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NASCAR Ride Along

Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Are you ready to get closer to the action than ever before? Strap on your helmet and buckle up for the ride of a lifetime in a real NASCAR style stock car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway!

  • Ride in a full size NASCAR style stock car- the same cars driven by the professionals on Sundays
  • Race with a professional instructor, and hit top speeds of 160 MPH!
  • To actually drive the car yourself, check out our Drive a Stock Car in Charlotte experience!
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC
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AM times are typically 9:00 to 11:00
PM times are typically 12:00 to 4:00

*Schedule is subject to change

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    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
    • Photo and video packages are available to purchase at the track
    • 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
    Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
    Maximum Participants
    1 per car
    We encourage friends and family to join you, and they may bring a camera to capture your experience! Limited seating is provided, so we recommend bringing lawn chairs to guarantee a seat for any spectators.
    Weather Dependent
    This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in advance, especially if inclement weather is predicted! If inclement weather causes cancellation of your experience, you will be given the option to reschedule for another available date or be issued a gift card that you can use at a later date; both of these options will be carried out directly with the racing school. A refund will not be issued due to rain-outs.
    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.

    For this experience, our partners are taking extra measures to help prevent any potential spread of COVID-19. These measures include disposable head socks for all participants, wiping down each steering wheel before driving, digital no touch temperature checks for all guests, providing restrooms with soap and water, the use of disinfectant sprays, and limiting the drivers’ meeting to only the participants. Spectators will be asked to remain outside during the meeting but will be able to watch the track experience from behind a pit wall.  Our partners kindly request that if you have any flu or cold-like symptoms to please reschedule your experience.

    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 lbs 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 Cloud 9 Living.

    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.

    Customer Reviews
    (29 reviews)
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    “It was AMAZING:) . We had a blast at the track and didn't want the experience to end. We'll be back soon.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    What an AMAZING review! So glad to hear that you had a blast. We can't wait to hear about next time! Cheers,  Kasia
    “It was amazing. I highly recommend the double, since it takes a good three laps to get used to the speed...after that, the last theee laps are pure enjoyment!!! Would love to do again!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Pure enjoyment, that's what we love to hear! Thanks for sharing!
    “Great experience and they were a great help too this 74 yr old man”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
      I'm so happy to hear that your father had a great experience! That's what it's all about. 
    “Fantastic experience!!! Highly recommend to all”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Hi Kelly, Wow, this really sounded like the ultimate day! I'm so glad you were able to have a great time on your ride along. Maybe this is even a new hobby! Let us know when you're ready to get back out there for another fantastic day! Cheers, Val
    “The experience was great. Very well organized. We had a great time!”
    “Absolutely loved it!!! Can't wait to do it again! Every NASCAR fan should do this!”
    “Once I arrived on the in-field of the track, I was put in with the drivers and not the ride along group. So was confused where to go for the ride along -- not a major item but I arrived early so I was on time. Great experience and everyone was very friendly and helpful. ”
    “I was under the impression that I would be put in a driver's suit, and get more HOORAH than what was actually experienced. It was in and out, quick. So I did not feel as though the time was worth the investment.”
    “We were running behind because of traffic at the track, but found no problem after arriving.”
    “This was an amazing experience. I'm a huge NASCAR fan and got this as a gift from my wife for my birthday/Father's Day. I would definitely recommend this to friends. ”
    “Great experience. Just would've liked an option to get video of the experience.”
    “Well organized. The ride went too fast, should be 4-6 laps.”
    “Expected 3 laps at speed, but first lap was acceleration and last lap was slowing down for half the lap. Still exciting to do!”
    “I really enjoyed the NASCAR riding experience. It was very cool to get a feel for the power of the car and what the drivers are doing. I did 6 laps with very few cars on the track and I can't imagine doing 600 laps, maintaining control at those speeds with so many other cars around, cutting each other off, etc. It would be very demanding and grueling. It was fun climbing in and out of the car. I was afraid once I got in I wouldn't be able to get back out. I'm not as young as I used to be. I'd recommend anyone to ride along but I'm not in a hurry to be the driver! ”
    “Outstanding! My husband is hard to buy for but the NASCAR experience was a perfect gift. I hope he will use this site to shop for me in the future. ”
    “The ride along was fantastic and I would recommend it to all my friends”
    “ Just a great adventure that I will remember as a very fun event.”
    “This was an anniversary gift that absolutely topped the charts! Booking and pricing through Cloud 9 was entirely satisfactory and I can't wait to use this site to find more adventures for our future fun! Our stock car experience was smoooooth... The whole operation ran like a well oiled machine and we were in and out within an hour, even though there were a ton of people doing different things around the track and we were far from first in line. Really it was all quite impressive and I have raved about every aspect of our experience ever since.”
    “only part I didnt like was the fumes getting in the car when first got in but its was great for a ride in the race car thanks for your safe help and reliable ride larry church”
    “One of the best things I have ever done! Great experience.”
    “The people at the track were not as friend as they should have been but they were good at the job and keeping you safe. Over all it was great.i would do it again.”
    “The two professional drivers were great. There was an ESPN special being filmed on the day went for my experience, and as a result we had to wait for our opportunity to use the track. The drivers realized we had waited a while but got us in the car and riding as quick as possible once the film crew moved off the track. Also, one of the assistants helping me into the car didn't understand that I had a double pass for 6 laps and told my driver that I should get three laps. When we finished my first 3 laps I told the assistant I was supposed to get 6 laps- he then told me I could have 3 more laps after the next rider. The other driver noticed the mistake just before he got in his car to drive, and he told my driver what had happened. My driver made sure I got my moneys worth and gave me 6 laps plus and extra one at fantastic speeds. Thanks so much guys.”
    “great experience=waiting time was a bit long”
    “Really enjoyed the ride around. Would do it again.”
    “Process to sign in once at the racetrack was totally disorganized. I waited a long time in line only to be told that I had to go to another line and that the drivers had priority. There were no markings to indicate what line to go to. Did not check my registration very thoroughly - seems like I could have given them any papers. Ride-along itself was fantastic and would highly recommend it.”
    “This experience was a gift from my daughters, and it was the best gift ever. The ride along was a 'BLAST' and I enjoyed every minute of it....GREAT JOB CLOUD 9, keep up the good work, you got a winner here.”
    “I was referred to cloud9 by a friend and contacted them immediately. It is what it is, a lifetime experience. First I thought my 9 seconds GT500 was fast, but I was wrong. This was crazy fast and to all those NASCAR drivers, you are real professionals. It took my family and I, 8 hours to get to Charlotte Motor Speedway and every minute of our adventure was more than worth it. I loveeeeeeee it!!!!!!!”
    “Very unorganized. No briefing before our ride along ride. No Flame retardant jumpsuit to wear while riding in the racecar (driver was wearing one). Seemed all they were interested in doing was selling T-shirts and memorabilia. Very nice young man there to help you in and out of the car. I guess this experience is for those that have never rode the Monster Roller Coaster or never parachuted from an airplane or anything else for that matter.”
    “From the time you got into your seat until you got out of the car, it was a pure adrenalin rush. It gives you new perspective as to what a driver goes thru during a race. This is a MUST BUCKET LIST item”

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