Richard Petty Driving Experience

Richard Petty Driving Experience

If you’re looking for fast-paced thrills during your Daytona Beach vacation, Richard Petty Driving Experience can test your mettle. Shift into high gear and burn rubber at one of the greatest NASCAR® tracks in the country.

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Richard Petty Driving Experience is authentic NASCAR entertainment at its best—and you can choose from two exciting packages: the Ride-Along Experience and the Driving Experience.

Buckle up for the Ride-Along Experience and sit shotgun in a NASCAR-style stock car driven by a professional driving instructor. Your experience includes three qualifying laps around the track at speeds up to 165 mph. You’ll definitely be glad you’re along for the ride.

For a Driving Experience like no other, put yourself in the driver’s seat and experience the adrenaline rush of putting the pedal to the metal and taking command of the wheel of a NASCAR-style stock car. Anxious to start taking laps around the track? You’re going to need to map out a route first.

Your driving itinerary includes:

  • Orientation Video
    Meet the Richard Petty Driving Experience staff and enjoy a video featuring Richard Petty.
  • Driving Instruction
    Master the track driving line and acceleration/deceleration points with firsthand instruction from your crew chief.
  • Mechanical and Safety Instruction
    Learn the details of the racing car including how to enter and exit, shifting pattern, safety devices and more.
  • Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
    Daytona Driving Experience If you have any last-minute questions, now is the time to ask. This is where you go over all the final details and receive the driving order. Your photo will be taken next to a Richard Petty Driving Experience car and then you’ll hear those famous words: “Drivers, Start Your Engines!”
  • Driving Experience
    If you take part in more than one driving session, you will receive feedback each time you exit the vehicle. This helps improve your driving skill and gets you closer to reaching your top goal speed.
  • Closing Ceremony
    Drive away with a Graduation Pack that includes a detailed lap-time sheet showing each lap driven and an official Graduation Certificate with your name, date and estimated top goal speed reached.
  • Get on the Fast Track
    Take the pole position then turn left (yes, we did make that joke) onto the racetrack. Go for a few laps around the legendary 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway track with 31-degree banked turns. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience.

After a day of revving your engine, cruise back to Daytona SeaBreeze for a welcoming pit stop sure to refuel and recharge your vacation.