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Sunday, October 3, 2010

You can join Kyle Petty on his latest charity ride

Kyle Petty is known as much for his charity as he is for his racing career and broadcasting, and his latest endeavor is about to kick off this month.

In tribute to his late friend Click Baldwin, Petty will hit the road and raise money for his Victory Junction camp on October 17 through the 8th Annual Ride to Victory. Riders will leave from zMAX Dragway and parade through Victory Junction. An added bonus comes at the end of the day, with the “Kyle Petty & Friends: A Songwriters’ Jam,” which will be held at Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms.

The concert will include performances by country music singers Mark Collie, Billy Montana and Rafe Van Hoy. Kyle, who once released a few songs of his own, will be accompanied by violinist Jimmy Edmonds for a performance of his own.

Victory Junction is perhaps the best-known charity in NASCAR, and was the idea of Kyle’s late son Adam. The camp facility serves children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, and is supported completely by donations.

“I always look forward to the Ride to Victory. It’s a fun day ride with new riders joining every year. Getting to show people Camp for the first time is always special,” said Kyle Petty. “This year we’re adding music! We’ll end with a ‘jam’ at my farm. Riding and music together, along with helping Camp; it doesn’t get any better.”

The one-day motorcycle ride lets fans ride across North Carolina with celebrities and help a good cause. The cost for both the day’s ride and the evening jam is $40 before the event, or $50 on the day of the event. Tickets for the Songwriters’ Jam alone are $20 and may also be purchased at 704-714-4545. Tickets at the gate are $25.

For more information or to pre-register, visit or call 704-714-4545.

Each participating fan will receive a commemorative pin, decal, and a Ride to Victory VIII T-shirt.

Win a Roush Yates Engine
Would you like a Roush Yates engine? Here’s your chance to get one, and all you need is a raffle ticket. Tickets went on sale starting Friday, October 1st and can be purchased at for just $5 each.

Proceeds from the engine raffle will give Davison Day School the funds to expand their Media Center, allowing more computers for more kids. The Sprint 360 engine will be raffled off at the upcoming International Motorsports Industry Show.

"I am excited to announce that Roush Yates will be raffling off an engine to raise money for Davidson Day School," said Doug Yates, CEO of Roush Yates Engines. "This is a great opportunity to use our knowledge and skills to give back to the kids in our community. Our Sprint 360 program is top-notch, and whoever wins this engine will not be disappointed."

Five dollar raffle tickets can be purchased at The drawing will be held at 3pm on Friday, December 3rd at the International Motorsports Industry Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Everyone must be 18 years old to enter and you do not have to be present to win.

NASCAR video game coming
Those of who are into video games will be happy to hear the announcement that February 2011 will see the release of “NASCAR The Game 2011 for Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and Wii.

Players can battle it out for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and 22 real tracks will be presented. Also, multiplayer modes will allow you to compete online.

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