Richard Petty Driving Experience and Kansas Speedway Announce Exclusive Partnership

Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE), the world leader in stock car ride and drive entertainment, and Kansas Speedway have entered into an expanded and exclusive relationship that will give racing enthusiasts and thrill seekers their choice of 50 days in 2011 during which they can get into a NASCAR race car on the 1.5 mile tri-oval.
As part of their agreement, RPDE will station cars, equipment and personnel in Kansas, making it the fourth base location for the company.  Headquartered next to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, NC, RPDE has other base locations at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Walt Disney World ® Speedway in Orlando, FL, which allows it to operate at more than 20 race tracks across the United States throughout the year.
“The time was right to expand our presence in the Midwest, generally, and at Kansas Speedway, specifically,” said Mike Bartelli, Chief Marketing Officer of Petty Holdings and Richard Petty Driving Experience.  “We’re proud that Pat Warren and his team have selected RPDE to be the exclusive stock car ride or drive experience at Kansas Speedway.”
“At Kansas Speedway, we provide the best guest experience in motorsports and Richard Petty Driving Experience provides a great experience for their customers as well,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “We look forward to working exclusively with RPDE as they provide ride and drive experiences at Kansas Speedway.”
RPDE’s first 2011 dates at Kansas Speedway will be April 29th – May 1st.  For RPDE’s complete 2011 Kansas Speedway schedule or to book your driving experience, visit www.DrivePetty.com/race-tracks/kansas-speedway or call 1-800-237-3889.

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 visit www.drivepetty.com 

About Kansas Speedway
Kansas Speedway is the premier motorsports facility in the Midwest and annually hosts all of NASCAR’s national series, including two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events. Tickets for all of Kansas Speedway’s events are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling 866.460.RACE (7223) or online at www.kansasspeedway.com.

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