Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a NASCAR racing experience pace-car ride and a Henrico Tower Grandstand ticket to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at the Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 30 (a $155 value).
Sit shotgun at gunshot speeds in a NASCAR racing-experience pace car, driven by a professional NASCAR-racing instructor. Experienced pedal-pressers zoom three brisk laps around the Richmond International Raceway, giving copilots a blurry morning glimpse of the same track the racers will see that evening. After the ride-along, the adrenaline-drenched are invited to set up supper clubs in the parking lot for pre-race tailgating, granting them an opportunity to out-maneuver traffic, mingle with other racing enthusiasts, and crochet their own checkered flags.
Later that night, point eyeballs at the The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. Cheer on hometown hero Denny Hamlin as he returns to Richmond to race against defending winner Kyle Busch and other NASCAR legends such as Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. Seated in the Henrico Tower Grandstands, revelers watch as the 3/4-mile track, bedecked with brilliant floodlights, 20 42” televisions and 94,000 other fans, explodes with the roaring sounds and musky motor-oil colognes of professional racing.
Though The NASCAR Racing Experience sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.