You can Drive a Race Car in Las Vegas, one more thing to check off the bucket list! There are two options at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, Drive the Race Car or Ride along with a professional Driver. Believe it or not the ride along is a lot more thrilling than You might think. These cars are real stock cars very similar to a race ready NASCAR race car. With 600 horsepower They have similar power to the NASCAR Nationwide series Car. You can drive up to 160 MPH which is even faster than it sounds. Although the experience will let you drive up to 160, very few can work up the nerve to go more than about 140 because 140 feels like 200. Take advantage of doing something You likely will not ever get another chance to do.