NOTES & QUOTES - DAY TWO Lonely no more: On Sunday the participants of the Sprint / Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America traveled 511 miles through California and Nevada on a stretch of highway often referred to as "The Loneliest Highway in ...
NOTES & QUOTES - DAY TWO
Lonely no more:
On Sunday the participants of the Sprint / Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America traveled 511 miles through California and Nevada on a stretch of highway often referred to as "The Loneliest Highway in America". The name is fitting since the group traveled without event founder and leader, Kyle Petty. After finishing 22nd in the Dodge / Save Mart 350 at Sears Point Raceway, Petty hopped a plane for Elko, Nevada where he will lead the group through Utah into Grand Junction, Colorado Petty on joining the Ride" "It is always tough to miss the first day of the Ride because we have to race because everyone is just so excited about leaving and you don't want to miss a minute of anything that is going on. By the time I arrive on Sunday night, I think that the group is even more excited because they have had a great day, a great time riding with one another and then you are just ready for Monday morning to get here and get on the road."
The Three Amigos:
Joining Petty for the Charity Ride Across America are fellow NASCAR Winston Cup drivers and friends Steve Park and Ken Schrader. Both Park and Schrader flew into Elko, Nevada with Petty after the Winston Cup event at Sonoma. Petty, Park and Schrader were greeted in Nevada by former NASCAR drivers Richard Petty and Harry Gant as well as NASCAR Busch Series competitor, Tim Fedewa.
You will no longer need a motorcycle to join the riders of the Sprint / Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America as they head east from California to North Carolina. With the launch of the newly redesigned www.kylepettycharityride.com <http://www.kylepettycharityride.com> in conjunction with the start of the ride on Sunday morning, June 24th, visitors are now able to log on and follow the events almost as quickly as they happen.
** The national charity for the 2001 Sprint / Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is the Victory Junction Gang Camp. Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty, the Camp will serve as a retreat for children with chronic or life threatening illnesses and will be in honor of their son, Adam Petty. The Camp, the seventh in a network of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camps, founded for Kids by Paul Newman, is scheduled to open in Summer 2004 in Randleman, NC. Since its formation in 1995, For more information on participating in or making a contribution to the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America and many other programs of support, log on to www.kylepettycharityride.com <http://www.kylepettycharityride.com> or contact the Winston Cup Racing Wives Auxiliary at 5700 Concord Parkway South, Concord, NC, 28027, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> , or call 704.455.9299.