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Richard Petty Driving Experience: Rookie Experience
Photo 1 / 4: A one-hour classes teaches you the ins and outs of the stock car.
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Get a taste of what NASCAR is really about! It's your hands on the wheel. It's your foot on the gas. Hop into the driver's seat of a 600 horsepower stock car and take it for 8 laps around the track. Ideal for NASCAR fans and thrill-seekers alike.
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After checking in, you'll participate in an hour-long introductory class, including instruction on the gauges and gadgets that make up the interior of the car. Then, hop in an on-track van for a loop around the track. Each driver in the class will then strap into their own stock car andófollowing a professional instructorócomplete eight laps around the Atlanta Motor Speedway. After everyone has had their turn, it's time for the closing ceremony, complete with a graduation packet, certificate, and lap time sheet.

Inclusions :
  • 1-hour introduction class
  • 8 laps around the track in a real stock car
  • Participation in the closing ceremony
  • Graduation packet
  • Certificate of completion
  • Lap time sheet

3 hours, including instruction time

Available days and times vary seasonally

Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA

Participant restrictions:
  • You must be at least 16 years of age
  • You must have a valid driver's license
  • You must be able to drive a standard transmission
  • You must have the ability to climb through a 30-inch by 15-inch window that is 36-inches from the ground
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes, like sneakers.

    Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact the Richard Petty Driving Experience at least five days prior to your arrival.

    Please arrive at the Atlanta Motor Speedway at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class on the day of your reservation. All dates and hours of operation are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Redemption instructions

    After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:
    1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
    2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
    3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

    Exchange your voucher for activity:
    Reservation confirmation is required. You must contact Richard Petty Driving Experience to confirm your reservation date and time. Your spot is not guaranteed until you call. The customer service phone number will be listed on your printed voucher(s). Please arrive at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the class on the day of your reservation. Present your voucher(s) and photo identification upon arrival.