NASCAR'S Kyle Petty will bring his annual Charity Ride Across America through Missoula this Sunday, May 14.

The Charity Ride raises funds and awareness for Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. So far, nearly 8,000 children have attended Victory Junction at no cost to their families. Last year alone, the ride raised more than one million dollars! This year, Kyle Petty will lead 200 bikers across eight states in seven days, making their way to Milwaukee.

Celebrity riders this year include NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison, Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL great Herschel Walker and NBC Sports NASCAR personalities Rick Allen and Rutledge Wood.

You fans are encouraged to come support the cause and greet riders as they visit Grizzly Harley Davidson in Missoula. You’ll have a chance to purchase memorabilia and/or contribute. The Ride’s itinerary has them leaving Walla Walla, Washington the morning of May 14 and arriving in Missoula sometime that afternoon. Next stop: Cody, Wyoming, May 15.

You can contact the folks at Grizzly Harley Davidson for more details. And remember, if mom is a NASCAR fan, it's Mother's Day! :-)

DB