The Kyle Petty Charity Ride makes a pit stop at LVMS
Las Vegas Motor Speedway looked a little different Wednesday. Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his group of 125 motorcycle riders made a visit to LVMS Wednesday morning as they made their way through Nevada for the 27th anniversary of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker, NBC Sports lead race announcer Rick Allen, former NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader, and of course, the "The King" himself, Richard Petty, are participating in this year's charity ride and motored their way around the 1.5-mile superspeedway before pausing for a group photo.
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was started 28 years ago when NASCAR driver Kyle Petty wanted to combine his passion for helping others with his love of motorcycles. As a result, the charity ride has become one of the country's most successful and popular charity events. The annual motorcycle trek engages celebrities, ride sponsors, motorcycle enthusiasts, fans, and local communities to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction.
Since 1995, 8,875 riders have logged nearly 12.6 million cumulative motorcycle miles and raised over $20 million for Victory Junction and other children's charities.
The charity ride will now head to Cedar City, Utah, for its next stop before journeying through Moab and finally ending in Salt Lake City. If you're interested and want to see the complete list of daily pit stops, including exact times and locations for all fan events, please check out the Fan Event Schedule page.