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CONCORD, N.C. -- At the end of this month at Sonoma, Kasey Kahne will climb behind the wheel of his No. 5 Chevrolet SS with a Shark Week paint scheme.

To help commemorate the occasion -- and prepare to kick off Shark Week itself -- Kahne traveled to Miami to take part in some shark tagging for research purposes.

"We had a great day thanks to Great Clips, Discovery, Oceana and the University of Miami Shark Research team," Kahne said. "They made it all happen. They're very good at what they do, so it was fun to work with them and learn a lot about sharks."

In the above video, you can go behind the scenes of the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Kahne and crew were able to tag four sharks, one of which Discovery is keeping tabs on for a bit of a race.

Stay tuned for more on The Great Shark Race in the coming days -- and in the meantime, check out the video above.

GoPro footage and photography provided by Joaquin Anico/JA Photography