These days, the news cycle never ends. People can drop an atomic bomb in the wee hours of the morning or oh so late in the evening.
That’s when the world of Twitter comes into play. The social media outlet is perfect for NASCAR news, no matter the time of day. It’s incredibly easy to follow, and best of all, it gives fans and drivers alike a better of understanding of how the sport operates.
However, people need to be careful about what personalities they follow on Twitter. Some pretend to be journalists. Others are just public relations managers who act as if they’re journalists, when, in reality, they’re just posting their PR stunts.
This is exactly why it’s important to know who to follow for news. It’s not only news, though — it’s also personalities and knowing who is well-sourced within the garage. Do you really want to follow someone who will yell at you from their computer?
With that, here are a few faces in the NASCAR realm you must follow.
Stern is the NASCAR reporter for Sports Business Journal, one of the top outlets in the nation. His in-depth reporting is rarely seen in NASCAR, so he’s certainly the top person to follow. Stern often tweets breaking news (and if it’s not his own, he sources the other journalists, such as when Frontstretch breaks news). His feed is full of great news about the sport, and he is seldom incorrect.
➖GoFas and SHR deepening ties could position LaJoie well on multiple fronts.
— Adam Stern (@A_S12) October 21, 2019
Frontstretch’s own Dustin Albino is a great follow. Albino showcases his true, unfiltered personality on Twitter, something rare in the filtered world of NASCAR reporters. He constantly tweets his own news, exclusive interviews, podcasts and interacts with more drivers than you can imagine. To top it off, he always finds statistics that few reporters are even capable of finding, making him one to watch in the future of NASCAR journalism.
Found it interesting that not one of the cars that started inside the top 10 today finished there.
Can't remember the last time that's happened, but it's been a while.
— Dustin Albino (@DustinAlbino) October 20, 2019
Good ol’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a hoot on Twitter. The semi-retired racer and current NBC analyst always interacts with fans, giving them insights about the racing realm, which they probably wouldn’t have known until he shares his crazy stories. The guy has been in the NASCAR garage for decades, and his appreciation for the history of NASCAR is second to none.
Someone needs to recreate this photo of Dega VL pic.twitter.com/6RRA5r0KzB
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) October 12, 2019
No one deals with more questions from curious NASCAR fans than Bob Pockrass. The NASCAR on FOX reporter deserves more credit than he gets. He is never afraid to answer people who might ask something rather silly, and he does it with a great sense of humor. It all comes with the job, right? Pockrass also covers things that no one else does, such as this DC Solar case.
Interesting: Signed plea agreement of contractor/electrician who pled guilty in DC Solar case states husband/wife who owned company (not named but assume Carpoffs) told him in Oct 2018 they were interested in buying citizenship from country where they couldn't be extradited (1/3)
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) October 23, 2019
No NASCAR team owner is as open about their team as Bob Leavine, owner of Leavine Family Racing. He discusses everything from the business of owning a charter to teasing people about his squad’s partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing. Even when the team made an unpopular move to release Matt DiBenedetto, it didn’t stop Leavine from having some fun on social media.
— Bob Leavine (@BLeavine) October 20, 2019