Richard Petty Driving Experience Announces ‘The Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp’

Ultimate stock car experience for race fans will be held this spring in Charlotte, NC

(Concord, NC) April 4, 2011 – NASCAR fans and racing enthusiasts will now have the chance to experience the thrill of driving a stock car like the pros, logging more laps behind the wheel than most have ever dreamed, with the debut of The Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp – a new offering from the team at Richard Petty Driving Experience.  The program, coming to Charlotte, NC on May 10th – 12th, 2011 will give participants the opportunity to drive on 4 different race tracks over the course of 3 days, including Charlotte Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway and  Concord Speedway.  Feedback and coaching will be provided by industry experts Marcos Ambrose, Kyle Petty and Randy LaJoie, and legends “The King,” Richard Petty and Dale Inman.

“For years, fans of sports such as baseball, basketball and golf have had the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, great athletes in their respective sports at historic venues in a casual, fun environment,” said Mike Bartelli, Chief Marketing Officer of Petty Holdings and Richard Petty Driving Experience.  “We wanted to give race fans the chance to fulfill those same dreams behind the wheel, as well.”

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“NASCAR fans are always looking for a chance to get in a stock car or meet their favorite drivers,” said Richard Petty.  “This Fantasy Camp will give people the opportunity to do that and much more. These folks are gonna have the time of their lives.”

The Richard Petty Fantasy Racing Camp will include five driving modules focusing on car control, short and intermediate track driving skills, a “Happy Half Hour” and a thrilling “Speedway Challenge” using COT’s on Charlotte’s fast 1 ½ mile oval.  The program is limited to 12 participants.  For more information or to register, call (704) 454-6224 or visit: www.drivepetty.com/fantasyracingcamp.

About Richard Petty Driving Experience: Richard Petty Driving Experience, a motorsports entertainment and automotive services company headquartered in Concord, NC, produces and facilitates NASCAR race car drive and ride-along experiences, auto manufacturer ride and drive programs, safe driving programs, mobile marketing events and production services to the film industry. The company offers rides and drives at more than 20 major speedways around the country and has permanent facilities in Las Vegas, Orlando, and Concord, NC. For more information, call 1-800-237-3889 or visitwww.drivepetty.com

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