FORT WORTH, Texas (May 4, 2011) - Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage will once again embark on the annual Kyle Petty “Charity Ride Across America.” This year’s ride features a 1,818-mile, seven day journey along the East Coast as riders will begin Saturday in Lake Placid, N.Y., and will conclude their trip on Friday, May 13, in Amelia Island, Fla.
Gossage has become a fixture on the ride as he has participated in all but one of the charity rides since it began in 1995. This year Gossage will be joined by Petty, former Dallas Cowboys running back and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker and former NASCAR driver Geoff Bodine.
Gossage has participated in all but one of the charity rides since it began in 1995. Through the power of social networking fans can recap all the day’s travel, activities and highlights from the ride as Gossage will post updates on his ESPNDallas.com blog, as well on Texas Motor Speedway’s Facebook Fan Page and his personal Facebook page.