NASCAR fans tired of trying to squeeze into the driver's seat of their favorite Hot Wheel can rev up in the real thing with today's side deal. For $160, you'll get 30 to 40 minutes of classroom instruction from SpeedTech Auto Racing Schools and three to five supervised laps in a NASCAR Nextel Cup Car; then you'll burn rubber in eight solo laps behind the wheel at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Former Nextel Cup competitor and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for the past two decades (past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, Danny Sullivan, and the mysterious Racer X). SpeedTech combines super-speedy vehicles (its fleet includes authentic metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650 horsepower V8 engines) with a serious emphasis on safety—making this Groupon a thrilling last-minute holiday gift for gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their wife's protestations.
SpeedTech Auto Racing School
Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.