“I wanted to take a moment and thank the Andretti Racing Experience for a lifetime memory provided this past Saturday.I've drove at other experience's before but none can compare to this deal. No pace car, other cars on the track, spotters. Being able to run your pace, pass cars, interacting with your personal spotter, was as close to the real thing as you can get without actually being in a race.I strongly encourage anyone that has ever thought about driving a race car, or drove another experience, check this out. AWESOME, man, AWESOME!"
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$364.99 +Free Shutterfly photo book* (20 page 8x8 hard copy $29.99 value) with purchase. Upon completion of racing experience, your photos create the Shutterfly photo book memory.
Full size Indy-Style Cars
Drive full size, open wheel, open cockpit Indy-style Race Cars on the same superspeedways the pros race on!
In Car Radio Communications
Get 2-way in car Racing Electronics radio communications with your Personal Racing Instructor as you drive.
Personal Racing Instructors
Spotters are your Personal Racing Instructors as you drive coaching you over the 2 way in car radio guiding you over the start finish line safely.
Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief
The Crew Chief teaches you everything you need to know prior to driving. Includes instructional video, safety training, and Q&A session prior to on track driving session.
Drive by Yourself!
No lead car to follow, no instructor rides with you! You drive the Indy-style Race Car by yourself! It's as real as it gets!
Yes, passing is allowed if you catch a slower car on the speedway.
Every driver receives a Graduate Certificate with name, date and top speed plus a Souvenir Racing License for bragging rights.
DRIVE 1 1/2 Days: $2999.99 »
Redeem Voucher/Gift Card: Have a voucher or Gift Card and want to redeem for a reservation? Click on black box that says "Redeem Voucher/Gift Card" and follow the steps. Upgrades are available for peak dates, times and more driving time. Call 877-Race-Lap for questions.
Reservations are recommended. Dates and times do sell out in advance. Make your reservation here on the website or call customer service at 877-RACE-LAP.
Gift Cards are easy! You give the gift card, they decide when and where to make the reservation. Purchase a gift card for any of the racing experiences offered. Gift Cards are good for 2 years at any of the nationwide locations
Locations and Directions:
Here's the list of nationwide locations. For directions and information on the speedway, click on racetrack.
What's the difference between Mario Andretti Racing Experience and other racing schools or driving experiences?
Mario Andretti Racing Experience, "World's Fastest Driving Experience" offers full size, open wheel, open Cock pit Indy-style race cars you can drive! Plus 2 seat Indy-style race cars you can ride along in. Other differences are: No lead cars to follow, In Car radio communications, Passing is allowed and Personal Spotters.
"I have had the opportunity to try other driving experiences but nothing can compare to my June 12 experience at LMS. This was as on the edge, well orchestrated and as safe as could be expected given the venue. Having the instructor on the radio at all times made me confident and relaxed adding to the enjoyment for the entire 16 minutes. I anticipated nothing but the very best from the organization. The event on June 12th, 2009 far exceeded my expectations and is clearly suitable for all to enjoy safely."
"We paid for my husband to drive for his birthday, and we were overwhelmed with how wonderful the experience was. My son and I both ended up going on a ride along and it was amazing! The entire staff made the day relaxing, and extremely enjoyable! My husband said he felt comfortable driving because the crew chief giving him instructions was so mellow and calm. Thank you very much for the excellent family experience!"
Melissa Woodard Fayetteville, NC
"I know you have had many students but I was the one who got out of the car out of breath on Saturday March 6, 2010. I was so full of many emotions and couldn't express them at the time. This was an experience I'll never forget.
As I started my session, I vividly remember exiting pit lane on the apron of the track and seeing the banking, thinking to myself "there's no way I can do this". I was nervous and scared at the same time. But upon entering turn 3 my crew chief had calmed my nerves and had my focus completely on the laps ahead of me. He was telling me to get closer to the white line as I was about 7 feet off it. I didn't want to but he encouraged me to trust the car. I did and lap after lap my confidence built and I'll never forget what he asked me when my session was complete: "Have you ever driven a race car before?" I told him "no" and he replied "you're kidding me. Great job man!"
I am still in awe 4 days later at what I accomplished and would like to personally thank you and all your staff for the excellent job and for giving me an experience I'll never forget in my life. I left Lowe's Motor Speedway with a newfound confidence. I am now more confident in my abilities and I thank you for providing one awesome experience. For 8 minutes, I was able to experience what it is like to be a NASCAR driver. Great job to your entire staff, especially my crew chief, for pushing me to do something I've always wanted to do. It is the recharge I needed in my life. I will be back.
Kerry Van Eaton, Raleigh, NC
"My wife recently completed the two-day 'World Champion' experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway. She had an absolutely fantastic time and with her crew chief's and spotter's instruction she gained knowledge about the track and confidence behind the wheel as each lap passed. By her third solo session, she reached a top speed in excess of 165mph! I truly appreciate the professionalism of your staff. They, along with the cars and equipment were all top-notch. I recommend the NASCAR Racing Experience; this was a wonderful experience for her and for our entire family. We'll be back soon!"
John Haddox, Pittsburgh, PA
Terms & Conditions
Reservations can not be changed less than 30 days prior to the experience. There are no refunds for any reason. Changes made to a reservation more than 30 days in advance will be charged a $50 administration fee. Once you are within 30 days of your reservation date, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made. If you cancel or fail to attend, you will lose your entire reservation fee. All reservations must be paid in full on reservation date. Remaining balances due must be paid before participating on date of experience. In the event of inclement weather or situations out of the racing experience's control, there are no refunds; a gift card will be issued or you may be rescheduled. Please Note that ALL Dates Are Subject to Change.