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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 1801 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1215
Phone Number: +1 407-939-0130
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US$ 143.69*
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Richard Petty Race Car Ride-Along Program at Daytona International Speedway
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Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona International Speedway

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It's been a few years since I did a ride along, but I would highly recommend it to any one wanting a thrill. Daytona has a 31 degree incline on its turns and straightaways. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
enjoylife49
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st. louis, mo
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st. louis, mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It's been a few years since I did a ride along, but I would highly recommend it to any one wanting a thrill. Daytona has a 31 degree incline on its turns and straightaways. They take you out going 168 mph for 3 laps you hug the wall and shoot out into a turn. They were not there when were... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We gave this to my grandson for his 10th birthday. He couldn't stop smiling for hours afterward, and it was a thrill for us also--just standing near the race cars as they roar around the track is a rush. You can ride, or if you are old enough, drive. Amazing!

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

What an experience! The ride-along is worth every penny. It's a little difficult getting in and out of the car, and it's very hot, but nothing beats 170 MPH at Daytona!

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Bowmanville, ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My husband did the driver experience at Daytona Speedway. When he finished his 8 laps he could not stop smiling and said words cannot describe it. Because my husband was a driver I was allowed to come down to pit row and watch the cars. Super cool experience and if you feel the need for speed then do this! By... More 

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Palatka, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I did this ride around in 08 and I took my wife this month. We both did the 3 lap ride around. It is worth every penny in my opinion to spend the money and take the ride.

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Thank Duncan B
The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Bought the driving experience for my son, whose 14, as a surprise. The best money I ever spent. He told me that that was the best day of his life. They take video of you in the car and his face told it all, I highly recommend this for anyone who loves racing or high speeds.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

this is exciting, my wife bought it for me for my birthday, really enjoyed it. the people were great and the whole experience was quality. No disappointments here

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My family did the 3 lap 165vmiles an hour experience. It was great and I would highly recommend it. Although it isn't cheap but if you do go to Florida I would say it is once in a life time experience that you can't pass up.

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Thank YveC1969
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 boys to the Richard Petty driving experience for a ride along and they had the time of their lives. I would definitely recommend this for anyone whether they are a race fan or not. It is an experience that will last a lifetime.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

An incredible experience. It may only be 3 laps but when you hit 175mph and 2.5g in the corners it was worth every penny! It wasn't cheap but also not prohibitively expensive.

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