Ladies and gentleman start your engines! The popular sport of IndyCar racing is headed to Richard Petty Driving Experience at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Starting Saturday, Nov. 8, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to peel rubber in an open-wheel vehicle will be offered twice a week during a three-month partnership.
Known as open-wheel vehicles due to the wheels being located outside the car’s main body, IndyCars are lightweight, extremely aerodynamic, have powerful engines and are often considered the fastest racing vehicles available.
Guests who try their skills at IndyCar will have the opportunity to lay rubber in their own open-wheel vehicle as they follow behind an instructor-led car. Adrenaline junkies will feel like they’re in the Indianapolis 500, as they step on the gas around the 1.5-mile tri-oval superspeedway at speeds up to 120+ mph.
“Motorsports has always been a popular pastime in America, and we want to make motorsports even more enjoyable by giving our guests the opportunity to get behind the wheel of different motorsport vehicles and experience it first-hand,” explains Karl Fusco, general manager. “The addition of the IndyCar driving experience just enhances Richard Petty Driving Experience as the leader of thrilling drive and ride entertainment that you can’t get anywhere else.”
Visitors can learn more about the IndyCar driving experience or book their experience at www.drivepetty.com. Guests who book any other Richard Petty Driving Experiences, including the American Muscle Car Challenge, IndyCar driving, or NASCAR driving or ride-along experience can receive complimentary transportation to and from five casino resorts located on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
The Indy Racing League, or INDYCAR (all capital letters) is an American-based auto racing sanctioning body for Championship auto racing. The organization sanctions four racing series: the premier IndyCar Series (often abbreviated ICS) with its centerpiece Indianapolis 500, and developmental series Indy Lights, the Pro Mazda Championship and the U.S. F2000 National Championship, which are all a part of The Road To Indy.
Owned and operated by Petty Holdings, LLC, RPDE 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. RPDE 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.