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Richard Petty Driving Experience: Drive a NASCAR Race Car and Meet “The King”

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Richard Petty Driving Experience: Drive a NASCAR Race Car and Meet “The King”

Richard Petty Driving Experience,  will host four premium driving experiences in 2015 which include the chance to drive a NASCAR race car and meet Richard Petty “The King” himself. The events include the King’s Cup (February 20), Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp – Las Vegas (March 8-11), Hall of Fame Experience (May 2) and Richard Petty Fantasy Racing CampCarolinas (October 10-13).

“It’s always a great time when Richard Petty makes it to one of the events, shares racing stories with guests and reflects on how far the driving experience has come since its inception more than 20 years ago,” said Chris Kirby, Petty Holdings, LLC director of marketing, parent company of Richard Petty Driving Experience. “Participants of these events will never forget the opportunity they had to spend a portion of their day with a Living Legend and immerse themselves in the sport that made this legend The King.  ”

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Richard Petty Photo: Facebook.com/RichardPettyDrivingExperience

The sixth annual King’s Cup will take place Friday, February 20 at Walt Disney World® Speedway in Orlando, Florida. This half-day racing event pits competitors head-to-head while driving NASCAR race cars, American muscle cars and high performance karts (HPKs) in timed and scored events. The driver with the highest combined score is named winner of the King’s Cup which is presented by Richard Petty. The King’s Cup is $999 per person and $799 for Experience Rewards Members.

The annual Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp – Las Vegas, March 8-11, gives 12 lucky participants four days to experience all that Las Vegas has to offer racing enthusiasts. Drivers start off day one by meeting Richard Petty, followed by the VIP treatment at the Kobalt Tools 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the Richard Petty Driving Experience luxury suite at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Over the next three days, drivers race around Las Vegas Motor Speedway behind the wheel of a 600 HP NASCAR race car, experience Zero 1 Desert Adventures in off-road terrain vehicles, and take the American Muscle Car Challenge in high performance street cars. The cost to participate in the Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp – Las Vegas is $7,500, which includes all the aforementioned activities, as well as world-class accommodations on the Vegas strip and custom apparel. Experience Rewards members are eligible for a $500 discount.

The inaugural Hall Of Fame Experience will take place Saturday, May 2 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The half-day event starts off with a private tour of the NASCAR Hall of Fame – a 150,000-square-foot facility that is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. Richard Petty, one of the first inductees to the Hall in the class of 2010, will be on hand for the private tour.  After hearing personal stories and getting pointers from The King, participants will meet up again at Charlotte Motor Speedway for an eight-lap Rookie Experience. The Hall of Fame Experience is $799 per person and $599 for Experience Rewards Members.

At the annual Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp – Carolinas, October 10-13 in Charlotte, North Carolina, 12 lucky racing fanatics can enjoy a four-day fantasy experience in the heart of NASCAR country at Sprint Cup tracks. After meeting with NASCAR legend Richard Petty, drivers round out their first day with a VIP experience at the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race, relaxing in a luxury trackside suite at Charlotte Motor Speedway. During the next three days, drivers climb behind the wheel of a 600 HP NASCAR-style race car to learn short track driving at the challenging Martinsville Speedway, take the Speedway Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway and finish with intermediate track driving at the historic “Lady in Black” Darlington Raceway. Other camp highlights include luxury accommodations, lunch and dinner events and custom apparel.  The cost to participate in Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp – Carolinasis $10,000. Experience Rewards members are eligible for a $500 discount.

All four premium driving experiences include a souvenir photo plaque and in-car video with performance data and telemetry for participants.

For more information about Richard Petty Driving Experience premium driving offers or to reserve your spot, visit Drivepetty.com/petty-experiences.

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