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Speedway offers race day ride-alongs

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SPARTA, Ky. - Richard Petty Driving Experience is bringing Race Rides Saturday to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 30 from 7-10 a.m., to offer fans the chance to experience stock car Ride-Alongs on NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “Quaker State 400” race day.

Ride-Alongs will deliver an unforgettable, adrenaline-pumping thrill ride in a 600-horsepower race car at speeds as fast as 160 mph just hours before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars battle on the speedway’s 1.5-mile tri-oval.

“A 600-horsepower wake-up call from the Richard Petty Driving Experience is an ideal way to set the tone for our Quaker State 400 race day. Our fans will definitely enjoy the chance to see our track as the drivers see it,” Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

Kentucky Speedway is playing host to Race Rides Saturday for the first time.

“Experiencing the track just hours before your favorite driver is the perfect start to an exciting race day,” says Mike Bartelli, chief marketing officer of Petty Holdings, LLC and Richard Petty Driving Experience. “It’s the pep rally that gets you all revved up for Saturday night Cup racing.”

For information about Race Rides or to make reservations, call 1.800.237.3889 or visit www.DrivePetty.com.

Richard Petty Driving Experience is the worldwide leader in NASCAR stock car drive and ride entertainment, available at more than 20 major speedways in the U.S. It has base locations in Las Vegas, Orlando, Concord N.C. and Kansas City. Richard Petty Driving Experience also produces and facilitates auto manufacturer drive and ride programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and motorsports-related production services for the television and film industry.