CONCORD – Kyle Petty’s Ride to Victory VIII will depart zMAX Dragway at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, on a charity ride with a pit stop at Pilot Flying J and a parade lap around Victory Junction, ending at Kyle and Pattie Petty’s Adaumont Farms in Trinity.

The ride leads up to “Kyle Petty & Friends: A Songwriters’ Jam,” which includes performances by country music singers and songwriters Mark Collie, Billy Montana and Rafe Van Hoy. Former NASCAR driver and racing analyst Kyle Petty will perform with them accompanied by violinist Jimmy Edmonds.

Registration takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday at zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Boulevard. Riders depart at 10 a.m., and the performers starts at 1:30 p.m.