Drive a Stock Car at Talladega
Talladega Superspeedway; Talladega, AL
Year-round; select dates.
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- Racing school with over 15 years of experience and excellent safety record
- Classroom instruction teaches you the basics of racing before it's time for you to get behind the wheel!
- 600 horse power, speeds of up to 165 mph - passing is allowed!
- "Shake n Bake" at legendary Talladega Superspeedway!
Experience first-hand the thrill and excitement of racing a 600 horse power, Sprint Cup style stock car!
You'll start with a classroom session that will cover what you need to know when you take the wheel of a real Sprint Cup racecar. Your instructor will go over how to enter/exit the track, how to drive a race car, finding your line on the track, drafting, passing and more.
After the classroom instruction, you will be taken out to the racetrack where your instructor will recap all the safety features of the cars and answer any remaining questions you may have.
Next it's off to be fitted in your racing suit and full face Bell helmet and HANS (head and neck support) safety device.
Then it's time to get behind the wheel! Once you're strapped in with the five-point harness, it's your turn to get a taste of real racing action.
Driving at your own pace, passing slower cars when you catch them, this is your race car experience - make the most of it! From flag to flag you'll experience side-by-side NASCAR racing, drafting, passing, pit stops and more!
This program is designed to instill the thrill of racing in everyone - from beginners to more advanced racers.
Add a Ride Along
Select an option that includes a 3-Lap Ride Along! Let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing race cars as he takes you on the ride of your life. This is the perfect addition to any driving package!
Don't miss the opportunity to Shake N' Bake at the legendary Talladega Superspeedway! This tri-oval, superspeedway is the longest track on the circuit at 2.66 miles. It's known for its steep banking on the turns and for breaking record speeds. Let the adrenaline rush begin!
- Participants must be at least 19 years of age
- Participants must be able to drive a manual transmission
- Participants must be between 5'-7' tall and 100-350 pounds
- Participants must be able to fit through a car window of 15"x 30"and be safely fastened in the 5-point harness
6 - 40 Lap options available, with an approximate total experience time of 4-5 hours.
One per car, with approximately 8 vehicles on the track at a time.
Yes, friends and family are encourage to attend, and be sure to bring a camera!
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes. Participants and their guests are encouraged to bring water and snacks to enjoy while at the track.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 21 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you may reschedule with at least 5 days notice to your experience provider, subject to a $50 rescheduling fee.
What type of cars are used?
Sprint Cup and Nationwide series cars are used; including Ford Tauruses and Fusions, Pontiac Grand Prix, Chevy Monte Carlos, Chevy Impalas and more.
Are these "real" Stock Cars?
Yes, these cars have raced in Sprint Cup competition.
Can I bring friends and family?
Yes, you are welcome to bring as many guests as you would like to the track. Please remember to bring water and snacks.
Are there height or weight restrictions?
Participant's must be between 5'-7' tall and 100-350 ponds and be able to enter the vehicle through the car window, which is approximately 15" x 30".
Do I need prior racing experience?
No, but if you like speed or have raced before you will love this.
How are the cars run on the track?
Each driving program begins with a 45 classroom orientation. Next, you'll take the wheel of a real Sprint Cup race car. A certified instructor rides in the passenger seat acting as your in-car spotter, leaving you in full control capable of speeds up to 170 mph. Expect as many as 8 cars on the track at once.
Can I choose what car to drive?
Different cars fit different sized people, so participants will be matched up with cars that fit them properly.
What is a HANS safety device?
A HANS (Head and Neck Support) device is a safety item compulsory in many car racing sports. It reduces likelihood of head and/or neck injuries in the event of an accident.
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"My experience with the Dale Jarrett Driving School at Talladega Superspeedway was super awesome. I would recommend anyone with the "need for speed" to purchase this experience. I would do it every day if I could. Thanks for the opportunity of a lifetime. "
"It was a totally awesome experience. I had always dreamed of driving one of the Nascar stock cars at Talladega Superspeedway. It was a dream come true. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. I plan on going back in the future to do it again."
"My experience was a true bucket list item. The instructors and staff were very helpful and accommodating to me and my family. If you are into speed and thrills I highly recommend this package."