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Your exhilarating NASCAR driving experience takes place at the famous Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach. The driving program runs anytime during operating hours (and on no-race days!). Make your way to the track at your preferred time and choose from six experience options. (See Itinerary Section below for more information.)
Your program kicks off with a quick safety orientation followed by on-track instruction from a professional driver. Then get fit with a driving suit, helmet and neck guard, and pose for a pre-ride photo before grabbing your seat in the 600HP NASCAR race car.
Buckle up and brace yourself as you rev the engine and take off. Experience what it would feel like to be a DAYTONA 500 competitor as you drive for 5- to 48-minutes around the speedway.
After your unforgettable ride, receive your lap-time sheet and a graduation certificate to officiate your racing experience!
Note: Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license.
Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
Returns to original departure point
Safety instruction and track orientation
All equipment and gear
Lap-time sheet and graduation certificate
Driver's release fee
Entry/Admission - Richard Petty Driving Experience
Entry/Admission - Daytona International Speedway
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years. Participants must hold a valid drivers license.
Student drivers must be able to understand instruction in English and be able to communicate in English with instructors
Please note: If you would like instructions in Spanish, please specify this request into the Special Requirements section at time of booking
Frequently Asked Questions:
What happens if I wreck the car?
RPDE inspects each car prior to running every day and makes sure every student understands what they are doing before they climb in the car, so accidents are almost nonexistent. However, in the event of an incident, to summarize the liability waiver every participant must sign before participating, RPDE is responsible for any equipment damage and participant covers any personal damage.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
I was very impressed with the Rookie package experience at Daytona. If a tandem ride doesn't appeal to you, why not have your own car? It was a busy Saturday but the staff and trainers were excellent; they kept everything moving. The spotters providing communication...More
This whole experience is so amazing, that I MUST write a review. The staff was fantastic, the process was streamlined, and last but not least...driving the cars at near 150 mph on the Daytona International Speedway was outrageously, mindblowingly fun at a level that I...More
My wife bought me (a 65 year old petrol head) tickets for the Rookie Experience in New Zealand prior to our holiday in the US. On arrival at Daytona the counter staff were friendly and efficient. We underwent a 45 minute safety briefing which included...More