Drive a NASCAR

Kentucky Speedway

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Get ready to turn your dreams of being a racecar driver into a reality with the Dive a Stock Car experience at the Kentucky Speedway!

  • Drive full size, Sprint Cup stock cars that have been raced by NASCAR superstars like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Casey Mears, and Dale JR.
  • Hit speeds up to 150 MPH!
  • No lead car, no pace car, and passing is allowed
  • Commemorate the experience with a color certificate printed with your top speed!
Kentucky Speedway - Sparta, KY
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

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May 13, 2023

AM times are typically 8:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 12:00 to 3:00

*Schedule is subject to change

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 5'0'' and cannot exceed 6'7" in height
  • Participants must weigh 100-300 pounds and be in good overall physical condition
  • A valid driver's license is required
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of legal guardian who must sign a consent form
  • Vehicles are manual transmission (stick shift), however the crew is happy to assist you if you need a little help
  • Pricing includes a $35 drivers fee that covers accidental insurance coverage, souvenir racing license and ear buds
  • Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Some seating is provided, however, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators
Plan on being at the track for approximately 3 hours.
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Maximum Participants
1 driver per car with 3-4 cars on track at a time.
Yes, we encourage you to bring family and friends.
Weather Dependent
If we have inclement weather and have to cancel, you may either reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use to reschedule at your convenience. A refund will not be issued due to rainouts.
What To Wear
Comfortable, casual clothes depending on the time of year as your clothing will be worn under a driving suit. Wear closed-toe shoes or tennis shoes are required.
What is the age requirement?
Participants must have a valid drivers license and participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign a written consent form.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 pounds in order to participate, a maximum of 6'7" and 280 pounds, and must also be in good overall physical condition. Participants will be required to climb through a 15'' x 30'' window, that sits 36'' off the ground (with minimal assistance).
Do I have to know how to drive a stick shift?
Yes, the cars you will be driving have a 4-speed racing transmission. However, if you need a little help getting going the professionals at the track will be glad to assist you.
Do I need a driver's license?
Yes, driving participants must have a valid (legal and not expired), government-issued driver's license (from any country).
Do I need to bring my own racing gear?
No, the racing school will provide you with racing gear, including a driving suit and helmet. If you have your own gear that you would like to use, you are welcome to bring it for possible use, but it will be subject to inspection and approval for use by the Track Operator. Gear will be available for you at the track, should you not be approved to use your own.
Can I choose which racecar I drive?
No, unfortunately the racing school cannot guarantee which exact cars will be at the track on a given date, nor can they promise the specific car a participant will be assigned to for his/her drive. Each participant is assigned to a car with careful consideration, based on individual height and weight.
What happens if I wreck the car?
The price includes a $35 fee for racing license and liability insurance. This releases you from all vehicle damage.
Is passing allowed?
Yes, if you come up on a slower race car, track personnel will assist you around the slower portion(s) of the group, using techniques and instructions covered in your pre-drive orientation session.
What does the typical day look like?
Following a 1-hour pre-drive orientation/training session with the racing school's Crew Chief and professional instructors, you'll drive a real Sprint Cup style stock car on a speedway for a timed session. Total drive-time will depend on the program purchased. For this experience, there is no lead car utilized and and no instructor in the car with you! You will have constant, 2-way communication with a professional racing instructor through a state-of-the-art, in-car racing electronics radio system. Upon completion, you'll receive a full-color, Graduate Certificate with your top speed proudly displayed on it.
What is the policy on rain-outs?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the driving school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date, or issue you a gift card valid for 1 year. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation all bookings are final. No refunds or exchanges are allowed once you have scheduled a date. If you need to reschedule, you have up until 30 days prior to your reservation to make changes for a $50 administrative fee. Once you are within 30 days of the event, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.

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Customer Reviews

This experience has a customer rating of 5
based on 4 reviews.
The Nascar experience was amazing. If you want to satisfy your need for speed this is it.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.  Cheers to you,  ​Kasia
Had an absolute blast!! I highly recommend it to any race fan!! The crew there did an awesome job keeping things going in spite of heavy morning showers. Loved it!!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello, Chad! So happy to hear that mother nature didn't get in the way of your NASCAR Drive! Thank you for the recommendation - we are sure the racing school had just as much of a blast working with you.  Cheers,  ​Kasia
If u have ever dreamed of driving a race car this is a must do !!! This is the real thing just u the car and the track. Can't describe the feeling you'll have to do it to understand. Would do the longest ride u can afford.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hi Monte! We're happy to hear that a dream came true, that's what Cloud 9 Living is all about! 
Once in a lifetime, if you enjoy driving fast and have always wanted to drive a real race care on a real race track then I highly suggest this experience.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Joe,  Thanks for the recommendation! Once in a lifetime experiences are what Cloud 9 Living is all about. Cheers!
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