What’s scarier, driving at 200 miles per hour, or swimming in the ocean with sharks? NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne has done both, thanks to his partnership with Discovery Channel’s ever-popular Shark Week.
The driver, who will be racing the Shark Week-branded Great Clips Chevrolet SS car for the fourth time in Sunday, July 5’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway — the same day Shark Week 2015 kicks off! — was finally able to get some face time with the fearsome animals Discovery highlights each year.
NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne, who’s driving the Shark Week car at Daytona July 5, dives with sharks for Discovery Channel.
Watch Kahne, who just announced he and girlfriend, Sam Sheets, are expecting their first child together, scuba-dive with sharks in Us Weekly‘s exclusive clip.
“I’ve been able to drive the Shark Week car three different times,” he says. “[I’m] really looking forward to it again this year — and also finally actually getting to learn a little bit more about the sharks, swim with them, see what that’s like. I have no idea what it will be like down there!”
Well, he has some idea. “I’ve watched a lot of Shark Week shows over the years,” he admits. So it’ll only be “mildly terrifying!”
Shark Week kicks off July 5 at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery.
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