NASCAR Ride Along

Kentucky Speedway

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Get ready to experience the thrills of NASCAR racing like you never have before as you take a ride in a real 600 horsepower Sprint Cup NASCAR stock car around the Kentucky Speedway!

  • Ride in full size, Sprint Cup stock cars that have been raced by NASCAR legends like Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Jr.
  • Hit speeds up to 160 MPH!
  • Helmets provided
  • To Actually Drive The Car Yourself, Check Out the Drive a Stock Car Experience!
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.

Select Dates Only:
May 13, 2023

AM times are typically 9:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 12:00 to 4:00

*Schedule is subject to change


Essential Information
  • Participants must be in good overall physical condition, no taller than 6'7" and weigh no more than 300 pounds
  • There is no age limit to ride, however for safety reasons it is required that participants are a minimum height of 5'0" and a weigh at least 100 lbs
  • Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent
  • Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to enjoy while you are at the track
  • Some seating is provided, however, it is recommended to bring lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators
3 or 6 lap packages; time at the track is approximately 2 - 3 hours
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
1 person per car
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed-toe shoes. Please note, boots are not allowed. A driving suit and helmet will be provided.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent, however, the experience may run in the rain. In the event the experience is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will reschedule directly with our experience provider at no additional cost. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Comfortable, casual clothing depending on the time of year. Closed toed shoes are required (tennis shoes are recommended). Sandals, flip-flops and heels are not permitted.
What is the age requirement?
There is no age limit to ride, however for safety reasons a minimum height of 5'0" and a weight of 100 pounds is required. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must give written consent.
Are there any physical requirements or restrictions?
Participants must be in good physical condition, be between 5' - 6'7" tall, weigh between 100 - 280 pounds and able to climb through a 15'' x 30'' window that sits 36'' off the ground (with minimal assistance).
Do I need a driver's license?
No, a driver's license is not required for the ride along. However, please have a valid photo ID handy for registration purposes at the track on the day of your experience.
What kind of cars will I be riding in?
Real Sprint Cup style race cars driven by the likes of Jeff Gordon, Jimmy Johnson, Kevin Harvick, and Dale Jr. and other professional NASCAR drivers.
Can I pick the car I ride in?
No, due to maintaining the track operations schedule, the car for your ride along will be assigned to you based on availability at the time of your ride along. They also match up the best car for you based on your height and weight.
How long will this experience take?
The total experience typically takes no more than 2 hours. However, the exact length of your experience depends on how many other participants are scheduled for the stock car ride along on your particular booked date and time.
What is the policy on rain?
If your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, the racing school will contact you and either immediately reschedule you for another available date or issue you a gift card that you can use to reschedule at a later date. 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 4.5
based on 14 reviews.
It was a great time I would reconnmend trying it
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Jerry, I am so glad to hear that you had such an amazing time out on this experience. This is definitely and experience worth trying and we can't wait to get you out on the track again in the future! Best, Brooke
It was not 3 full laps. One lap was consider the taking off and coming back on to pit road.
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Tony, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. I can understand the disappointment of feeling as though you did not get the full 3 laps. Our partners do have to ensure you are able to both enter and exit into the pit. I do hope we can get you out for a 6 lap ride along next time to ensure you get maximum enjoyment! Best regards, Brooke
Wow. Climbing into the car through the window like the big boys. Strapped in and away you go. Sorted of freaked out going into the first turn when the driver gets into 4th gear as we hit the straight away. Your body adjusted to the speed shortly and enjoy passing cars at a high rate of speed. Definitely recommend the 6 lap experience. Caution, when getting back into your car to go home, watch your speed!!
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello John, Thank you for such a thoughtful review! It feels like you really take us to the track with you, and I could not describe this experience better myself! We are so happy you had a blast and hope you decide to give another one of our adventures a try soon!  Regards, Johnika Virgin Experience Gifts
I was thrilled with my experience! I truly enjoyed it. Everyone was so helpful and nice. I am still smiling from the experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you for providing this opportunity!
It was an awesome experience
Response from Virgin Experience Gifts
Hello Lee, Glad you had a fun time riding in the fast paced vehicle! It truly sounds like a once in a lifetime adventure and glad we played a part in making it possible. I'm sure it was quite the adrenaline rush to go 160 MPH! Thanks, Ryan
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