How to Avoid NASCAR Blindness? Watch the Daytona 500.

Want to avoid NASCAR blindness?  Watch the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 15. 

Get over whatever negative perception you have about the sport - give it at least one shot.  And if you've never been to a race (I'm guessing very few of my readers have), trust me when I tell you it is one of the most remarkable experiences you can imagine.

Daytona 500

While NASCAR may be 60 years old, its attitude is that of a young gun.  Drama, danger, speed – it all adds up to America’s biggest spectator sport.  It is NOT a bunch of good ole’ boys driving in circles.  Races are won on pit strategies, car "set-ups," alliances, and nerves of steel.  The story arc that unfolds over the course of a four-hour race is riveting.

So on Sunday afternoon, put down your latte, keep the luxury SUV in the heated garage and skip yoga class.  Buckle up ... it's a wild ride.