NASCAR ex-driver and race commentator Kyle Petty and 100 other motorcyclists who leave Palm Springs on Saturday will finish their 2,150-mile Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America trek May 6 in Biloxi.
The charity ride, in its 22nd year, now raises money and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. It was founded by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son Adam.
Petty and his posse will roar into Biloxi about 3:15 p.m., and fans are encouraged to meet the riders at the gardens in front of Beau Rivage Resort & Casino on U.S. 90. There they can meet Petty and other celebrity riders and support the cause by buying memorabilia or donating to the Ride's program, "Small Change. Big Impact."
Several celebrities are joining this year's ride, including 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Hershel McGriff, NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, former NFL great Herschel Walker and NBC Sports NASCAR personality Rick Allen.
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Thanks to the money raised by the ride, more than 7,880 children have attended Victory Junction so far at no cost to their families.