If I had a dollar for every story I've heard about someone who didn't know what to expect upon attending his or her first NASCAR race, only to leave the race track afterward thoroughly hooked on the sport after the checkered flag falls, I'd be a millionaire.
Face it, there is no other professional sport that compares to NASCAR for excitement, color, pageantry and the overwhelming attack on the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch.
Longtime NASCAR fans know what I'm saying. They get it. But folks that have never given NASCAR a chance or have previously ignored it because, for example, in their minds drivers can't be athletes, really don't know what they're missing.
Fortunately, NASCAR gains countless numbers of new fans every year to keep the sport popular, successful and self-sustaining.
If you're reading this, you're more than likely a NASCAR fan already. But what if a non-NASCAR friend of yours asked what is the lure of the sport to you? What would you say?
We'll give you a hand here, as we cite five reasons why non-NASCAR fans need to give the sport a shot.