Former NASCAR driver leads cross-country trek

CARLSBAD, Calif. - More than 100 motorcyclists are making their way across the country for a good cause.

The participants in former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty's Charity Ride took off from Carlsbad on Saturday morning. They are traveling 2,800 miles to Daytona Beach, Fla.

The charity was set up to help Petty realize the dream of his son, who died unexpectedly on a racetrack in 2000.  

"Kyle's son had a dream and this dream is coming to fruition because this ride helped to raise money and we've been doing it for 20 years," said NFL great Herschel Walker, one of the participants.

The ride benefits Victory Junction, a camp built for kids with chronic illnesses.

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