Record-Raising Year for Kyle Petty's Charity Ride Across America

An astounding annual ride raised an equally stunning amount of money for an incredible cause. The 2017 edition of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America raised $1.3 million dollars.

Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, 2017 saw most funds raised in a single year since 2008. Funds raised directly benefit Victory Junction – a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Since the Ride’s inception in 1995, more than 8,085 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families.

Here’s the feel-good part of this story, thanks to the ride 100 kids will be sent to summer camp at Victory Junction.


True bikers - An all-weather ride!

On May 13, former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty embarked on a 2,400-mile cross-country route, leading 200 bikers from Portland, Oregon, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, covering eight states in seven days.

The Ride featured several celebrity riders from the NASCAR community, including: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven time champion Richard Petty, NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, Hershel McGriff, NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, Former NFL great and ESPN’s 2016 Coaches Poll greatest college football player of all time, Herschel Walker, Heisman Trophy winner (1980) and Super Bowl champion (XXII) George Rogers, NBC Sports NASCAR personality Rick Allen, and Harley-Davidson Museum president, Bill Davidson, whose great grandfather founded the company.


Just one of the welcomes the ride enjoyed

Clutch and Chrome spoke to Kyle Petty about his ride on our podcast.

Since 1995, more than 8,175 riders have logged more than 11.9 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised $18 million for Victory Junction and other children’s charities. Victory Junction has served as the Ride’s primary beneficiary since its establishment by Petty and his family in 2004 in honor of his late son, Adam.


Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty takes time to talk with everyone in the welcoming crowds

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