Richard Petty Driving Experience

Have you ever heard of the Richard Petty Driving Experience?!?!?!?!?

Well it is a hell of a time. Check it out for yourself sometime, 1-800-Be-Petty.

Back in August of 2000, four good old boys (My buddy – Mike, Mike’s dad – Richard, Mike’s friend – Rick and myself) headed down to Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. We had the time of our life.

I was lucky enough to be able to drive the Number 8 Budweiser Chevrolet Monte Carlo. This is the car that Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives. My quickest average lap was 143.61 MPH. Wow, that was fun!!! I would imagine that we were going 160+ MPH on the straight aways. For those of you that think NASCAR drivers are not athletes, think again. I did 8 laps around the 1.5 mile track following my instructor Adam Andretti and it was tense. Just imagine driving at speeds of 200 MPH with 42 other cars inches from you for 400 laps!!! That is tough!!!!