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Nascar Racing Experience

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Address: 5555 Concord Pkwy S, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC 28027
Phone Number: +1 877-722-3527
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to NASCAR Racing Experience! It's as real as it gets!

You can drive...

Welcome to NASCAR Racing Experience! It's as real as it gets!

You can drive a real NASCAR race car or go for a NASCAR Ride Along. Following a Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief, training and instruction You get behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been raced and driven by some of NASCAR's superstars and drive! Pass the slower cars as you catch them and get in car radio communications with your personal spotter as you drive by yourself! NASCAR Racing Experience is the true NASCAR experience and operates at 14 of the nation's premiere speedways. Upon completion of NASCAR Driving Experience drivers receive a Graduate Certificate and souvenir racing licensee for bragging rights. .

Real NASCAR Race Cars

Passing Allowed

In Car Radio Communications

Personal Racing Instructor

No lead car to follow!

Reserve your once-in-a-lifetime experience today, or give your race fan a gift voucher. Prices start as low as $129.

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Should have done this sooner

I did the 3 lap ride along. Arrived early in the A.M., recommended to beat the heat. Was surprised at the acceleration and speeds achieved - over 160 mph. We passed a drive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Pat O
Denver, North Carolina
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was given to me as a gift. It was originally a ride along and I upgraded to a qualifier. I am very glad I did because I loved every minute of it. The check in was fast, the class followed right after check in, and I was called up to drive within 10 minutes after the class ended. The... More 

Thank Fred R
Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband received this Ride-Along as a Christmas present last year. After scheduling once - it was cancelled before we got there because of rain. We scheduled again, and got there on Saturday, 12/12/15. The ride was scheduled for 11:00 am, but because of track conditions had to be delayed. There is no mention of possible delays noted in the... More 

Thank Debbie A
Faulkner, Maryland
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This was our 2nd attempt to do the experience. We were rained out in April and had a devil of a time trying to get someone to honor our purchase and re-book. Never got a chance to drive, after taking a 1/2 day off work, driving 6 hours to Concord, spending money on a hotel and getting to the track... More 

Thank roadrunnermoore33
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Our initial experience in Charlotte was canceled because of rain. We rescheduled for two months later, which they then rescheduled again because of a scheduling mix-up. On the day we finally showed up, it was 70 degrees and sunny. Our appointment was for 11am and we arrived at 10:30am as instructed. As we approached the track, we heard them calling... More 

Thank johncQ1312VD
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

it was wasting 2.5 hour time , for 5 min driving and enormous info during 5 min drive , total wasting time

Thank zydrunas m
Denver, North Carolina
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149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I did the 3 lap ride along. Arrived early in the A.M., recommended to beat the heat. Was surprised at the acceleration and speeds achieved - over 160 mph. We passed a drive yourself car like it was standing still. The 2G force in the high banking really pushes you. I gained a new respect for the NASCAR guys doing... More 

Thank Pat O
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

In June of 2015, I drove the 8 minute session and was issued a certificate stating that I had reached a top speed of 149 mph. My fastest lap time was 48.43 seconds with a speed of 114.474 MPH. I did not hit 149 mph anywhere on this track as I help the throttle on the rev limiter every inch... More 

4 Thank AdrenalineJunkie11
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

I reserved this for my husband who is a huge NASCAR fan. I reserved the 5 minute drive and we upgraded to the 8 minute when we got there. If you want a picture make sure you do that before. We didn't and all they had available the day of was a 5x7. We were there the entire 3 hours... More 

Thank TerriR1973
Leonardtown, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was extremely excited to go to the Richmond driving experience. Everything was great until it was my time to go driving. I did purchase the extension from 5 minutes to 8 minutes. It was a good thing I did or I probably wouldn't have got much faster than 70 mph. My highest lap speed was 90mph which I did... More 

1 Thank david b
Hollywood, Maryland
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The ride in a real NASCAR race car was one of the most fun things I have ever done. So much so, that I am making reservations to go back and do the driving experience. For anyone that follows NASCAR racing, this ride is something to experience. It was eye opening to learn all the forces one is subjected to... More 

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