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The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has named the course for its 20th Anniversary Ride. From Saturday, May 3, through Saturday, May 10, more than 175 riders will embark on the cross-country motorcycle trek, which begins in Carlsbad, Calif., and travels more than 2,800 miles before reaching Daytona Beach.
Founded by former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty, the ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp created to enrich the lives of children with chronic or life threatening illnesses.
This year NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty, NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth, former NASCAR driver and Bo-Dyn Olympic bobsled founder Geoff Bodine, NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, former NFL great Herschel Walker, Fox News contributor and former U.S. Rep. Col. Allen West, and co-host of History Channel's Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood plan to participate in all or part of the 20th Anniversary Ride.
In the past 10 years, more than 7,730 children with health issues that would typically prevent them from attending camp have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families.
To follow Kyle Petty and the riders live, visit www.facebook.com/KPCharityRide or on Twitter and Instagram, @KylePetty and @KPCharityRide.