NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne Swims With Sharks for Shark Week 2015.
In an exclusive video clip via Us Weekly, Kahne is impressively even-keeled before scuba-diving with a pool of toothy behemoths.
His docile manner doesn’t seem to let up when he comes face-to-dorsal-fin with a variety of sharks; the race car driver is even seen petting one of the sea-dwellers with the same affection you’d expect one to give a beloved house cat.
Honestly, though, the sharks seem anything but ferocious in the clip as they swim serenely past Kahne and stop for the occasional pat on the fin. If I had known sharks could be this cute, I wouldn’t have had to sleep with the lights on for a week straight after my first viewing of Jaws. Kahne has a long-standing partnership with Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, and “will be racing the Shark Week-branded Great Clips Chevrolet SS car for the fourth time” when the festivities kick off on July 5.