NASCAR Star Kicks Off 1,200 Mile Charity Ride In Maine
NASCAR winner, and the son of 7 time champion Richard, Kyle Petty will lead the 24th edition of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. This year, the ride kicks off in Portland!
The 2018 trek, which runs from Maine to North Carolina once again benefits the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Originating in 2004, the camp was started in memory of Petty’s son, Adam, who was killed in a crash during practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000.
According to their website, "Victory Junction is a medically safe, yet exhilarating camp, that challenges children who have a serious medical condition to try things they never imagined possible." On the grounds, kids can partake in activities from zip-lining, to bowling, and fishing and swimming.
Originally reported by USA Today, the celebrities on this year’s ride are Heisman Trophy winners Herschel Walker and George Rogers, Richard Petty, Harry Gant, Donnie Allison, Hershel McGriff, David Ragan and Ricky Craven.