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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1215
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Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway

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Race car experience

This is the most awesome thing I've done in a long time. It costs $135, Plus tax, and it's best to make a reservation, at least at race time. You are taken by tram from the tours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Janet R
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the most awesome thing I've done in a long time. It costs $135, Plus tax, and it's best to make a reservation, at least at race time. You are taken by tram from the tours and ticket building at the speedway, to pit road. There the people help you get into a firesuit, helmet and a HANS device... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I signed my two boys up for the Jr Ride Along. First thing, despite it being pretty damn cool, it's also pretty damn expensive for 3 laps. Considering a lap is pretty quick, throw a few more in there! You're not provided with a lot of information from the website or your confirmation email. I spent much of the time... More 

Thank Levi O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thrilling rides around the speedway at FAST speeds!! Closest you can get to the feeling of being in a race at Daytona!

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North Port, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the rookie experience. 8 laps in a 600 hp NASCAR. There is an instructor riding right seat to help you find the line and they actually control how much power you get but you drive the car and keep the pedal to the floor. It is awesome going into those high banked 30 degree banking. Counter intuitive but... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Thrilling experience driving the eight laps around the track, audio with instructor was clear, movie and instructions helpful Cons: Very expensive, 10 minute video I purchased was blank and waiting for refund, helmets and uniforms not sanitized between drivers and/or passenger use. Trailer employees selling pictures, video, t-shirts not very friendly, all business

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Tofino, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I purchased this experience for 4 people. Big mistake. 2 adults 2 children. Young children 7 & 8. I didn't realize that they would be sooooo greedy that they don't offer refunds. I canceled the kids as they got scared. They gave me a gift card that I could use to let the kids ride if they wanted to or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Took my wife and I for the ride along experience and was well worth it. There was a small delay when we got there due to weather but worth the wait. The only thing is I wish I could do more laps than just three. Topped off at about 175 MPH. At the end they let you buy a picture... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you're reading this in North America, apologies for the fact I knew zero about NASCAR before I walked into the Daytona International Speedway. That aside, well in comparison to F1 at least, these things are basic. A big screaming V8, four speed manual gear shifter, steering wheel minus any kind of buttons, a pair of bucket seats and a... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you like to go fast and haven't already taken part in the Richard Petty Driving Experience, I highly recommend it. Being from Canada this is something that is not available to do back home so I had to do it. It was AWESOME.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband had chosen his 50th present years in advance and the experience didn't disappoint. He selected the 24 lap driving experience, of course its expensive but for a special occasion it was worth it. The day was well organised with safety video's and a coach sitting beside you as you drive. Plenty of people chose the 3 lap ride... More 

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