Kenseth Visits Coast Guard Base
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth visited with members of the U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.
The visit on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks offered Kenseth the opportunity to learn more about the Coast Guard and actually pilot a pair of Coast Guard vessels.
The 2012 Daytona 500 winner and 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion spent the day on the base – the busiest and most active in the U.S. Coast Guard. Kenseth had lunch with the crew; participating in a question-and-answer session with Coast Guard personnel; going out to sea aboard the USCGC Diamondback where he drove the boat, led a man overboard simulation, participated in maneuvers, went out in the “Small Boat,” which he also drove, before being part of an at-sea transfer to a Fast Boat.
“The day was great,” Kenseth said. “It was neat to learn more about the Coast Guard. I really enjoyed getting to see the machines, and getting to know the people behind the boats and equipment.”