Feb 24, 2013; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson poses with the Harley J. Earl Trophy after winning the 2013 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Twitter Tuesdays (NASCAR Style): Daytona

Welcome back to NASCAR everyone! We’re finally out of our hibernation and back to racing after this past weekend’s running of the 55th annual Daytona 500. Now, we all like to hear the drivers’ opinions on what they have to say about racing or any other various topics and there is no better way to do that than through the social networking giant Twitter, where almost all of the drivers have an account. What I will be doing is showcasing the best tweets of the past week from the drivers and providing some additional commentary on them. I hope this will encourage more of you fans to join Twitter or, if you already have one, at least catch you up on what you may have missed. So let’s delve into the best of Twitter this week, NASCAR style of course!


-Wallace was, of course, commenting on the terrible crash that happened in the Nationwide race at Daytona that left 28 fans injured. His sentiments were shared by many drivers, TV personalities, and fans alike.


-Many drivers were seen taking pictures with the famous rapper, 50 Cent, at the Daytona 500 and this one just happened to be with Truck Series driver Austin Dillon. 50 Cent was seen sitting atop Mark Martin’s pit box for most of the day and also shared a very awkward moment when he tried to kiss pit road reporter, Erin Andrews. Andrews dodged the attempt however.


-Harvick, and many other drivers who were caught up in the early wreck, were beyond frustrated as they never got a chance to flex their muscle. Well, I guess Harvick did when he won the Sprint Unlimited and his Budweiser Duel race earlier in the week, but he didn’t get a chance for the Daytona sweep.


-Long after winning his second Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, decided to do an impromptu, Daytona 500 version of the “Harlem Shake”, the dance sensation that has gone viral. Johnson is the one carrying the trophy, while Knaus is actually riding the dirt bike.


-A frustrated Hamlin apologized to Brad Keselowski for a failed push to try and win the race at the end because of his “genius” former teammate’s driving. Logano is, of course, teammates with Keselowski now. Here is Logano’s humorous response to Hamlin:


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