience. My husband loved it and I think I screamed all the way around the track. If you haven't done this…you need to. Things are way different on the track than sitting in the stands. Exhilarating!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a two part review. The experience and the Customer Service. Customer Service - I gave the Rookie Driving experience as a gift to my son for his 30th birthday who happens to be 6'10. The Sale representative was awesome and worked with the track manager to make sure there was a car that my son could drive. This... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you have the opportunity to do this, DO IT. Expensive but worth the money. Be prepared to spend the better part of the day at the track. Had the F1 car 162 mph first time ever driving a race car and first time ever driving on a track. Awesome experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Greenville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I are pretty competitive when it comes to driving! This was an awesome experience. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We both drove cars. 8 laps is not enough when you include the warm up and cool down laps. We'll definitely be driving again and probably the longer drive experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Richard Petty Driving Experience is awesome! I have done it twice! It is expensive, but it is a lot of fun!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Greer, South Carolina
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Awesome experience!! This was a birthday present from my wife and we both drove the cars. I would say my only negative is your warm-up and cool down laps are counted in your 8 lap total so you only get 6 real laps. Other than that it was awesome and we will to this again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Richard Petty driving experience is amazing! I did the ride along experience the morning after the All-Star race at Charlotte motor Speedway. In addition to having an amazing ride with driver, Brian, I also got to see NASCAR driver Brian Vickers! The workers for Richard Petty could not have been any nicer and more helpful if they tried. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Richard Petty Driving Experience also viewed

 

Been to Richard Petty Driving Experience? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Richard Petty Driving Experience and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Seymour, Tennessee

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Richard Petty Driving Experience staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?