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.
@NASCARONFOX Having the #3 back on the track gave some great Karma 4 #88 Dale Jr. Tonight. Congrats Dale Jr. Your dad would B so proud.— Jennifer Sanchez (@RicksGirlJen) February 24, 2014
I can not keep up with my twitter feed right now! It's crazy! #JuniorNation— Holly :) (@Holla_99) February 24, 2014
National holiday alert: all JR fans off tomorrow due to high partying and no voices after his #500 win. #JRnation— Racing Life (@TurningLeft75) February 24, 2014
The congratulatory tweets also flowed from fellow drivers happy to see Earnhardt Jr. get back to victory lane.
I want to go outside, hunt ducks with wrangler jeans on, a diet Mtn Dew, grow a gingery beard an tattoo a freedom eagle on my chest #ForJr— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) 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.