Ride to Victory kicks off October 17

Ride to Victory Kicks Off Oct. 17 with a Lap on Lowe's Motor Speedway Join NASCAR Celebrities for a Motorcycle Ride to Benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 28, 2004) -- Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Richard Petty Driving ...

Ride to Victory Kicks Off Oct. 17 with a Lap on Lowe's Motor Speedway
Join NASCAR Celebrities for a Motorcycle Ride to Benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 28, 2004) -- Kyle Petty Charity Ride, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Victory Junction Gang Camp and NASCAR have joined forces for a charity motorcycle ride Charlotte race weekend to benefit the Victory Junction Gang Camp.

The one-day ride on Sunday, Oct. 17 -- the day following the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series' UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. -- will feature veteran NASCAR NEXTEL Cup driver Kyle Petty and other NASCAR celebrities. The "Ride to Victory II" will travel from Lowe's Motor Speedway to the Petty Museum in Randleman, N.C., where riders will have a "meet-and-greet" opportunity with legendary seven-time series champion Richard Petty as well as tour the museum. The ride will conclude at the Victory Junction Gang Camp with a tour of the facility, lunch and an auction.

"With the popularity of the annual Ride Across America, it was important for us to create smaller regional rides in an effort to give more people the opportunity to participate in our charity rides", said Kyle Petty, co-founder of the Victory Junction Gang Camp. "The camp opened on June 20 and is very special to us. We are always striving to raise additional funds. The Ride to Victory II is a great way to do that and Victory Junction is a perfect final destination for this ride."

The ride is $50 per person and includes a commemorative T-shirt, pin, goody bag and lunch at the camp. Pre-registration is taking place until the day of the event, and available either online at www.kylepettycharityride.com or by calling (704) 714-4545. Several NASCAR sponsors and licensees are sponsoring this year's Ride to Victory, including Coca-Cola, Checkered Flag, WinCraft and NASCAR Scene.

"The Charlotte race weekend will be an outstanding experience for race fans, with an important NASCAR Busch Series race and the midpoint race of the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup," said Mark Dyer, vice president of licensing and consumer products for NASCAR. "It is also a big weekend for Victory Junction Gang Camp as we will hold our third annual Charlotte on Track for Charity Walk on Saturday at Lowe's Motor Speedway and on Sunday, the Ride to Victory II from LMS to the Petty Museum, then to the camp. Riding with NASCAR celebrities, taking a tour of the Richard Petty Museum with seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty himself and getting a special tour of the Victory Junction Gang Camp ... what a way to top off a great NASCAR weekend in North Carolina."

Victory Junction Gang Camp, a Proud Charity of NASCAR, is a non-profit organization that provides camp sessions for children ages 7-15 with life-threatening illnesses. For more information or to make a donation to Victory Junction, visit www.victoryjunction.org or call (336) 398-9055.

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UPDATE: (2004-10-12) Bobby Labonte will now be participating in the event, in addition to Kyle Petty, Jeff Green and others.

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Series Charity , NASCAR
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Kyle Petty , Jeff Green , Richard Petty