Most people on the road believe they are destined for driving greatness. Most of those same people should leave the weaving in and out of lanes and excessive speed to the professionals. For both the conservative and the daring driver, the Richard Petty Driving Experience will allow drivers to experience the thrill of NASCAR speed within the limits of safety at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Drivers in the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be able to reach 140 mph, while ride-along participants might reach speeds of 160 mph. Drivers must be at least 16 years old and have a drivers license. Riders can be as young as 14 years old, but must have an adult guardian with them.
All will be equipped with helmets featuring a built-in, two-way open-mic system, allowing for clear communication, instantaneous interaction, coaching and feedback; technology unique to Richard Petty Driving School. There is no better way to experience 600 horsepower and have the safety record to get through it in one piece. For those who can't seem to get enough, driving and ride-along packages range from $117.99 for 3 laps, or up to $2,599 for 50 laps, and even a Fantasy Camp.
You know you want to show your achievements off. For this reason, driving participants receive a lap sheet with their speeds and lap times following their driving experience. Photos and in car videos are also available to commemorate this thrilling shot at roadside fame. Richard Petty Driving Experience will be at Texas Motor Speedway this October 18th through 20th and December 6th through the 8th.