Welcome to NASCAR Racing Experience. "It's as real as it gets".  DRIVE a real NASCAR Race Car by yourself!  Following Drivers Meeting with training and instruction, get behind the wheel and drive a NASCAR Race Car for timed racing sessions on the Nation’s Premier Speedways. There’s no lead car to follow and no instructor rides with you as you drive 5 to 48 minutes of track time. Get one-on-one instruction from a spotter over 2-way In-Car Radio. In between every 8 minute session get a brief pit stop and head back out to work on driving faster speeds.  Pass the slower cars as you catch them... YES, passing is allowed!  


SAVE 50%! Featured DEAL- Track Time 8 Minutes

FEATURED DEAL- Get more driving time with the Track Time 8 Minute at NASCAR Racing Experience.  You drive a real NASCAR race car for one 8 minute timed racing session around one of the nation's premier speedways. It's worth every minute! There's no lead car to follow and no instructor rides with you as you DRIVE by yourself.  

  • Retail: $799.99  SAVE 50%  Sale: $399.99 + $44.99 Drivers fee Total: $444.98  *Daytona $520.99 plus fees

NASCAR Ride Along

Get a NASCAR Ride for you or give a NASCAR Ride to your race fan. Sit back and hold on tight as you ride shotgun in the passenger seat with a professional instructor driving in this fast speed ride along on the nation's premier speedways. 

  • 3 Lap Ride Along
  • Retail: $215.99   SAVE 27%  Sale: $157.29  + $10 Service Fee Total: $167.29  *Daytona $193.59

NASCAR Ride Along

Get DOUBLE the laps in the 6 lap Ride Along! Sit back and hold on tight as you ride shotgun in the passenger seat with a professional instructor driving at top speeds around the nation's premier speedways.  

  • 6 Lap Ride Along
  • Retail: $429.99  SAVE 27%  Sale: $314.58 + $10 Service Fee Total: $324.58   *Daytona $387.19

Track Time 5 Minutes

BEST SELLER- DRIVE a NASCAR race car on the nation's premier speedways! Do the Track Time 5 Minute at NASCAR Racing Experience.  Get a taste of speed as you get behind the wheel and DRIVE a real NASCAR race car for a 5 minute timed racing session.  There's no lead car to follow and no instructor rides with you as you drive by yourself. 

  • Retail: $499.99  SAVE 40%  Sale: $302.49 + $44.99 Drivers fee. Total: $347.48  *Daytona $411.39 plus fees

Track Time 16 Minutes 

Great experience for race fans- Get the Track Time 16 Minutes.  You'll get DOUBLE the drive time as you drive a NASCAR race car for (2) 8 minute timed racing sessions back to back, a total of 16 minutes track time with a pit stop in between.  No lead car to follow as you drive by yourself on one of the nation's premier speedways.  And yes, passing is allowed.  

  • Retail: $1399.99  SAVE 42%  Sale: $799.99 +Drivers fee $44.99 Total: $844.98    *Daytona $1039.99 plus fee

Track Time 24 Minutes 

The Track Time 24 Minutes is voted "Most Popular" experience for a reason. Get behind the wheel and drive (3) 8 minute timed racing sessions all back to back with pit stops in between.  That's a total of 24 minutes track time behind the wheel as you work on achieving faster speeds each session.  

  • Retail: $2099.00  SAVE 42%  Sale: $1199.99 + $44.99 Drivers fee Total: $1244.98 *Daytona $1562.99 plus fees

Track Time 32 Minutes 

Get the Track Time 32 Minutes for the one who has the need for speed.  You drive a NASCAR race car for (4) 8 minute timed racing sessions all back to back with pit stops in between. A total of 32 minutes of track time helps you work on driving faster speeds around one of the nation's premier speedways. 

  • Retail: $2799.99  SAVE 42%  Sale: $1599.99 + $44.99 Drivers fee  Total: $1644.98  *Daytona $2083.96 plus fees

Track Time 40 Minutes 

Get this amazing driving experience as an extra cool experience for yourself.  You drive a NASCAR race car for (5) 8 minute timed racing sessions all back to back with pit stops in between each session. Faster speeds and multiple driving sessions make your 40 minutes of track time a truly amazing racing experience you'll never forget! 

  • Retail: $3499.99  SAVE 42%  Sale: $1999.99 + $44.99 Drivers fee. $2044.98  *Daytona $2604.95

Track Time 48 Minutes 

By far, the best experience offered in one day on any of the nation's premier speedways offered.  The Track Time 48 Minutes is recommended for the thrill seekers.  Get behind the wheel and drive (6) 8 minute timed racing sessions all back to back with pit stops in between driving faster speeds every session. A total of 48 minutes of track time makes this the best experience offered in one day and the best experience ever

  • Retail: $4199.99  SAVE 42%  Sale: $2399.99 + $44.99 Drivers fee Total: $2449.98 *Daytona $3125.94 plus fees

Track Time Advanced Experience

For the racer who has a need for speed AND is a previous customer of NASCAR Racing Experience. To participate in the Advanced Experience, you must have completed the Track Time 32 Minute, 40 Minute or 48 Minute experience. 

Every minute at the racetrack is one on one with your Personal Racing Instructor and is a lead follow experience- You will follow the Racing Instructor in front of you around the speedway for each and every lap and session.  And while you’re driving you’ll  communicate with your racing instructor over 2-way, in car radio. 

There are no timed sessions as the Advanced consists of (4) 10 Lap sessions on track, all back to back….that’s a total of 40 laps. In between each session take a brief pit stop and head back out for your next session until all 4 sessions are completed. Each and every session you’ll work on achieving top speeds- The Advanced Experience is the fastest driving experience offered at NASCAR Racing Experience.  

Retail: $4399.99 at Nationwide Speedways plus $44.99 Drivers Fee. *Daytona $4499.99 plus $44.99 Drivers Fee 

To Book or Buy a Gift Certificate for the Advanced Experience call customer service at 704-886-2400 for assistance. 

"Best time ever!  Thanks for an AMAZING EXPERIENCE!"

M. Dunn  Dallas, TX

"100% Professional and Safe.  Super impressed with the entire experience"

L. Brandon  Charlotte, NC

"WOW! I NEVER knew I could drive that fast!  OHHHH YEAH I'll be back!" 

A. Ashbyn  Daytona Beach, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Good at ANY of our nationwide locations.
  • They NEVER expire!
  • Gift Certificates are EMAILED as soon as you buy it. No more lost gift cards in the mail!
  • Personalize the Gift Certificate!
  • You can purchase for ANY experience or for a dollar amount.
  • Can be redeemed for either NASCAR Racing Experience or Richard Petty Driving Experience
Yes. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license and should not exceed 6’7″, 300 lbs. Our race cars do not have doors, so participants must have the ability to climb into the cock pit of the NASCAR race car thru the window. Passengers for Ride Along must be a minimum of 5 ft. Tall and 100 lbs. Under 18 years must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign a parental consent form. If you do not speak English and are driving, we must know so accommodations can be made in advance. Please ask if you need assistance and we are happy to help.
All timed driving sessions you should allow up to 3 hours from your scheduled start time. This includes the drivers meeting, training and instruction. Ride Along should allow up to 1 hour from your scheduled start time. Times may vary depending on track conditions.
Yes, all DRIVERS are required to bring a valid driver’s license to the race track and present when checking in. Ride Alongs do not require a drivers license.
The time on your driving session begins as you start driving down pit road and it ends when you pull back into the pits.
We’ve got you covered! For $44.99 all drivers are covered with vehicle liability insurance, plus you get a souvenir racing license to take home with you. The drivers fee is required for all drivers and is due at check out when making a reservation.
It is highly recommended, if you don’t have the ability please let us know in advance so we can be prepared to assist you.
All asphalt oval race tracks, the same race tracks NASCAR races on which are the nation's premier speedways.
We highly recommend you make a reservation in advance. Space is limited on any given track day and most dates do sell out in advance. Why risk the chance of not getting to drive by waiting until the last minute? Go ahead and make your reservation today!
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring friends and family. A trackside viewing area is available at all tracks.
Please refer to your booking confirmation email, each track is different or call customer service 704-886-2400. Most the time drivers check in at the Media Center in the infield and riders check in at the Pit Road trailer.
Multiple factors determine top speeds including track conditions, weather, temperature, the size of the race track, banking, the experience purchased and individual driving ability. As stated, “top speeds may reach up to” means exactly that. Top speeds are approximate top speeds. We take the average lap speeds and add to that speed to get an approximate top speed at end of straightaways. The higher programs we offer, the speeds will be closer to the actual top speed. Because it is an estimated top speed based off the average lap speed, the 5min & 8-16min programs will be skewed to the high side and the 24-48min programs will be closer to accurate top speeds, which will be reached at the end of the straightaway. Top speed will be printed for all drivers on your graduate certificate. All speeds stated are TOP MPH reached at the end of the straightaway, not the average lap speed.
Yes, if you come up on a slower race car, your personal racing instructor will instruct you to pass.
The weight and height requirements are a general range and are not guaranteed. In the event you can’t fit in the car, we will do our best to help accommodate you at the racetrack with other options.
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed toe shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.
NASCAR Racing Experience is the "Official NASCAR driving experience" • Drive a real NASCAR race car that's been race driven by NASCAR superstars. • No lead cars to follow- as you drive timed racing sessions- no lap counting. • In-car Racing Electronic radio communications with spotters • Passing is allowed. • It's as real as it gets! • Offered only at the nation's premier speedways.
The nation’s premier Speedways include: Atlanta Motor Speedway,  Auto Club Speedway,  Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Dover Motor Speedway, Homestead Miami Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway,  Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Michigan International Raceway, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, North Wilkesboro Speedway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway, Texas Motor Speedway and World Wide Technology Raceway.
Our driving experiences are structured so the more time you spend on the race track, the more comfortable you will feel in the race car on the race track. Most guest will be able to handle faster speeds the more comfortable they feel, so usually the more track time you buy, the faster you will go. We have rev limiters in the cars to control the top speeds a car will run on their last session, in our 5-16 minutes the cars will run up to 5000 RPM’s, 24-40 minutes the cars will run up to 5400 RPM’s, 48 minutes the cars will run up to 5600 RPM’s, Advanced Driving Experience the cars will run up to 5800 RPM’s. the guest personal racing instructor will determine whether the guest is capable of running any faster, the changing to the next level RPM’s is no guarantee, you must show your personal racing instructor that you are capable of running faster speeds by running the correct driving line we teach you during your classroom session. RPM’s may vary based on track size.
We accept credit cards including American Express, Master Card, Visa and Discover. No cash is accepted.
Yes, but we will need to know in advance so we can plan accordingly. Drivers communicate with spotters. Please call us in advance if you have concerns, so we can plan.
Yes. Digital waivers will be emailed, and printed waivers will be at the race track.
If a customer spins out or wrecks a race car, for safety reasons, their experience will end at that point.
Thank you for making a reservation. Once a reservation has been made, changes can be made more than 30 days prior to the reservation date for a $50 administration fee. Within 30 days of the reservation date you will be locked in to this date and time – no changes can be made. If you cancel or fail to attend, you will forfeit your entire reservation. There are no refunds for any reason. In the event of inclement weather or situations out of the racing experience’s control, you will be rescheduled or issued a voucher. Vouchers never expire and may be used for any of the nationwide locations. Please note all dates are subject to change. Following acceptance of payment, a confirmation email will be sent within minutes of your transaction.
If you are driving, you will need to notify us in advance so special accommodations can be made. Please email Contact@driving101.com. We will need to know what language you speak and booking ID. if you are doing a Ride Along, you do not need to speak English.
Thank you for purchasing a Gift Certificate. Gift Certificates never expire, can be used at any of our nationwide locations and are good for NASCAR Racing Experience, Richard Petty Driving Experience. Gift Certificates can be transferred to another person but there are no refunds for any reason. Taxes and fees may apply. Following the acceptance of your payment a receipt and E-Gift Certificate will be sent to email provided.
If it rains the day of the experience- The racing experience can not operate safely in the rain or on a wet racetrack. We will go on rain delay and monitor the weather closely. Once the rain stops, the race track will be dried and we will do our best to accommodate everyone. In the event we are rained out, customers can be rescheduled or issued a Credit that never expires which can be used at any of the nationwide speedways offered. Please be sure your correct cell phone and email are on file with your reservation. We will send updates via email and text message when necessary.
We are now hiring for multiple positions at nationwide locations. Be a part of the team and apply now for a job. Email us Contact@Driving101.com or call 704-886-2400.