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Blind man tackles the road course at Daytona on his own

by Jeff Glucker (RSS feed) on Jan 31st, 2011 at 4:00PM

Mark Riccobono's blind lap of Daytona – Click above for high-res image gallery Another year, another Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona champion. Something interesting happened before the prototypes took to the track, though, when a Ford Escape Hybrid took on the 1.5-mile road course. The driver, Mark Anthony Riccobono, didn't break any speed records... but he did successfully maneuver the Escape without the help of a very crucial driving aid – vision. Riccobono is blind, and with the help of non-visual technology, he completed the Daytona road course. Beyond simply making lefts and... Read More

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