He received the gift for Dad’s Day last year. After much schedule adjusting, he finally got to redeem the long-anticipated gift.
Entrepreneur got to drive an actual NASCAR car! On a real racetrack. At a ridiculously high speed.
The Richard Petty Driving Experience offers armchair race-car drivers the opportunity to get behind the wheel and walk the walk instead of watching and just talking the talk. And Entrepreneur has a new-found respect for these daredevils.
His experience was held at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Peanut (complete with ear protection, of course) and I accompanied him to witness and memorialize the event with photos and video.
And I must say, it IS quite the experience.
From the fire suit to the head brace to the mic’d up helmet, everything is authentic NASCAR.
He even had to climb in and out of the car.
At 150 mph and a 41 second lap, his time was the fastest of the day (sans 4 people after him). Hard to comprehend that the professional drivers are running about 50mph faster than this!
He still grins like a Cheshire Cat when asked about his experience. And you should plan on 30 minutes if you ever ask him to tell you about it. 🙂
His need for speed fulfilled….for now. He’s already planning to go back again in the fall.