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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Concord, NC 28027-4600
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+1 800-237-3889
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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!

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Great driving experience

I got this driving experience for my husband for his 40th birthday. Myself and our children got to go behind the scenes as he did the training, then watch him as he raced his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Neely L
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got this driving experience for my husband for his 40th birthday. Myself and our children got to go behind the scenes as he did the training, then watch him as he raced his best friend. It was a very memorable experience that I would highly recommend for anyone that has a need for speed.

Thank Neely L
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I got a Richard Petty driving experience package for my son for graduation. He loved it. It is well worth the money and time. Highly recommend!

Thank KimkellyMedley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Drove in Charlotte and the crew there were great. I got rained out the first 2 times I tried to drive and they were always very accommodating to get me rescheduled. Christian S. was an awesome instructor! Would love to go back and drive again!

Thank kevin h
Lenoir, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I had bought my husband a ride-along as a birthday present, when we got to the track he surprised me when I found out he had bought me a ride too as an early Christmas present. I never in my life expected to be going around a NASCAR track at 140 MPH. It was such an overwhelming experience! It was... More 

Thank Lissa H
Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Deceitful sales tactics, extreme difficulty in scheduling drive times, can't get your money back! If you have to reschedule it's an extra fee! Constantly 'selling'! Not worth the time or money!

Thank jimd2010
Management response:

We are so sorry to hear that you had trouble confirming an experience reservation. I would like to discuss this with you and reach a mutually agreeable solution. At your earliest convenience, please contact our Customer Service and Sales Center @ 1-800-237-3889 and ask for Brandi. I look forward to hearing from you! More 

North Carolina
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Three of us experienced this high speed fun. I was amazed with the speed allowed the drivers. I have not been so thrilled in my 62 years on earth. I averaged the maximum allowed, 140 mph. The turns are marked when to decelerate and accelerate. A professional is in a car in front of you. If you stay one car... More 

Thank Dogpatchwv
Atlanta, Georgia
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

I surprised my husband by scheduling him a ride-along session. He had a wonderful time and said he would never forget the experience. They were very organized and all the staff were very helpful and courteous. I scheduled and paid online, but you can do walkups also.

Thank Nancy R
Clearfield, Utah, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have been out here in Charlotte for a few weeks doing an internship. I have been visiting the various race shop Is and the Hall of fame ( I also recommend). I did the ride along and wished that I did the driving experience, which I did with another company and they are all good but, Petty is the... More 

Thank Rudolf H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

By far the best experience yet checkin was fast and provide you with all the safety equipment great photos also will recommend this to others

Thank melissa2448
Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

Had a great time. Charlotte is a fun track to drive on. Fastest lap was 36.21 seconds with a top speed of 165.21 mph.

Thank Michael D

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