NASCAR Races In To Help Bakersfield Non-Profit

A fast and furious fund raiser in Bakersfield Tuesday night, brought one of NASCAR's famous families to town.

Kyle Petty delighted hundreds of racing fans with an appearance at the 11th annual Voice of Inspiration event.

Charities are a big part of his life.

Petty started a camp for chronically ill children, after his son Adam died in a racing accident.

"You drive a little harder on Sunday, so you can keep your name in the limelight," said Petty.

"I can still make a little hay and help other people."

Petty also gives credit to local driver's Kevin Harvick and Casey Mears for helping him out.

"Kevin has donated thousands of dollars, and Casey is the same way," said Petty.

An auction raised more than $20,000 while organizers were hoping the total donations will top $50,000.