Take a Ride Around Richmond International Raceway in a NASCAR-Style Stock Car Prior to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

Take the First Laps Around the Track Saturday, May 1

Enjoy the ride of a lifetime with the Richard Petty Driving Experience on Saturday, May 1!


If you ever wanted to take a ride around Richmond International Raceway on race day, now is your chance. Ticket holders for the Saturday, May 1, Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will have the opportunity to ride shotgun around America’s Premier Short track, just hours before the green flag drops for the Saturday night shootout.

Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) will bring 10 NASCAR-style stock cars to Richmond International Raceway for three-lap ride-alongs with professional drivers, reaching speeds up to 120 mph.  Ticket holders for the Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 will have the chance to race around the same ¾-mile track on which Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and the rest of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will compete later than night.

Ride-alongs with RPDE on Saturday, May 1, will run from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and are $149. Guests may register in advance by calling 1-800-BE-PETTY (1-800-237-3889). Reservations will also be accepted on Friday, April 30, at the RPDE display on Richmond International Raceway’s midway. Walk-up registration is also available on Saturday, May 1, at Gate 34, during operation times. Additional information can be found by visiting www.1800bepetty.com .

Tickets for the Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race “under the lights” on Saturday, May 1, are available now.  Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-455-RACE (7223).

The weekend begins on Friday, April 30, with a full day of on-track activity highlighted by the BUBBA burger 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. Friday’s ticket includes Wawa Pole Qualifying, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice, NBC12 Pole Qualifying and practice for the BUBBA burger 250. Friday’s tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by  clicking here or by calling 866-455-RACE (7223). Children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only.

About Richmond International Raceway:

Richmond International Raceway, known as America’s Premier Short Track, offers great night racing action and a commitment to the fan experience. One of the most popular facilities among drivers and fans in all of motorsports, Richmond International Raceway annually hosts all of its major events, two NASCAR Doubleheader weekends featuring the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series and an open-wheel racing weekend featuring the IndyCar Series, under the lights on a ¾-mile D-Shaped oval. The unique layout traditionally produces exciting side-by-side racing, yet drivers reach high enough speeds for a superspeedway feel. Combined with first-class amenities and a focus on the fans, guests at Richmond International Raceway can expect to experience what “Racing Perfection” truly is. For tickets to events at Richmond International Raceway, call 866-455-RACE or visit www.rir.com online.

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