When Eisenhower designed the Interstate Highway System, he envisioned a lawless, death-race arena where only the fastest could avoid being killed by mechanical gulls. Experience a thrilling fraction of his racing dream with today's Groupon for laps around the Texas Motor Speedway with DriveTech Racing School. Classes are currently scheduled on May 15 and September 3 and 4. DriveTech regularly adds dates, so be sure to check the schedule. Choose from the following racing options:
- For $239, you get a 12-lap Shootout around the track (up to a $499 value).
- For $49, you get a four-lap Ride Along with an instructor (up to a $99 value).
DriveTech Racing School's pro drivers use unmatchable speed and NASCAR authenticity to guarantee a healthy flood of adrenaline in every driver and passenger they take around the track. Once DriveTech's expert instructors fill latent speed demons in on safety procedures, steering techniques, and rubber-burning incantations, drivers are free to indulge in a 12-lap blast around the Texas Motor Speedway. If they'd rather ride shotgun, the four-lap ride-along gives racecar fanatics and thrill-seeking maniacs the chance to feel the g-force of a NASCAR Sprint Cup-style car as it rounds corners at ridiculous speeds. Though the experience is as safe as nose-diving into a ball pit full of Tickle Me Elmos, you'll feel like stakes are high as DriveTech's four-wheeled metal rockets hurtle you around the asphalt.
Though DriveTech Racing School sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Rusty Wallace Racing Experience
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace allows amateurs to feel first-hand how a real race car rumbles as its tires scorch a professional speedway. Participants can either ride shotgun with an experienced driver or hop behind the wheel to tackle the track themselves. For more of the genuine experience, drivers don the full array of safety gear before climbing or vaulting through the window, including a sleek racing suit, helmet, and HANS neck-protection device.