Race fans are invited to legendary Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco thisThursday, March 1, for a midday rally with Matt Kenseth, the winner of the 2012 Daytona 500.

Kenseth will come to San Francisco to celebrate with race fans and take a San Francisco Victory Tour, courtesy of Infineon Raceway and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. 

Kenseth's appearance in San Francisco also marks the Official Countdown to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend at Infineon Raceway, June 22-24.

The Victory Tour on March 1 will take place on a motorized vintage cable car and begin at Vista Point at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Kenseth will enjoy:

  • A scenic view from the North Vista Point before departing for a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • A stop to crack Dungeness crab at legendary Fisherman's Grotto No. 9 at Fisherman’s Wharf
  • A final stop at Ghirardelli Square and the chance to build a one-of-a-kind ‘Sundae, Sundae, Sundae’ at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, which will be available to race fans

Finally, Kenseth will take part in a press conference and fan rally that will be open to the public in the West Plaza at Ghirardelli Square.

Race fans who purchase a Total Access Package to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 (June 24) prior to March 1 will receive access to a preferred section at the fan rally and may have the opportunity to ask Kenseth a question. This is open to the first 50 fans who purchase the Total Access Package, which includes a Sunday reserved seat in the Turn 2 Earnhardt Terrace and a Pre-Race Pit & Track Pass for just $145. Call 800-870-RACE (7223) to speak with one of our race specialists to secure your NASCAR ticket, as well as preferred access to the fan rally with the Daytona 500 winner.

The Victory Tour will begin at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge (Vista Point) at approximately 10:45 a.m. (PT), and plans are to arrive at Ghirardelli Square at around 11:30 a.m. for the rally.

All race fans are encouraged to attend and give Kenseth a warm Northern California welcome. The event will also feature free sundaes (while supplies last) courtesy of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, ticket giveaways, event posters and a visit from the popular Infineon Raceway Girl Mariah. Be sure and get there early as space at the press conference will be limited.