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As reported last month on Look To The Stars, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty is to hit the road again for charity in the 15th annual Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America in May. And now he is using Facebook to gather support.

The Ride will depart Stevenson, Wash., on May 8, and travel east, making overnight stops in Richland, Wash.; Sun Valley, Idaho; Park City, Utah; Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Hays, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Batesville, Ark.; and Nashville, Tenn., before reaching Greensboro, N.C., on May 16. Funds raised will support the Victory Junction Gang, a year-round camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses, and other children’s charities.

Petty has now set up a page on Facebook that he is urging people to sign up for to lend their support for the ride, which is expected to attract thousands of people. Last year Petty raised over $40,000 with the ride, and he is hoping to top that in 2009.

“We want the communities the Ride visits to spread the word about our arrival and get excited about helping kids,” said Petty. “The Ride supports Victory Junction in North Carolina, and we’re building a second Victory Junction in Kansas City, Kan., so we need the support of communities across the country now more than ever. Every little bit helps. It’s all about making a difference in kids’ lives. The inaugural Challenge was a huge success, and we look forward to meeting new Dream Teams this year.”

To check out the Facebook page and lend your support, click here.

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