Racecar driving, like reading, dating, and testifying in front of a grand jury, is most exhilarating when experienced at high speed. Jolt your adrenaline with today's Groupon: for $115, you get a four-lap ride-along racing experience with Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure at the Talladega Superspeedway (a $195 value). Riders must be between 5 feet and 7 feet tall and weigh between 100 pounds and 350 pounds.
The Talladega Superspeedway reigns as the world's fastest racetrack, where drivers navigate the 2.66-mile raceway at speeds of up to 180 mph. Slip into a fire-retardant racing suit, full-face helmet, and 5-point harness while strapping into the passenger's seat of a Sprint Cup or Nationwide series stock car with a professional instructor. Each four-lap racing experience simulates a qualifying run as drivers zip down straightaways and fit around curves more tightly than a checkered flag unitard. Dale Jarrett's drivers give all auto adrenaline junkies their fix in the same high-speed racing realm that safely protects professionals from harm.
Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure boasts a high-society roster of Sprint/Nationwide series cars purchased from Mark Martin, Bobby Labonte, and other NASCAR mainstays. Many exhibit varying degrees of acceleration to meet the needs of all driver-rider teams. When finished speeding down a raceway lined with enhanced barriers and retaining walls, slow down to stroll through the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, open daily and located adjacent to the Talladega Superspeedway complex.
Racing Adventure places novice passengers alongside professional drivers for ride-along experiences on speedways around the country. Passengers circumnavigate the speedy circles at speeds of up to 175 mph aboard real racecars once owned by such drivers as Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, and Bobby Labonte. Before embarking, riders receive safety training and suit up in a full fire suit complete with a helmet with facemask and Hans Device, the same head restraint used by professional heavy-metal guitarists.