'Hell is freezing over': Tony Stewart officially starts tweeting
When Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined Twitter after winning the Daytona 500 earlier this year, that left only a handful of drivers in the NASCAR garage that were not officially on the popular social media website. Perhaps the biggest name not on Twitter was three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.
Although the handle @TonyStewart was created and verified by Twitter some time ago, 'Smoke' had never sent a tweet. Well, that all changed Friday afternoon.
Ok so here it is. I'm doing my part to combat global warming because now that I'm officially tweeting, hell is freezing over!— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) May 16, 2014
After sending his first tweet, Twitter blew up with drivers congratulating him and fans welcoming one of the most out-spoken drivers to the popular site. In just over an hour, Stewart's tweet have nearly 2,300 retweets and was favorited over 2,600 times.
Ok @TonyStewart is finally on twitter.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 16, 2014
.@TonyStewart : Stick around man, you'll like this place.— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) May 16, 2014
@TonyStewart What? You've decided to join the party? I thought you still had one of those flip phones?— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) May 16, 2014
@TonyStewart welcome— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 16, 2014