Gearing Up For Daytona: Taking a Ride Around the Track

Published 02/19 2014 08:35AM

Updated 02/19 2014 10:37AM

DAYTONA, FL -- Imagine being able to ride around NASCAR's most famous tracks. Fans can pay about $140 for three laps. And as John Kucko found out, it's the ride of a lifetime.

"Having signed my life away, clad in my fire suit and with my vaunted Google Glasses ready to roll, riding shotgun at Daytona was pretty cool," said Kucko.

A lap at Daytona International Speedway is quite a thrill! The Richard Petty ride along experience is as good as it gets and fans come from all over, even Europe, to do it.

"I've just done the Richard Petty driving experience, which was awesome. Formula One fan rather than NASCAR, but this is something else. The G force in the turns, the power, the excitement...brilliant," said one participant.

"It was amazing, had a great driver named Ed, who would kiss the wall. It was amazing, well worth the money. I'd pay it, let's go back around one more time," said another.

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