Social media has rapidly become a go-to for all things, racing included. Fans can interact with their favorite drivers and broadcasters and often see a different side of people that doesn’t come across on television. Here are just a few of the fabulous racing-related Twitter feeds fans can follow to get a glimpse inside the world of racing and the heads of the people in it. A few of them might surprise you in their honesty and humor. And speaking of Twitter, don’t forget to follow along with me (@Writer_Amy)!
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1. Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson)
Think you know Six-Time? Think he’s mild as milquetoast? You might want to think again. Johnson, who’s unfailingly polite and well-spoken on camera, shows a different side of himself on his feed, sharing his personal life but also trading sarcastic barbs with fans who get on his nerves. From sending a middle finger emoji to the haters to having some fun with his friends, Johnson is much more himself on his page than he often is on television, where the airtime belongs to his sponsors.
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) May 30, 2016
Come on now, don't blame the dog… Everyone does it. https://t.co/ZAXYHc7SKb
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) April 24, 2016
2. Landon Cassill (@landoncassill)
Cassill is outgoing, engaging and pretty all-around hilarious. And he likes his car number—a lot.
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 19, 2016
38, nice pic.twitter.com/u6mVSuxX1G
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 20, 2016
— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 16, 2016
3. DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick)
Got racing questions? DeLana chats with fans almost every Sunday before the Cup races. Her posts range from serious to far from it, and she’s not afraid to speak her mind on anything from racing to parenting Keelan.
— DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick) June 14, 2016
Stay humble and kind… It's doesn't cost a dime to be kind! ? https://t.co/kbwepWbQSl
— DeLana Harvick (@DeLanaHarvick) June 12, 2016
4. Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart)
Stewart is… Stewart. And probably a little bit crazy. He’s not always a prolific poster, but it’s worth it when he does. You never know what you’ll get—but it’s always entertaining.
On my way to JD Byrider on Shadeland Ave in Indy. Got a little crazy working on the ranch before I left? pic.twitter.com/8DV4f7lE8P
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) June 2, 2016
I'm urging all of you that support me and defend me on here to not let it idiots get to you. They love the attention. Must need a hug ?
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) June 2, 2016
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) November 12, 2015
First pumpkin carved this year. I love Halloween pic.twitter.com/hMeziKdTmL
— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) October 14, 2015
5. John Force (@JohnForce_FC)
16-time NHRA Funny Car Champion John Force is one of those people who just says whatever’s on his mind—even if it doesn’t always make a lot of sense. And he Tweets just like he talks. No, really… How he fits that many thoughts into 140 characters is beyond me.
Leaving only got better Ducks crossing street Backed up traffic for two blocks I saved them Robert said I was nuts pic.twitter.com/I8RE71eFRo
— John Force (@JohnForce_FC) May 18, 2016
Brittany I love you Courtney has pts lead. Congrats to Hagan. Headed to Indy with team. Rahal wins Indy 500 in Budweiser Steak & Shake car.
— John Force (@JohnForce_FC) May 22, 2016
Brit your cat had 2 eyes before bed only 1 this morning. Hight said turn him around. Not funny. Twitter needs more words or it's over for me
— John Force (@JohnForce_FC) April 12, 2016
About the author
Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.
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