Three-Lap or Three-Hour Racing Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Up to 51% Off)

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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In a Nutshell

Gift a drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR race car around Charlotte Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile track at up to 170 miles per hour

The Fine Print

Expires Feb 11th, 2015. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must be 18 or older for driving option. Must be 100-270lb weight and 5'-6'7" height for Fan Favorite option. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Professional racing instructors at Charlotte Motor Speedway pilot guests around the track during a ride-along experience or prep patrons with personal driving instruction and in-car radio communication before turning them loose for the Race Fan Favorite's solo-driving session. During those 5-minute races, patrons are in complete control; there's no lead car to follow or instructor hovering in the passenger seat. Instead, drivers communicate with spotters over authentic two-way radios as they sprint and weave through on-track traffic in pursuit of the checkered flag. They can also test their strategic driving decision; unlike many experiences like it, passing is allowed. Driving experience includes a required driver's fee for insurance and a souvenir racing license ($35). To consult the full schedule, click here.

NASCAR Racing Experience

Charlotte's double dogleg. Richmond's frantic turns. Homestead's South Beach flair. Fans everywhere know that every racetrack has its own personality, but the minds behind NASCAR Racing Experience know that the only way to truly experience them is during a few laps behind the wheel. With that in mind, they plops fans inside the roll cages of authentic stock cars that have been revved by pedigreed speed demons including Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, and Matt Kenseth. Experienced racing instructors spearhead a spectrum of racing experiences that range from the guided NASCAR Ride-Along to the free-wheeling World Champion Experience's six side-by-side racing sessions. Traveling to racetracks across the country, the racing experiences allow drivers to spike speedometers without obeying the pace of a lead car or the math of a speed-limit sign.

NASCAR Racing Experience

The NASCAR Racing Experience's team of driving instructors specializes in NASCAR-themed Cinderella stories: at whichever world-famous speedway they're visiting, they give civilians the chance to drive real NASCAR race cars that have actually been raced by NASCAR superstars for a few hours. That means getting behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been driven by Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR favorites and putting the pedal to the medal. Unlike other racing experiences, there’s no lead car to follow here, you're driving by yourself and yes, passing is allowed! The instructors still offer guidance though, coaching those driving solo over a two-way car radio, and speed-chauffeuring racing enthusiasts around the track on ride-alongs.

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