Fred and Kendra Holliday captured the sixth edition of the CBS hit reality show "The Amazing Race" by traveling more than 40,000 miles spanning four continents and 24 cities.
On Thursday, the pair went on a shorter but faster trip this time around Daytona International Speedway's world famous 2.5-mile tri-oval in the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
The Hollidays, who reside in Miami, were at "The World Center of Racing" filming a segment for their upcoming television series "Florida Roadtrip," which is scheduled to air across the state on PBS in September. The show is featuring must-see attractions to visit throughout the state of Florida.
"It's absolutely one of the most exhilarating things I've ever done," Fred Holliday said. "Starting off down pit road, the road is 30 or 40 feet wide, but you go into the first turn like you're running down an alley at 160 mph. I can't imagine doing it 40 mph faster with cars on each side and in front of you and behind you. You get a new found respect for the guys that actually do this when you get out here and actually experience just a taste of it."
The Richard Petty Driving Experience runs through Oct. 8 and offers a wide-range of riding packages that put you on the legendary 2.5-mile tri-oval of "The World Center of Racing."
RPDE will also offer special twilight ride-along rides following the Pepsi 400 Weekend on Sunday, July 2 and Monday, July 3 (weather and schedule permitting). Race fans will be able ride shotgun with a professional driver for three laps under the lights around DIS for $149 plus tax.
Ride-Along packages can be purchased at the DAYTONA USA Guest Services or through 1-800-BE-PETTY. Schedule and prices subject to change, please check www.DAYTONAUSA.com or www.1800bepetty.com for up to date schedule and information.
Tickets for the June 29-July 1 Pepsi 400 Weekend are available online at http://www.racetickets.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.