7 Amazing Blind People - #4
The Blind NASCAR Driver

2 NASCAR cars on racetrackMark Anthony Riccobono is blind.  At 5 years old he had only 1% of normal vision, and it continued to deteriorate.

Nevertheless, in January 2011 Mark achieved something many sighted people can only dream of - driving a Ford Escape solo around the NASCAR track at Daytona International Speedway!

Mark used two technologies to enable him to safely complete this mission.  First, DriveGrip, which is a pair of  gloves which send vibrations over the driver's knuckles to tell him how much to turn the wheel.  Second, SpeedStrip, which is a a cushion down the back and legs of the driver which tell him how much to accelerate.

7 Amazing Blind People

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