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Richard Petty Driving Experience

5555 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC 28027
800-237-3889
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Concord
Type: Amusement/ Theme 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... 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 Charlotte Motor Speedway! « less
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New Lenox, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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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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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Seaford
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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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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This was my 4th time to drive the 8 laps of pure adrenaline rush at Concord, and once at Atlanta. I finally convinced three friends , who were apprehensive, to drive and try it. They are now hooked and will drive in 2014 ,along with me. The entire staff was completely professional, and added to the enjoyment. Also, my instructor... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have done this three times and it gets more intense every time. The thrill of the speed and feel of the power underneath you is amazing. Gives you a whole new perspective on what the professionals do. It is also a great gift.

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