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RACE TO BEGIN IN PORTLAND

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A NASCAR racing star is in Portland to kick off a charity
motorcycle ride across the nation.

Racing champ Kyle Petty is leading 200 other riders on an 8-state, 2,400-mile
trip across the continent.

He’s doing the ride to raise money for Victory Junction – a camp in his home
state of North Carolina for terminally ill children.

Kyle is the son of Richard Petty, a NASCAR champion nicknamed “The King.”

This is 23rd time they’ve done the ride, but it is the first time they’ve started
in Portland. Petty says he and his co-riders are loving their stay in Oregon.

The ride is set to begin this Saturday morning at Manheim Portland Auto
Auction in Hayden Island. They plan to end eight days later in Milwaukie,
Wisconsin. (KATU-TV NEWS)

 

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel (October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007)

During his career, Knievel attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle
jumps between 1965 and 1980, and in 1974, a failed jump across Snake River
Canyon
in the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket. He suffered more than
433 bone fractures in his career, thereby earning an entry in the Guinness
Book of
World Records
as the survivor of "most bones broken in a lifetime".

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