Brendan Gaughan Dives with the Sharks at Newport Aquarium

Kentucky Speedway Media Alert


Kentucky Speedway’s NASCAR XFINITY Series Media Day with Brendan Gaughan, driver of the No. 62 South Point Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet and certified SCUBA Divemaster. Brendan will dive with the sharks at Newport Aquarium with an educational message on teamwork to elementary school children from the Milford School District.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Newport Aquarium – Shark Ray Bay Theater

1 Aquarium Way Newport, Kentucky 41071


12:30 p.m. – Media arrival  

12:45 p.m. – Media event: Brendan Gaughan “Dives with the Sharks at Newport Aquarium”

Brendan Gaughan will be available for interviews following the dive.

Further Information:

Gaughan has 10 victories overall across NASCAR’s three national series. He posted two wins in the XFINITY Series in 2014 including the 300 at Kentucky Speedway. In his 14-year Camping World Truck Series career he scored eight series victories. Eight years ago, Brendan took up diving and is now a divemaster for Lake Norman SCUBA in Mooresville, NC. He has made over 500 logged dives and has spent almost 1,000 hours underwater.  

Newport Aquarium Contact:

Jennifer Tan, 859-815-1432 (direct) / 513-380-0625 /

Kentucky Speedway Contacts:

Tim Bray, 859-578-2694 (office) / 859-991-1005 (mobile) /

Len Glockner, 859-567-2329 (office) / 606-922-3244 (mobile) /

Ashley Shirley, 859-578-2360 (office) / (513) 703-0003 (mobile) /