This was Adams first charity that he became involved in, Richard petty said. So after his accident we wanted to carry it on. It started as giving some land for the camp and it went from there.
The motorcycle riders, who drove through the hamlet of Ticonderoga and stopped for lunch at Fort Ticonderoga, are en route from Maine to the North Carolina camp, where they will meet ailing children.
Along the way they are collecting donations for the charity.
Richard Petty retired in 1992, but stays close to the action. Although hes never tempted to take a ride on the track for old times sake, he admits he misses the competition.
I miss it very much, he said, noting his time has come and gone.
Each generation is different, Petty said of NASCAR racing. My generation was different from my fathers and Kyles is different from mine.
Now in its 13th year, the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has logged more than 45,000 miles, encompassed more than 5,350 riders and donated more than $9 million to charity.
The incredible support from our dedicated fans, sponsors and riders have made the Ride what it is today, said Kyle Petty. After 12 years, my wife Pattie and I are still amazed by the individuals across the nation whose generosity touches the lives of deserving children and their families.
Fans can follow the ride virtually on www.chick-fil-akylepettycharityride.com. Kyles Virtual Ride will offer video footage in addition to audio journal entries and interviews, photos and Kyles daily journal, all of which share the days adventures on the road.