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NASCAR coming to I-Drive with new indoor kart racing attraction

by Banks Lee

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A new indoor high performance kart racing facility is set to open in near International Drive called I-Drive NASCAR.

The family-friendly entertainment complex will be opening on Dec. 19, located at 5228 Vanguard Street. It will feature kart racing, a bowling alley, gaming arcade, dine-in restaurant and corporate meeting space. The new business is part of AMP Group’s ongoing efforts to revitalize the north end of International Drive and will create approximately 150 jobs.

“This partnership with NASCAR represents a great win for the Orlando community,” said Alejandro Pezzini, Chief Operating Officer at AMP Group. “The strength and popularity of the NASCAR brand will ensure the success of I-Drive NASCAR for years to come.”

“NASCAR fans share a passion for fast cars and thrilling racing,” said Blake Davidson, vice president, Licensing and Consumer Products at NASCAR. “Together with AMP Group we’re excited to bring fans an experience we know they will enjoy, while at the same time introducing NASCAR to younger and more diverse audiences.”

The I-Drive NASCAR facility will feature a half-mile indoor track and environmentally friendly electric karts capable of safely reaching speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Individual racing experiences will begin at $22.

I-Drive NASCAR will have entertainment options for the entire family. Guests will be invited to bowl at the facility’s four-lane bowling café or visit an arcade complete with 60 state-of-the-art games. A full-service restaurant seats up to 80 patrons and will serve an American-style menu, while more than 5,000 square feet of meeting space will cater to corporate audiences.

AMP Group plans to build the blueprint for I-Drive NASCAR in Orlando before expanding to other U.S. markets. AMP Group’s recent ventures include the development of other International Drive properties including Orlando Crossings Mall and the first branch of the Brazilian National Bank (BB Americas) in Central Florida.

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