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Be A Race Car Driver For The Day

If you’ve always dreamed of hitting the oval at heart-pumping speeds, Charlotte is like a racing fantasy camp.
Be a Race Car Driver for a day
Be a Race Car Driver for a day

Start your engines.

Fulfill your need for speed. Charlotte Motor Speedway is the home of NASCAR racing in the Carolinas and also the place to have your own racing experience. Enroll in schools by racing legends including Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, Dale Jarrett and Rusty Wallace.

Get insider access.

The Racing Insiders Tour is a day-long, in-depth motorbus excursion of everything NASCAR, from its humble beginnings to today’s megasport status. The tour kicks off with a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, followed by stops at a variety of race shops and racing attractions in the area.

Make a pit stop.

Blaze your own trail through the Intimidator’s hometown of Kannapolis on the country’s first motorsports heritage trail. The Dale Trail begins at Dale Earnhardt Boulevard and winds through landmarks related to the life of the legendary NASCAR driver.

Three to see:

  1. Put the pedal to the metal at The Speedpark at Concord Mills. There are four tracks for all driving levels, each with a long straightaway and wide curves.
  2. If you’re not quite ready for the high banks of the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval, take your turn at the 1/3-mile track at the Pit Indoor Kart Racing. All ages welcome!
  3. The Richard Petty Driving Experience is your chance to follow in the tire tracks of all the racing greats when you ride or drive a 600 horsepower NASCAR-style stock car at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

This article ran in the October 2015 issue of Charlotte Happenings.

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