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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Awesome time

I got the 10 lap shoot out for Christmas and finally got to do it in August, was one of the coolest... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2015
hotrodadv71
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Rensselaer, Indiana
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Great racing experience and great instructors

I have run with the Petty Driving experience 6 times over the last numerous years at larger tracks... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2015
Gary D
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Buffalo, New York
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Aug 2, 2015
“Awesome time”
May 31, 2015
“Great racing experience and great instructors”
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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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500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433-9643
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+1 800-237-3889
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Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I got the 10 lap shoot out for Christmas and finally got to do it in August, was one of the coolest things I've ever done, I was really nervous, but once I got through the class and into the car I calmed down, the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have run with the Petty Driving experience 6 times over the last numerous years at larger tracks such as Atlanta, Daytona, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Orlando. Within the past few weeks I had the opportunity to complete a racing experience (50 laps) at Chicagoland...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

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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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...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank krauedwa
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...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank KSH213
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.

Date of experience: October 2011
4  Thank 857BradM
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...More

Date of experience: August 2011
3  Thank missjules73
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

Date of experience: September 2011
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