Ep. 182: Kyle Petty on his 25th annual Charity Ride


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On the eve of his annual charity ride, the NASCAR on NBC analyst discusses how his dry run went for the longest route in the ride's history (1:30); why you can’t just Google a map for the ride (2:30); why this year's ride feels a lot like the first year (5:00); reflecting on last year’s scenic route through the Northeast (6:00); the necessity for more highways and fewer two-lane roads (8:00); what became of Kyle’s Fairbanks, Alaska, idea (10:00); how his young son, Overton, experienced cross-country travel (11:00); some fun stops on the 2019 ride, including Glenwood Springs, Colorado (13:00); and Kyle’s favorite: Childress, Texas (15:30); the amazing level of hospitality for the riders (17:00); when the ride leaves KP behind and when it brings out the schoolkids (19:30); funny stories from when the ride hasn’t been on schedule (22:00); the logistics for Kyle’s wife, Morgan, of organizing the ride and everything it entails (23:00); this year’s celebrity rider lineup (26:15); the legacy of raising $16 million with some corporate help (28:30); being sentimental about the milestone and remembering those who are gone (29:30); how long Kyle plans to ride (31:30); On the Coffee with Kyle series (33:00); why Kyle thinks it’s important to document NASCAR history (35:00); NASCAR America’s new MotorMouths show (38:00); the 2019 season and shift in thinking about 1.5-mile tracks (40:30); the state of Kyle Petty’s music career (43:00)

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