At speeds of up to 140 mph, experience the same thrills that NASCAR drivers feel each time they cross the Granite Stripe driving a stock car around New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Beginning today through Sunday, the Richard Petty Driving Experience will offer three different programs at “The Magic Mile” for fans to get behind the wheel and step on the gas of a 600 horsepower racecar.

The Rookie Experience allows participants to take eight-laps around the 1.058-mile oval. The King’s Experience gives fans a higher level of confidence in their driving ability at higher speeds. This 18-lap program features two sessions, eight laps of rip roaring power and 10 laps of increased speed and excitement. Finally RPDE will offer the Experience of a Lifetime for those diehard racers. The 30-lap experience includes three driving segments with one-on-one feedback from the pit road instructor, as well as additional instruction from the on-track driving instructors.

Also this weekend, the school is offering the popular Ride-Along experience. This three-lap qualifying run allows the passenger to ride shotgun in a seat of a NASCAR race car driven by a professional instructor.

Fulfill your need for speed this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the Richard Petty Driving Experience. For more information or to sign up for an experience please visit

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will race at Infineon Raceway Sunday. The series first road course race of the 2011 season begins at 3 p.m. (ET) on TNT.

The IZOD IndyCar Series heads to Iowa Speedway for the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Coverage for the race begins Saturday at 8 p.m.(ET) on VERSUS.

There are only a few weeks left until the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 on July 14-17. Purchase your tickets now by calling the NHMS ticket hotline at (603) 783-4931 or by visiting