Drive a NASCAR race car at the Richard Petty Driving Experience!

Did you dream of driving at top speeds as a kid? Do visions of Earnhardt, Johnson and Gordon dance in your head? Do you dare to make those dreams a reality?

The Richard Petty Driving Experience puts you in the driver’s seat.

The ultimate adventure awaits

Get an unmatched rush of adrenaline as you drive NASCAR race cars on the nation’s premier speedway. A trip to Daytona International Speedway is an absolute must for everyone who visits Daytona Beach, but getting behind the wheel takes your adventure to the next level. Driving a real NASCAR race car is an experience truly unlike any other — no wonder it’s a favorite activity among visitors.

Options for adrenaline junkies and amateurs alike!

The range of driving and ride-along options available makes this the perfect Father’s Day gift, birthday present or fun family adventure. If you want to drive on your own, the speedway is yours. You’ll get training from professional racing instructors and even walk away with a graduate certificate. If you aren’t quite ready to take the wheel, you can ride shotgun with a pro — just sit back and hold on tight. There’s truly something for everyone!  

Some favorite offerings include:

The Rookie

The most popular driving option available, this 3-hour experience allows you to drive a real NASCAR race car by yourself for an 8-minute timed racing session on the speedway. This gives a little more driving time than some other options, making this an ideal adventure for “rookies.”

The Ride Along

Want the ride of your life without driving? You get a front-seat view of one of the nation’s most iconic speedways with the NASCAR Ride Along and new Double Ride Along packages. Watch the world fly by on a 3-lap journey at top speeds. And, feel free to bring the kids — Junior Ride Alongs are available for those aged 6 to 14 and a minimum of 48 inches tall.

The King’s Experience

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience specifically created for fans of NASCAR. During this 3-hour experience, you’ll drive a NASCAR race car for two 8-minute timed sessions, with a brief pit stop in between. These are 16 minutes guaranteed to stay with you forever.

Get going!

Leave your worries in the dust, and take on a new favorite vacation tradition. Rates are very reasonable considering the unforgettable memories you’ll create — be sure to check out the full lineup of driving experiences, available dates and pricing info.

Want to learn more? Read up on frequently asked questions. Don’t let the adventure end here — Daytona Beach is full of fun things to do. From water sports to eco-boat tours, and from paddleboarding to perusing the Boardwalk, endless fun awaits.