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Des Moines NASCAR Style Racing Experience

Have you dreamed of racing a stock car like the pros do? This extreme NASCAR style driving experience at Iowa Speedway, a short drive from Des Moines, is as real as it gets!
Where:Des Moines, Iowa
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for:1 Participant
Iowa Speedway - 5 laps
Iowa Speedway - 5 laps
Old price: $399.00
Iowa Speedway - 10 laps
Iowa Speedway - 10 laps
Old price: $559.00
Iowa Speedway - Ride Along - 3 laps
Iowa Speedway - Ride Along - 3 laps
Ride shotgun in a NASCAR stock car driven by a professional instructor for a 3-lap qualifying run.
Old price: $119.00
 Iowa Speedway - 15 laps
Iowa Speedway - 15 laps
No longer available for purchase.
Old price: $999.00
20 laps Iowa Speedway, Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Speedway - 20 laps
No longer available for purchase.
Old price: $1,299.00

Drivers, start your engines! It’s time to feed your need for speed!

Your adventure begins with a pre-drive briefing from seasoned racing pros. They’ll arm you with everything you’ll need for a safe and exciting driving experience. Next, you’ll get suited up in a driving suit, helmet, and HANS device. You’ll climb behind the wheel, buckle up your 5-point racing harness, and lock in the steering wheel.

No previous race car driving experience required! 

As you are soaring around Iowa Speedway’s D-shaped 7/8-mile oval, you will be able to hear the instructor in the one-way radio in your helmet. Will each lap, they’ll be helping you to get your speed up safely and efficiently.

No pace car to follow - No instructor in the car
All laps are hot laps -  Passing allowed
How fast you go is up to you!

With your loved ones on the sidelines cheering you on, you’ll be gripping the wheel with white-knuckles and a laser focus on the track ahead as the roar of the engine drowns out every other thought. It’s just you in the car and the instructor in your ear!

2024 Dates*

  • September 21, 2024
  • September 22, 2024

This experience has limited space and only select dates to choose from.

*Dates are subject to change 


  • High speed laps around Iowa Speedway's 7/8-mile paved oval.
  • Take control of a 500+ horsepower race car.
  • Learn to race from veteran racing professionals.
  • You'll be driving the racecar by yourself. No instructor riding shotgun.
  • Feed your need for speed!

Location:  Newton, Ohio, a short drive from Des Moines. VIEW MAP

The Cars:

  • You'll be driving real NASCAR race cars that have raced in competions with top NASCAR teams including Chevrolet Monte Carlos, Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Chargers, Toyota Camrys, and Ford Fusions. Amongst them you will find cars from Joe Gibbs Racing, Dale Earnhardt Inc., Hendrick Motorsports, Roush and others.
  • All of the race cars are equipped with standard transmissions. If you need assistance operating a standard vehicle the pit crews will help you exit the pit area and get to speed quickly.
  • The steel bodied race cars are stable at speeds over 150mph and more. The chassis, combined with a 500 hp GM crate motor, will have you breathless as the car rockets off the corner.

How fast will I be able to go?

  • Real fast! (The speeds will vary according to a driver’s individual performance).

Need to know:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to drive and have a valid driver’s license.
  • All participants are provided with a driver’s suit, a HANS Device and a helmet with radio communication.
  • All Drivers and Riders must be able to climb through a 15” high by 28” wide window that sits 35” from the ground.
  • Minimum height requirement is 5′ tall.
  • Maximum height allowable is 6′ 4″.
  • Chest and waist cannot exceed 52".
  • This experience is weather dependent. In the event the experience is cancelled due to weather, your certificate will be rescheduled for a future date. No refunds can be issued.
  • Wear clothes that will be comfortable under the driver’s suit and closed toe shoes. The shoes you wear should allow you to feel the pedals through the sole. A tennis shoe or equivalent usually works best (no boots).
  • You are financially responsible for all damage caused to the car due to driver error. A Vehicle Protection Plan is available for $75.00, subject to a $1000.00 deductible. You can purchase optional insurance at the race car track on the day of your event. Due to the quality of the training and cars, damage is rare but you will be responsible for any damage to the racecar. 

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