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Stock Car Racing Experience, Chicagoland Speedway

This is your chance to drive a highly tuned stock car. You’ll feel the synergy of man and machine as your 500 horsepower V8 engine propels you around Chicagoland Speedway at speeds up to 150mph. You can drive like the NASCAR pros do.
Where: Joliet, Illinois
Age restriction: Minimum age for participation - 18 years
Price for: 1 Participant
Picture of Taste of Speed - 3 laps Chicagoland Speedway
Taste of Speed - 3 laps Chicagoland Speedway
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Picture of The Qualifier - 6  laps Chicagoland Speedway
The Qualifier - 6 laps Chicagoland Speedway
Slide behind the wheel of a race primed stock car for some high octane, adrenaline-fueled fun at Chicagoland Speedway. See for yourself the speed and power that these machines bring to the table. Strap in, buckle up, and hang on for the ride of your life!
Picture of The Shootout - 10  laps Chicagoland Speedway
The Shootout - 10 laps Chicagoland Speedway
The “Shootout” experience is so much more than any entry level experience. You drive for 10 laps of intense racing!


Check this high-speed stock car racing experience off your bucket list!

This is the perfect gift for the NASCAR fan in your life. Make their dream a reality at Chicagoland Speedway with a genuine stock car racing experience.

Challenge your skills and your nerve as you push the car and yourself to the limit on the high-banked turns of the oval at Chicagoland Speedway.

No racing experience is required!

During a classroom session with a racing school instructor you’ll get the racing theory and important track knowledge you need to keep the pedal on the floor. You’ll get suited up in a fire-retardant driving suit over your clothes and a full-face helmet.

Then comes the exciting part! You’ll climb through the window into the driver’s seat, get buckled in, and connect your radio. You’ll hear your instructor while you’re on the track. They will give you advice on changing gears and braking points the whole way through.

With your loved ones on the sidelines watching you experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of an adrenaline-fueled, heart-pumping, white-knuckle race car drive, you'll be focused on the track ahead while the roar of the engine drowns out every other thought.

2020 Dates*

  • May 30, 2020
  • May 31, 2020
  • September 12, 2020
  • September 13, 2020


*Dates are subject to change 


  • High speed laps around Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5 mile oval with 18 degree banking in turns.
  • You drive a 500+ horsepower stock car.
  • You’ll receive instruction from driving professionals.
  • Drive like you’ve never driven before.

The Cars

  • NASCAR Nationwide and Cup Style racecars that have been raced in competitions are used.
  • All of the stock cars are equipped with standard transmission. If you need help 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 up to 150mph and more.

  • The chassis, combined with a 500hp GM crate motor, will have you breathless as the car rockets off the corner.

How fast will I be able to go?

  • Real fast! Every student and track is different. The speeds will vary according to a driver’s individual performance.

Need to know:

  • To participate in the driving program, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.
  • All participants are provided with a driver’s suit, a helmet with one-way radio communication and a HANS Device.
  • All Drivers & Riders must have the ability to climb through a 15” high by 28” wide window that sits 35” from the ground.
  • Drivers must be at least 5′ tall. Maximum height is 6′ 4″. Chest and waist can be no bigger than 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 $60.00, 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.

Grab the wheel and prepare for the ride of your life as you race around the track. This stock car racing experience at Chicagoland Speedway is the perfect unique gift for every NASCAR fan!

This stock car racing experience takes place at Joliet, Illinois. VIEW MAP

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