Drive a NASCAR

Richmond International Raceway

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Put on your helmet and buckle up. It's time to get behind the wheel of a real NASCAR Stock Car with the Drive a NASCAR experience! Put the pedal to the metal, and race like the big boys on Sundays around the Richmond International Raceway!
  • Drive full-size Sprint Cup style stock cars just like those that have been raced by NASCAR legends such as Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Dale Jr.
  • Options ranging from 8 to 32 minutes of racing
  • Hit speed of 100+ MPH around 14 degree turns, and satiate even the biggest adrenaline appetite!
  • No lead cars. Just you, the track, and a 2-way radio
  • Take home a certificate printed with your top racing speed and memories to last a lifetime!
Richmond International Raceway - Richmond, VA

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

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    Essential Information
    • Participants must be a minimum of 5'0'' and 100 lbs in order to participate, and a maximum of 6'7" and 300 lbs
    • Participants must 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
    Duration
    Plan on being at the track for approximately 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 driver per car with 3-4 cars on track at a time.
    Spectators
    Yes, we encourage you to bring family and friends, and don't forget the cameras!
    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, tennis shoes are recommended.

    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?
    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 lbs, 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.

    Returns
    Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

    Exchanges
    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
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    “Great fun!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    Cheers!
    “From beginning to end, it was a complete blast!”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    We LOVE that, thank you for sharing!
    “My husband said it was "the best day of my life." Hmmmm so much for our wedding day!”
    “A well-organized, professionally-run operation from arrival to departure. A thoroughly-enjoyed experience.”
    “Check in was smooth and well organized. Staff was friendly and attentive to the drivers and riders. Safety was stressed and the rules that were put in place kept the drivers safe on the track. Liked that there was a person talking each driver around the course from high above in the stands. Can't see much in those cars once you are hooked in, so it gave them "mirrors" from the side and from behind. Loved the certificate they got at the end with their highest speed around the course. Great experience! Tip for non-drivers/riders. Bring something to do, there is a 45 minute safety talk before they take off and there is nothing to do out in the middle of the track. Come prepared so you won't be bored! ”
    “It was a real thrill to drive a NASCAR on a race track. My only complaint was that 8 minutes was not enough for me; as soon as I felt I was getting the hang of it my time was up! Overall the staff were excellent and I plan to do this again.”
    Response from Cloud 9 Living
    That does sound like quite a thrill; although, we're sorry to hear that there wasn't enough of it! Next time, be sure to check our longer racing packages filled with even more minutes & laps of racing!  

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