Stock Car Ride Along
What We Offer:
Give the gift of speed. Make someone's dream of being a race car driver a reality! Get behind the wheel of an authentic NASCAR race car, and experience the exhilarating feeling of driving a stock car at heart-pounding speeds!
What Our Customers Are Saying:
"I'll never forget this experience...it was an excellent day...thanks!"
What Is A Sprint Cup Stock Car?
Sprint Cup stock cars are the fastest in NASCAR, with an engine output of 850 horsepower and the ability to reach speeds topping 180 MPH.
For those who aren't familiar with the Sprint Cup: this is NASCAR's premier racing series and it features the sport's top drivers, including Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and many more.
Quick Sprint Cup Stock Car Facts
Engine Size: 358 cubic inches (5.8 Liter) V-8
Engine Output: 9,800 RPMs, 180+ MPH
Dimensions: 208 inches long by 76.5 inches wide, 3,400 lb. frame
Cost Per Season: $10 - $20 million
A Little History
The Sprint Cup is a series of 36 races held across the U.S. Drivers win points based on their finishing place as well as the number of laps led in each race.
In the early days of NASCAR stock cars were 100% factory original, but in the 60 years since more and more parts were modified to maximize power. To maintain as much parity as possible NASCAR regulates the specifications for everything from the size of the engine to the type of spoiler on the tail of each car.
Only the roof, the hood, and the trunk lid of Sprint Cup cars are still original from the car manufacturer, but the modifications allowed make for a premium performing race car that almost rivals classic Formula 1 race cars in top speeds despite being much heavier.
How long does the ride along last?
The whole experience lasts about two hours, culminating with the ride of your life! During that time you'll be snapping pictures on Pit Row and taking in the sights and sounds of a major race track before hopping in for the ride of a lifetime.
The 3 lap ride along typically lasts about 90 seconds depending on track conditions. With a professional driver at the helm and speeds exceeding 160 MPH, this will be the most heart-pumping two minutes of your entire life!
We often compare the experience to skydiving: in real time the experience may not take very long but when your adrenaline is pumping and the tires of your stock car are squealing, time slows down and you really get wrapped up in the moment.
For customers who are accustomed to very fast speeds we highly recommend a 6 lap ride along or the Drive A Stock Car experience. For the rest of you, get ready to hold on tight!
Who can participate in a stock car ride along?
Just about anyone! Minors who are either over the age of 14 or at least 5 feet tall and 100 lbs. can participate if they are accompanied to the track by a parent or legal guardian.
Since stock cars do not have doors you must be able to climb through a 15" high x 30" wide window. Different tracks have different height and weight requirements so be sure to check the Key Info section on the Stock Car Ride Along page in your region or call us with any questions: 1-866-525-6839. Other than that, you're good to go!
Can I bring my family and friends?
Absolutely! Some tracks have a special seating area set up for spectators while others recommend bringing your own lawn chairs. Check the Frequently Asked Questions page in the region you'd like to do the ride along for more information.
Where do I go once I get to the track?
Some tracks are very big places. In general, start by going to Pit Row if you are unsure, since all stock car experiences start and end there. Cloud 9 Living will provide additional information in your booking confirmation email and we are also available Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mountain Time to help any way we can. Call us at 1-866-525-6839.