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Mario Andretti Racing Experience

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Address: 6025 Victory Ln SW, Concord, NC 28027-2616
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+1 877-722-3527
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"Driver of the Century" Mario Andretti brings you Mario Andretti...

"Driver of the Century" Mario Andretti brings you Mario Andretti Racing Experience. You can drive a Full-Size Open Wheel Indy Style Race Car, or ride along in a 2-seater on 11 of the nation's premiere speedways! Dreams come true at Mario Andretti Racing Experience. Following a Drivers Meeting with Crew Chief, training and instruction you get behind the wheel and drive by yourself. There's no lead car to follow, no instructor rides with you. Mario Andretti Racing Experience is "World's Fastest Driving Experience" and compares to no other racing experience.

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Richmond (check), Charlotte (check) ... is their bigger and faster tracks?

I had my first experience driving at the Richmond, VA Raceway (3/4 mile track) and I was hooked. Had a top speed of 123, but others got a bit faster. Then I HAD to go to go to... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
Brian C
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Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States
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Summerville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife, dad and I went there this past weekend and I am still very angry about my experience. My wife bought the driving experience for 8 mins on the track behind the wheel of an indy car. 4-5 of which, was spent behind two slower cars. Once I got clearance to pass, they told me my ride was finished... More 

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San Jose, California
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Zero for those who plan ahead. Gave my wife a gift certificate, we chose a weekend and booked it with a confirmation. We then booked flight (note: non-refundable) and a hotel with miles (note: non-refundable). A month later Racing Experience calls and says they cancelled racing at that track for that weekend we chose with no explanation as to why.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Received as a birthday gift and can cross off the bucket list. Everything about this experience at Talladega was fantastic. Even the instructions from Clint during the drivers meeting! Weather was perfect and they have this down to a science. I would recommend the 8 minute session as I was just starting to feel comfortable when the 3 lap, 5... More 

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Thank bevov
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

I did the Andretti Racing Experience at Dover International Speedway in August 2016. I elected for the ride along instead of driving myself. What an absolute thrill. They are very organized and professional. As part of the ride along I was fitted with a race helmet. When it was my turn I was led to the car and strapped in... More 

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Thank Ken M
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We purchased a gift certificate from Dale Jarrett racing and then he sold the company to Mario Andretti. We revue end less driving time and had to repay for pictures and the video. I think they bob stole money. Horrible pictures, no signs to hold up, rude crew and staff. Terrible that a Veteran of our country with a dream... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Absolute rip off. DO NOT PURCHASE THIS EXPERIENCE! You honestly get 3 maybe 4 full laps but you only get 1 at top speed. They start your time as soon as you get rolling in the pit and after 3 laps had me on the apron coasting back to the pit telling me "good job." I spent more time coasting... More 

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

What a rush! Driving the Indy car was amazing. Being on a real track in this high power car was incredible, and everyone on the team makes you feel comfortable while ensuring your safety. I did the Feb. 5 session in Homestead FL and the entire group that worked this event was great, especially the ladies who handled registration and... More 

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Kimberling City, Missouri
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

I would never try to do the Mario Andretti Racing Experience drive along again. I looked up Groupon around the twentieth of Dec. 2015, to see what they had in Homestead Florida. I read about the Mario Andretti Racing Experience and drive along. I wanted to take the driving course but since I am not familiar with driving a car... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia, United States
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

I had my first experience driving at the Richmond, VA Raceway (3/4 mile track) and I was hooked. Had a top speed of 123, but others got a bit faster. Then I HAD to go to go to Charlotte, NC for a bigger faster track (1.5 mile track). Got 153 but again there were faster but WOW, even better. Charlotte... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

I think anyone reading this knows what I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do! I thank my wife and Mario Andretti Racing Experience!!! I did my racing experience at Kentucky Speedway (I didn't see a Trip Advisor option it so I used the NC place). This was my first time experiencing an Indy Car experience and let... More 

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