Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ol' DW on Twitter

I'm on Twitter. Not much of a tweeter - just over 200 tweets since I signed up. However, I'm logged in most of the day. NASCAR stars and those associated with the industry is the main reason I follow. There are a bunch of very well known drivers and personalities who tweet. Well, I'm here to warn you or just inform ya - depending on your feelings - that Darrell Waltrip is now on Twitter. He's a natural - obviously someone in his PR dept set up his account and March 1 he started using it himself. Ol' Jaws has tweeted almost sixty times as I write this. Aaand, he's actually pretty informative, interesting and funny. Others I follow:

jamiemcmurray - recent winner of the Daytona 500 EGR #!
kaseykahne - the Bud driver that the Allstate girls were always chasing - RPM #9
Kylebusch - driver of JGR#18 - a polarizing driver the past several years
gbiffle - Greg Biffle, old school hard nosed driver for Roush Fenway #16
dennyhamlin - teammate of Kyle Busch, driver of JGR #11 - another Young Gun
SIRIUSXM128 - the NASCAR channel on Sirius XM Radio. It's where Choc Meyers posts his Hump Day Show and Tell pics on Wednesday
maxpapis - #13 Germain Racing - Italian F1, F3000, CART open wheel star
SamHornish - driver Penske #77, three time IndyCar champ - open wheel star
RyanNewman39 - Driver of Tony Stewart's #39 - his tweets are about half pr and half him
BrianLVickers - Red Bull Racing Team #83
KevinHarvick - driver #29 Richard Childress Racing, Earnhardt Sr.'s old car - also Kevin Harvick Racing which fields cars for the Nationwide Series and the Truck Series
DeLanaHarvick - Kevin's wife, listed owner of KHR. The interplay between her and hubby is quite entertaining.
Elliot_Sadler - #19 Richard Petty Motorsports driver
Kenny_Wallace - "The Herminator" - NNS driver, Speedtv color announcer, easily one of the most entertaining NASCAR tweeters out there, brother of Rusty and Mike, both NASCAR drivers
jpmontoya - Juan Pablo Montoya, #42 EGR - teammate of Jamie McMurray. Columbian open wheel star, F1 star, CART champion. His world wide appeal is why he has the most followers of anyone in NASCAR on Twitter. He's really into radio controlled model airplanes.
mw55 - Michael Waltrip, semi retired driver, owner MWR, NASCAR tv personality. NAPA and Best Western ads, need I say more? DW's younger brother
Bobby_Labonte - #71 for The Racer's Group/ Cup and Nationwide Champion
kylepetty - former driver, color announcer for NASCAR events, son of The King Richard Petty - great person to follow during a race - very insightful and smart.
HermieSadler - older brother of Elliot current tv color analyst
WendyVenturini - SpeedTV pit row reporter and analyst
JennaFryer - Yahoo Sports and AP writer who covers NASCAR - very good race tweets and writes great articles
ClairBLang - Sirius XM reporter/talk show host - doesn't tweet all that often

There are more - I haven't looked too hard as of late. Danica Patrick, for instance. Dale Jr. has been quoted that he doesn't feel like he wants to have a PR person do his tweeting for him, and he's not sure if he could devote the time to make his fans happy.

So, if you tweet and are a NASCAR fan (boy, I'll bet that's a small intersection of people who read this fairly regularly), this might be of some interest to you.

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