Need for speed: How to follow the #DAYTONA500

Thursday, 20 February 2014

The @NASCAR Sprint Cup Series kicks off its new season this Sunday on FOX at 1 p.m. ET, with the granddaddy of all races: the #DAYTONA500.

Racing fans will turn to Twitter to follow all of the action and enjoy access to everything behind the scenes at the historic Daytona International Speedway (@DISupdates). Start your engines by following @NASCAR and @NASCARONFOX; jump into the conversation by using #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500.

To get the full experience of the year’s biggest race, follow drivers such as six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson (@jimmiejohnson), the always-entertaining Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer), global superstar Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick), and 2012 champ Brad Keselowski (@keselowski). And keep an eye on 23-year-old rookie Austin Dillon (@austindillon3), who won the Coors Light Pole in the iconic No. 3 car and will lead the field to green on Sunday.

Follow @NASCAR drivers and teams on Twitter for the latest from #DAYTONA500.


Here’s a list of all of the NASCAR drivers to follow, and a few Tweets from drivers who are excited to begin the new season:

NASCAR teams will also give you great access throughout the race weekend. You can follow Hendrick Motorsports (@teamhendrick), Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing), Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) and Team Penske (@Team_Penske).

A host of celebrities will also be at the Daytona 500 — for example, Captain America’s Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans), rapper 50 Cent (@50cent), country music superstar Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline), Nina Dobrev of The Vampire Diaries (@ninadobrev), the Bachelor himself, Juan Pablo Galavis (@JuanPaGalavis), and musician Aloe Blacc (@aloeblacc). @50Cent will take over the @MensFitness handle from the track on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Finally, no one provides a look inside the garage better than @MissSprintCup — Brooke, Kim and Madison provide up-close access to drivers at every @NASCAR race.