NASCAR Racing Experience - Dover

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Dover International Speedway - Dover, DE


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AM times are 8:00 or 10:00

PM times are 12:00 or 2:00

Have you ever dreamed of being a professional NASCAR driver? Well, it's time to make your dreams come true with the NASCAR Drive experience at the Dover International Speedway!
  • Drive real NASCAR stock cars that have been driven by NASCAR superstars like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale JR.
  • Hit top racing speeds of 100+ MPH on a high banked track for 8, 16, 24, or 32 minutes
  • No lead cars or pace cars
  • Take home a graduate certificate printed with your top speed and a souvenir racing license

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Get ready to experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as you take control of a real NASCAR stock car, and race around at top speeds on the "Monster Mile"!

After a short classroom session where you'll learn about the vehicle dynamics, racing lines, and safety instructions, you'll head out to the track to find your 500 horsepower Sprint Cup style stock car waiting.

A crew member buckles you in, checks your radio, and then it's time to start your engine! You'll hear the V8 roar as you put the pedal to the metal and race away!

You can choose from a variety of timing options, but don't be surprised if you leave wanting more!

Add a Ride Along
Select an option that includes a 3 Lap Ride Along and let a professional driver show you the full potential of these amazing racecars as he takes you on the ride of your life! The perfect addition for any Driving package!

Dover International Speedway
Nicknamed the "Monster Mile", Dover International Speedway is a one-mile (1.6 km) banked oval concrete track. It boasts intense 24-degree turns and 9-degree straightaways. Are you ready to go head to head with the Monster?

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Essential Information:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 lbs in order to participate, and a maximum of 6'7" and 280 lbs
  • Participants must be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian who must sign a consent form
  • Vehicles are manual transmission (stick shift), however the crew is happy to assist you if you need a little help
  • Pricing includes a $35 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, souvenir racing license and ear buds
  • Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Some seating is provided, however, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators

Plan on being at the track for approximately 3 hours.

Maximum Participants:
1 driver per car with 3-4 cars on track at a time.

Yes, we encourage you to bring family and friends, and don't forget the cameras!

Weather Dependent:
If we have inclement weather and have to cancel, you may either reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts.

What to Wear:
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed toe shoes, tennis shoes are recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience we recommend booking at least 30 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy:
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.

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  1. What is the age requirement?
    Participants must have a valid drivers license, and participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a written consent form.
  2. Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
    Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 lbs in order to participate, a maximum of 6'7" and 280 lbs, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb through a 15'' x 30'' window, that sits 36'' off the ground (with minimal assistance).
  3. Do I have to know how to drive a stick shift?
    Yes, the cars you will be driving have a 4-speed racing transmission. However, if you need a little help getting going, the professionals at the track will be glad to assist you, as it is really quite easy for everyone to drive a race car.
  4. Do I need a driver's license?
    Yes, driving participants must have a valid (legal and not expired), government-issued driver's license (from any country).
  5. Do I need to bring my own racing gear?
    No, the racing school will provide you with racing gear, including a driving suit and helmet. If you have your own gear that you would like to use, you are welcome to bring it for possible use, but it will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator. Gear will be available for you at the track, should you not be approved to use your own.
  6. Can I choose which racecar I drive?
    No, unfortunately the racing school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
  7. What happens if I wreck the car?
    The price includes a $35 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.
  8. Is passing allowed?
    Yes, if you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
  9. What does the typical day look like?
    Following a one-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the racing school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Sprint Cup style stock car on a speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.
  10. What is the policy on rain-outs?
    If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card valid for 1 year. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.

Customer Reviews:

  • NASCAR Drive - Dover

  • September 02, 2016

  • 3-half

  • Baltimore

"Overall experience was good, what they do not tell you: 1. Cars are regulated to 125 mph. 2. Cars have no AC so Aug afternoon in Dover is hot. 3. Safety brief lasts about an hour. 4. The time it takes to ride around the apron before you are allowed to enter the track is a slow pace and counts towards your purchased time.... That means getting on and off of track... About 1:30 minutes each time, so if you purchase 5 minutes you only get 2 minutes on actual track driving "fast." 5. GoPro option at track waste of money. No sound and it's only positioned to face toward track and no other camera angles. Bottom line, fun to do once but expensive and not as awesome as you would expect."

  • NASCAR Drive - Dover

  • May 31, 2016

  • 5

  • Baltimore

"Unbelievable... was run very well. The people were amazing, knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing bad to say about the experience except that they ran out of bottles of water."

  • NASCAR Drive - Dover

  • August 25, 2015

  • 5

  • Baltimore

"It was absolutely awesome. I only wish I could have gone faster. I think the rev-limiter was set too low, but I know the guides need to err on the side of safety for all involved. Overall, it was very enjoyable and I would definitely do it again."