Stock Car Ride Along

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Give the Gift of Speed. Make their dream of being a race car driver a reality. Get behind the wheel of an authentic NASCAR racecar and experience the exhilariting feeling of driving a stock car at eye-watering speeds!

  • Stock Car Ride Along

    Ride In A Sprint Cup Car With A Professional Driver

Featured Reviews:

  • Stock Car Ride Along - Sparta, KY

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  • Cincinnati

" Great experience, I had a great time. We got a late start and had to wait awhile but well worth it. I will definitely recommend it to friends..."

  • Stock Car Ride Along

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  • Charlotte

"Outstanding! My husband is hard to buy for but the NASCAR experience was a perfect gift. I hope he will use this site to shop for me in the future. "

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  • Dallas

"The NASCAR 6 lap ride along was great. I am crew chief on a Bonneville car that holds 3 World Land Speed Records and I have been up to 175mph on a straight five mile run to get my C license. I was totally relaxed in the NASCAR, maybe because it looked very much like the inside of our Bonneville car. The first lap was about 5,000 RPM's and each lap there after increased up to about 7,000 RPM's. The high banked turns and the air pushing the back end down with the big gurney flap along with the correct tires make the car feel like it was on rails. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone, but get the 6 lap ride. It takes one lap to get going and one lap to slow down so the 3 lap ride would be way to short for me.....Mike "

What Is A Sprint Cup Stock Car?Stock Car Ride Along

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.

Stock Car Ride AlongsOnly 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!

Stock Car Ride AlongCan 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.

The Track Finder will help you locate the closest track and provides some key info that will help you find the perfect driving gift for that special someone... whose mind will soon be blown when they see what you're planning on giving them!

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More Track Info In Alphabetical Order:

Atlanta Motor Speedway
Hampton, GA

Opened: 1960
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 125,000

Facts: AMS is known as one of the fastest tracks on the Sprint Cup circuit with average lap speeds in excess of 190 MPH.

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Auto Club Speedway
Fontana, CA

Opened: 1997
Length: 2 miles
Capacity: 92,000

Facts: Built on the grounds of the Kaiser Steel Mill, this is a D-shaped, low-banked superspeedway that plays host to one NASCAR event and several open wheel racing events.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC

Opened: 1960
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 140,000

Facts: Charlotte Motor Speedway is considered the home track for NASCAR because so many racing teams live in the Charlotte area.

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Chicagoland Speedway
Joliet, IL

Opened: 2001
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 75,000

Facts: This speedway is the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup and has also holds the record for the closest Indy Car finish.

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Daytona International Speedway
Daytona, FL

Opened: 1959
Length: 2.5 miles
Capacity: 167,785

Facts: Daytona is arguably the most famous race track in the world, and was designed and built by Bill France, Sr., the founder of NASCAR.

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Dover International Speedway
Dover, DE

Opened: 1969
Length: 1 mile
Capacity: 113,000

Facts: Nicknamed "The Monster Mile," Dover Speedway is famous for its huge concrete mascot named Miles The Monster, which is featured on trophies won at the track.

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Evergreen Speedway
Monroe, WA

Opened: 1967
Length: 5/8 of a mile
Capacity: 15,000

Facts: Evergreen is the only NASCAR track in Washington State and is considered the premiere short track on the West Coast.

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Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL

Opened: 1995
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 65,000

Facts: Homestead hosts the championship races for all three of NASCAR's racing series.  It's also famous for its classic south Florida Art Deco architecture.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, IN

Opened: 1909
Length: 2.5 miles
Capacity: 257,325

Facts: Indianapolis is the original speedway-style track, has hosted more than 248 automobile races in its history, and is considered the largest capacity stadium-type facility in the world.

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Kansas Speedway
Kansas City, KS

Opened: 2001
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 72,000

Facts: Kansas Speedway is a major stop on the NASCAR circuit and has recently undergone extensive renovations.

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Kentucky Speedway
Sparta, KY

Opened: 2000
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 107,000

Facts: This speedway is a major stop on the NASCAR circuit and boasts the best track in the central Ohio Valley.

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Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV

Opened: 1971
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 142,000

Facts: The Las Vegas Motor Speedway is a major stop on the NASCAR circuit and features several road courses.

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Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, MI

Opened: 1968
Length: 2 miles
Capacity: 85,000

Facts: This is the fastest track in NASCAR because of wide corners and long straightaways so if you're looking for speed, this is the spot!

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Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach, SC

Opened: 1958
Length: .538 of a mile

Facts: This speedway has been a popular training ground for NASCAR greats like Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon.

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Loudon, NH

Opened: 1990
Length: 1.6 miles
Capacity: 93,521

Facts: Nicknamed "The Magic Mile," this motor speedway plays host to NASCAR racing events as well as the oldest motorcycle race in North America.

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Phoenix International Raceway
Avondale, AZ

Opened: 1964
Length: 1 mile
Capacity: 67,000

Facts: Because PIR is situated next to the Estrella Mountains, Monument Hill is a popular place to view two NASCAR races that come to Phoenix every year.

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Pocono Raceway
Long Pond, PA

Opened: 1971
Length: 2.5 miles
Capacity: 76,812

Facts: Dubbed "The Tricky Triangle," Pocono Raceway is a unique, triangular track and features different banks on each turn, making it one of the most challenging tracks in NASCAR.

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Richmond International Raceway
Richmond, VA

Opened: 1946
Length: 3/4 of a mile
Capacity: 97,912

Facts: Known as "America's Premier Short Track," Richmond is the only track in the U.S. to host every single race event under the lights.  The track also sold out 33 consecutive races before Tropical Storm Hanna ended the streak in 2008.

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Talladega Superspeedway
Lincoln, AL

Opened: 1969
Length: 2.66 miles
Capacity: 175,000

Facts: Perhaps one of the most famous tracks in America, Talladega was built by NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and is also the longest track on the NASCAR circuit.

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Texas Motor Speedway
Ft. Worth, TX

Opened: 1996
Length: 1.5 miles
Capacity: 191,122

Facts: Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. both earned their first Cup wins at Texas Motor Speedway, which is also know as one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit.

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Thompson International Speedway
Thompson, CT

Opened: 1938
Length: 5/8 of a mile
Capacity: N/A

Facts: Once known as the "Indianapolis of the East," TIS was built by a farmer in the '30s and has since become the site of many kinds of stock car and auto races.

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