Daytona Winner Takes SF Victory Lap

Matt Kenseth is touring the City Thursday

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    Matt Kenseth celebrates after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., early Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    The winner of this year's Daytona 500 is taking a victory lap  around San Francisco today.
        Matt Kenseth, who won the prestigious NASCAR Sprint Cup series  race held in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Monday, is riding a motorized vintage  cable car across the Golden Gate Bridge and around the city this morning.

        The tour, also meant to publicize the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at  the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma in June, was scheduled to begin at Vista Point  on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge.     Kenseth then planned to travel across the bridge and head to  Fisherman's Grotto No. 9 at Fisherman's Wharf to crack some Dungeness crab,  before making a final stop for a sundae at the Ghirardelli Ice Cream &  Chocolate Shop.
        The tour is scheduled to end with a news conference and fan rally  at 11:30 a.m. in Ghirardelli Square.
        The event is open to the public, and fans who buy tickets to the  Toyota/Save Mart 350 -- the race being held at Infineon Raceway on June 24 --  will receive access to a preferred area and may get to ask Kenseth a  question.
        The news conference will be streamed live online at  www.ustream.tv/channel/infineon-raceway-stream.
        Kenseth won a wet and wild Daytona 500 that was postponed from  Sunday to Monday because of rain, then delayed again for hours Monday night  after driver Juan Pablo Montoya struck a dryer truck on the track, causing a  fiery explosion.