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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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Gave my son a Ride Along for his 18th birthday. They were very organized and efficient. My son had a blast. His smile at the end spoke volumes.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gave my son a Ride Along for his 18th birthday. They were very organized and efficient. My son had a blast. His smile at the end spoke volumes.

Thank Michelle G
Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two options: ride-along (driven by professional) or driving experience (you drive with the professional next to you). If you're a traveler on vacation, the ride-along is likely the wayyyy less time-intensive of the two. (If you're doing the driving experience, you will need to arrive 30 min prior to the start time, then there is training, then you... More 

Thank StewbieDewbieDoo
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great time of year to travel to Daytona. This is more of an adult game, don't recommend children, even if they fit the age and height

Thank FranklinC3
Saint Thomas, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

To run on a world famous auto race track in a NASCAR race car at 160 miles per hour has got to be thrilling and breathtaking for anyone

Thank oldtraveldog
Bellingham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 

Thank Janet R
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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 

1 Thank Levi O
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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

Thank Bob H
North Port, Florida
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

Thank Russ M
Smithtown, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

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

2 Thank iuliucpl
Tofino, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 

4 Thank Kim B

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