RICHARD PETTY DRIVING EXPERIENCE RACE IN ACTION AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY FRIDAY, MARCH 20

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Feb. 23, 2009) -- Fans who have wondered what it would be like to cruise around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in a race car will get the chance to do just that Friday, March 20 as part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along program.

The Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along experience will be available at Bristol Motor Speedway from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. March 20. Participants will be outfitted in a fire suit before taking to the concrete oval where they will get to ride around NASCAR’s most popular track for three laps.

A portion of the proceeds from the Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Alongs will benefit the Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

Anyone interested in participating should call 1-800-BEPETTY to register. Some walk-ups will be taken the day of the Ride-Alongs if sessions haven’t filled. Those who are pre-registered should arrive at garage entrance 30 minutes prior to session. Cost of the rides is $149 per person.