Fans looking to get out of the grandstands and truly experience the raw speed and power of a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car on Atlanta Motor Speedway's 1.54-mile surface can do so this summer with a special offer from Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE).

Beginning now, RPDE will offer high-speed three-lap Race Rides for $59 ($109 value) with each ticket purchased to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Sept. 1. This discount, a $50 discount over the regular rate, is also available to customers that have already purchased AdvoCare 500 tickets.

Race Rides purchased through this special offer will take place on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Fans will ride shotgun for three thrilling laps in a 600-horsepower NASCAR race car as they experience Atlanta Motor Speedway first-hand leading into the AdvoCare 500 race weekend.

Those looking to purchase this discounted Race Ride will need to obtain a voucher number through the AMS Ticket Office prior to purchasing their rides from RPDE.

Richard Petty Driving Experience offers real-life NASCAR racing thrills, putting customers as close to being in the race as they will ever get. Programs include eight to 50-lap driving experiences where participants have the chance to climb behind the wheel and experience the feel of a 600-horsepower stock car. Riding shotgun with one of RPDE's professional driving instructors for three high-speed laps is also an option.

Couple the hands-on experience of riding shotgun in a 600-horsepower stock car with the high-banks and lightning-quick speeds of the 1.54-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway, where many of racing's greatest moments have taken place, and it is easy to see why this deal is a must for the racing fan looking to get as close as they can, right inside a NASCAR stock car!

To reserve this special Race Ride promotion, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX. To learn more about Richard Petty Driving Experience drive and ride programs visit www.drivepetty.com or call 1 (800) 237-3889.

AdvoCare 500 tickets are on sale now and adult tickets start at just $39. Student tickets cost just $19. Other specials are available while they last. For more information, visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com or call the AMS Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX or (770) 946-4211.