Junior Nation, rejoice: Twitter explodes as Dale Jr. tweets after Daytona 500 win
Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans are a loyal bunch, and they've been hungry for a win. When he scored his second Daytona 500 victory, Junior Nation celebrated on social media. And in turn, No. 88 rewarded in the most appropriate of ways — coming through on his promise delivering his first tweet. And here's how it went down.
The congratulatory tweets also flowed from fellow drivers happy to see Earnhardt Jr. get back to victory lane.
Something that's always going to be awesome about seeing an Earnhardt win at Daytona. Hell yes!— JR Hildebrand (@JRHildebrand) February 24, 2014
Very cool to watch. Always cool seeing an Earnhardt win at Daytona. Well done to the whole Hendrick organization.— James Hinchcliffe (@Hinchtown) February 24, 2014
Congrats to Dale JR! Big race to win! Wish'd we made it to the end and finished where we deserved after battling all day but on 2 PHX.— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) February 24, 2014
In a sitdown interview with FOX Sports' Michael Waltrip, Earnhardt Jr. said if he won the Daytona 500 he may join Twitter. So, now that he has won will it happen?
"You better watch out, I might be tweeting in a minute," Earnhardt Jr. said. "I've got to get my password."
Keeping his promise, Dale Jr. sent his first tweet at 2:32 a.m. ET on Sunday - a selfie with the Daytona 500 trophy. Within 20 minutes, the tweet had nearly 1,800 retweets and nearly 2,000 favorites.