10. Drive fast at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

Release your inner speed demon on one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR

Illustration by Ed Fotheringham

Frustrated with your stop-and-go commute? Get to Atlanta Motor Speedway and ride shotgun in a Richard Petty Driving Experience stock car. Feel the g-forces press you into your seat as you hit the bump on Turn One at speeds up to 165 miles per hour. Drift up the track on the back straightaway, terrifyingly close to the concrete wall. Your driver barely lets up on the accelerator for three evergreen laps around the 1.54-mile circuit. Smile and imagine you’re speeding home on a deserted Connector.

This article originally appeared in our April 2013 issue.