NASCAR Racing Experience

From: $355   

Location(s):

Kentucky Speedway - Sparta, KY

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AM times are typically 8:00 or 10:00 AM

PM times are typically 12:00 or 2:00 PM

Get ready to turn your dreams of being a racecar driver into a reality with the Dive a Stock Car experience at the Kentucky Speedway!

  • Drive full size, Sprint Cup stock cars that have been raced by NASCAR superstars like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears, and Dale JR.
  • Hit speeds up to 150 MPH!
  • No lead car, no pace car, and passing is allowed
  • Commemorate the experience with a color certificate printed with your top speed!


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Description:

Strap on your helmet, and buckle up. Its time for the drive of your life! Get behind the wheel of a real NASCAR stock car at the Kentucky Speedway!

After a short classroom session where youll learn about vehicle dynamics, racing lines, and safety instruction, youll head to the track to find your 500 horsepower Sprint Cup stock car waiting for you.

A crew member will buckle you in, check your radio, and then its time to start your engine! As your instructor coaches you over the radio, youll drive at your own pace, passing slower cars when you catch them.

Choose between 8 and 32 minutes of racing, but dont be surprised if you leave wanting more!

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

About the Kentucky Speedway
Kentucky Speedway showcases the best in stock car racing on a 1.5-mile, asphalt, tri-oval track. The speedway has 14-degree banking in the turns and a 1,600-foot backstretch. Get ready to experience Kentucky Speedway like never before!



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Essential Information:

  • Participants must be at least 5'0'' and cannot exceed 6'7" in height
  • Participants must weigh 100-280 pounds and 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

Duration:
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.

Spectators:
Yes, we encourage you to bring family and friends.

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 or tennis shoes are required.

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.

Experience ID:
DRI-LOU-0002



View FAQ's >

  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 pounds in order to participate, a maximum of 6'7" and 280 pounds, 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.
  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 1-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.

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