Happy birthday, Twitter: Remembering NASCAR drivers’ first tweets
As Twitter celebrates its eighth birthday, we at Shake and Bake have gone through and found the first tweets sent by some of the sport’s most active drivers.
Take a look at how it all began for some of NASCAR’s best:
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— Jamie McMurray (@jamiemcmurray) January 11, 2010
Thanks for following! Follow my website too at http://twitter.com/keselowskiweb. See you at the track.
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 22, 2009
hanging out at the Coca Cola 600
— Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) May 24, 2009
making first tweet!
— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) July 21, 2009
excited to do some sprint car racing tonight at eldora speedway in ohio
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) July 17, 2009
my 1sh tweet didnt work this morning. sorry! i am a rookie at this. on track all day and going to nyc tomorrow!
— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) May 17, 2009
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) September 15, 2009
Welcome to my Twitter. As soon as someone shows me how to use this damn thing I'll introduce you to my Library of worthless information. Ha!
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) March 9, 2012
Hello… Hello… Hello? How does this thing work?
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) February 6, 2010
ok, ok, i give. I am going to TRY twitter…..looking forward to getting back to the racetrack, INDY is a huge race, i cant wait!
— Matt Kenseth (@mattkenseth) July 28, 2011
just set up a new twitter account. i will now be tweeting over here.
— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 4, 2011
Welcome to the official JeffGordon.com Twitter page!
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) June 24, 2009
Hey everyone it's Kurt Busch here. Testing the Pro Stock today to get ready for the Gainesville Nationals in March.
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) February 9, 2011
Kentucky's called the bluegrass state but all I see is greengrass and cows.
— Aric Almirola (@aric_almirola) July 16, 2009
Trying to figure out twitter
— AJ Allmendinger (@AJDinger) May 19, 2009
I'm back! Please let us know if you're having any problems. Give me a little time to get set up too.
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) March 16, 2011
Hey! I'm just learning how to use twitter, so I'll keep you posted
— Brian Vickers (@BrianLVickers) June 16, 2009
New season, new team… why not try out Twitter too? Here goes nothing…
— Martin Truex Jr. (@MartinTruex_Jr) January 30, 2010
Of course, how could we forget what is possibly the most popular first tweet of any driver:
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 24, 2014
If you’re interested in finding your first tweet, head over to: https://discover.twitter.com/first-tweet