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Richard Petty Driving Experience

Address: 5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC 28027
Phone Number: 800-237-3889
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Concord
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or Ride-Along shotgun for 3...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 Charlotte Motor Speedway!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

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!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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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 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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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.

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36 reviews 36 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!

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Greer, South Carolina
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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.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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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 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I chose the ride-long experience, wherein I got into a NASCAR race car and was driven by a professional driver around the Charlotte Speedway three times. We reached a speed of 150, and I could really feel the g-forces when making those turns on the banks. This was a great thrill-ride that I would recommend for nearly anyone, and I... More 

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