#DAYTONA500, the “Great American Race" on Twitter

Friday, 20 February 2015

@NASCAR’s new season begins this Sunday with the 57th annual #DAYTONA500. You can watch it on FOX at 1 p.m. ET – and join the conversation in real time on Twitter.

When the green flag waves, be sure you’re following @NASCAR, @NASCARonFOX and @DISupdates for all the behind-the-scenes action, and jump into the conversation via #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500.

Throughout the weekend, NASCAR’s biggest stars will take you inside the garage and the season. Be sure to follow:

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr): last year’s DAYTONA 500 winner
  • Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick): reigning Sprint Cup champion
  • Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson): six-time champ

You can find and follow all of the NASCAR drivers like racing legend Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb), the always-candid Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) and driver of the No. 18 car, Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) on this Twitter list.

Fans can also get closer to the action by following these teams:

NASCAR will bring fans inside both the pre-race driver’s meeting and driver introductions with the Twitter Mirror. Check out @NASCAR on Sunday morning and early afternoon for direct access to some of the sport’s biggest names.

Additionally, fans who are not able to attend the race in Daytona will have a unique opportunity to leave their mark on the historic track at Daytona International Speedway (@DISupdates). On Saturday, @NASCAR will ask fans to tweet and mention their favorite driver using a unique hashtag. A few lucky fans will then be randomly selected to
have their Twitter handle added to the start/finish line – right alongside the signatures of all the fans in attendance.

The DAYTONA 500 will also see its share of celebrity attendees who may give you a peek into their time at the track.

Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 is sure to be a wild ride. Join the convo on Twitter!