I'm standing behind a short chain-link fence at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., when my friend Paul yells in my ear. "All five senses!" he shouts. "What?" I reply, barely able to hear him over the intermittent roar of stock cars passing in front of us. "It's the only sport that arouses all five senses!" he yells, and he's right. I can't escape the sight of the cars' shimmering paint schemes, the deafening sounds of their engines, the stink of melting tires, or the rattling of the grandstands. And taste? Cold beer from a can. This is NASCAR, after all.
NASCAR goes upscale. Good article - it's in the latest Business Week.
I am one of those upscale folks that enjoys watching racing. It is amazing how people can have the freakiest hobbies and bring some trace of it to work with them and it doesn't affect their image or reputation. Try putting a die-case race car on your cubicle. Suddenly your perceived IQ drops 25 points.
This is a good racing weekend, too. NASCAR is in Daytona Friday and Saturday night and F1 is at Indy.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.