Day at the Track

Driver Orientation

Once all guests have arrived and registered, driver orientation begins. A Dale Jarrett Racing school instructor covers the hand signals used, how to enter and exit the track, driving a race car, finding your line, passing, drafting, and more. By the end of this session, you have everything you need to begin a safe race car driving experience, drive a race car and start an exciting racing adventure.

"My experience was unbelievable! The whole day was perfect."

Ken Kaiser

Driver Orientation Recap

Now that you are familiar with the proper driving lines and hand signals, the instructor will recap all of the safety features of the racecar. He will then demonstrate how to properly drive a race car, enter and exit the racecar. Finally he will then answer any questions you may still have. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question. We want to make sure you are completely comfortable with all of the information you have learned.

Suiting Up

Now off to fitting, where you will suit up in a Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure fire-retardant racing suit over your clothes. You're also fitted with a properly sized full face Bell helmet and Hans Device.

Climbing Into the Driver’s Seat

Once your racecar is ready and your gear properly adjusted, it’s time to climb into the driver’s seat. After a few pit-side photo shots by our on-staff photographer - who will have the photos available for purchase later in the day - our staff gets you strapped into a vehicle capable of 180 miles per hour. We ensure that you’re comfortable and correctly restrained in a 5-point harness and HANS safety device, and then you’re ready to race!

Racing the Track

Using a series of simple hand signals that you learned during orientation, the instructor guides you out onto the track and works with you on accelerating, braking, moving up and down the track, and finding your fastest line. Safe and secure, you’re free to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime thrill of driving an authentic NASCAR race car on a legendary Superspeedway. You draft and pass the other drivers, and as your confidence grows, the instructor’s guidance helps increase your speed with each lap.

With your loved ones on the sidelines watching you experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of a heart-pumping, white-knuckle race car drive, you focus on the track ahead while the roar of the engine drowns out every other thought. When you finally step out of the racecar to the cheers of your family, you feel like a kid again, and nothing can ever erase that memory. That’s “Full-Throttle Living.”

"I have not come down to Earth yet from my Talladega experience. Adjectives cannot express fully the fabulous time I had."

Bob Corray

“I am a former member of a Navy SEAL team and have jumped out of aircraft, driven high speed watercraft, dove all over the Pacific, blown things up and shot lots of cool weapons but NONE of those great times compared to going 160+ mph in one of your cars.”

Michael Newman

After Your Adventure

When the checkered flag waves, it’s back into the pits and out of your safety gear. Now you can stop by one of our trailers to purchase photos and DVDs of your racing experience shot by DJRA’s track photographer and our on-board video cameras. The best thing you’ll take away with you, though, is the memory of your once-in-a-lifetime adventure…unless, that is, you want to come back and do it all again.

“I bought my husband, dad, and brother 6 laps, and they are all on cloud 9! It was a wonderful experience for my whole family and we will definitely be back for more.”

Michelle Prater-Gates

“My ride experience was perfect and by far exceeded my expectations. My first words when I got out of the car were, “I want to do it again!!!!!!!”

Sherry L. Hill