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Richard Petty Driving Experience

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Address: 500 Speedway Blvd, Joliet, IL 60433-9643
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+1 800-237-3889

Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or...

Get behind the wheel in one of our 8 – 80 lap driving programs or Ride-Along shotgun for 3 high-speed laps at over 20 tracks nationwide – including Chicagoland Speedway!

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I got the 10 lap shoot out for Christmas and finally got to do it in August, was one of the coolest things I've ever done, I was really nervous, but once I got through the class... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
Rensselaer, Indiana
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Rensselaer, Indiana
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I got the 10 lap shoot out for Christmas and finally got to do it in August, was one of the coolest things I've ever done, I was really nervous, but once I got through the class and into the car I calmed down, the crew they have there talked like everybody is a friend, my spotter was very clear... More 

Thank hotrodadv71
Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

I have run with the Petty Driving experience 6 times over the last numerous years at larger tracks such as Atlanta, Daytona, Las Vegas, Charlotte and Orlando. Within the past few weeks I had the opportunity to complete a racing experience (50 laps) at Chicagoland Speedway. I can tell you that the Petty experience is without a doubt the leader... More 

1 Thank Gary D
Frankfort, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

This was an amazing experience. I was able to do a 5 lap ride along that was amazing. I had a very good driver, Chris, and would recommend this to anyone. I can't wait to get the chance to do it again. Christina

1 Thank Christina Y
Itasca, Illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

best experience of my life. definitely will do it again! driving the race car was the single most exciting thing I have ever done. The cars are really great shape and handle fantastically. I would say absolutely everything was perfect. My ONLY complaint was that the in car video was a little too dark to really see what was going... More 

2 Thank krauedwa
Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This was a great experience for my son and I. Since we had not done anything like this before, we did the ride along first to get familiar. That was fun but the real experience was the opportunity to drive. I was worried that the experience was not going to be real but it was. My instructor told me what... More 

Thank pathfinder1707
Chicago Burb
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We have done the race car driving experience twice at this location. The first time a couple of years ago it was Richard Petty. It's now the Rusty Wallace Driving Experience. We had great experiences both times. They've changed some things. First, there's no pace car to send you off. Second, the spotter, who is the person speaking and guiding... More 

2 Thank Kimberly H
Joliet, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Had a blast running around the 1.5 mile track at an estimated 160 mph. My family came along to watch and even got to take the kids in a van around the track. So much fun that you have to try it for yourself.

4 Thank Brad M
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2012

I purchased a Petty driving experience for my husband and he really enjoyed it! I had mixed feelings about "hanging out" while he did this, but was pleasantly surprised. It is a well run event, has plenty of seating, very clean. I would have appreciated a snack vendor though! They did have water and souvenirs for purchase.

2 Thank missjules73
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Fantastic. Do the drive a car and then you'll know what it's like to be in a race. 10 laps is amazing- you can get the package 1/2 price through Groupon and the ride along deal is about $66 for 3 laps at race speed

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