By Amanda Retzer
Scratch one off the bucket list with this experience that gives racing enthusiasts a chance to drive or ride in an Indy-style race car or NASCAR race car.
Why we love it
- Hit the pavement at Auto Club Speedway in your choice of vehicle
- Strap into a real NASCAR race car or an open-cockpit Indy-style race car
- Valid for all race dates through November 2015 -- the next set begins March 27
- Choose between a three-hour driving experience or a three-lap ride-along
Dec. 30, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2015; select dates
Mario Andretti Racing Experience & NASCAR Racing Experience
- Option 1: For $64 (reg. $130), ride as a passenger for three laps with a professional driving instructor in a two-seater at Auto Club Speedway
Sit in the passenger seat as the race car reaches top speeds
Option 2: For $199 (reg. $400), drive the Indy-style or NASCAR race car yourself during a five-minute timed racing session
It's just you and the competition as there is no lead car to follow, no instructor riding with you and passing is allowed
This three-hour experience includes meeting with the crew chief, driver's fee, training, instruction, racing equipment and in-car radio communication with your spotter
Upon completion, receive a graduate certificate noting your top speed and a souvenir racing license
More dates will be added; see website schedule to review dates
Note: For any questions on future dates and availability, click here for Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Indy-style race car) or here for NASCAR Racing Experience (NASCAR race car).
The fine print
Redeem 24 hours after purchase. Valid for any race dates through Nov. 15, 2015. More dates will be added; see website schedule to review dates. Call NASCAR Racing Experience/Mario Andretti Racing Experience or visit the website with any questions on future dates and availability. Valid only for option purchased. Book early as dates will fill up quickly. Reservations required; subject to availability, weather and track conditions. Make reservation online; follow specific instruction on voucher. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Behind-the-wheel: Must be 18 years or older with valid driver's license. Drivers must be at least 5 feet tall and 100 lbs. and under 300 lbs. and under 6'7". Ride-along: Riders must be at least 5 feet tall and 100 pounds. Parental consent is required for persons younger than 18 years old.
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