So many NASCAR drivers have mastered the fine art of social media. But it didn't happen overnight, as is evidenced by some of their very early, and often awesome, initial tweets. What follows are actual posts from actual drivers, as they first immersed themselves into the Twitters. We'll do several installments over the course of 2017.
Collecting wives like Sprint Cup trophies. #Se7enSpouses (He later corrected the typo)
Seven years ago today I married the most amazing women. #luckyman— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) December 11, 2011
Lots of questions here. For the sake of brevity, we’ll only ask one, which is: Why does Chad Knaus looks like Bond Girl?
Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 23, 2011
June 11, 2011 -- the day you learned that Jimmie Johnson wasn’t actually vanilla.
Why does morning wood get all of the attention? It must be because he is the first up everyday. Afternoon wood must feel slighted...— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) June 11, 2011
I KNEW IT. And here I thought he just always used words like “Excogitate” and “Verisimilitude” in post-race press conferences.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 10, 2014
His first #TBT, before he basically owned the hashtag title and deed.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 27, 2014
Hmmmm. Two years ago. Wonder if this’ll ever become, y’know, a thing.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 25, 2014
It’s OK fam we still love you and your pasty white thighs.
I've been wearing shorts a lot this summer, and my legs are still incredibly white. Jeez...— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 25, 2009
it feels good to know you guys read my twitter. i'm so thankful for 171 followers— landon cassill (@landoncassill) May 15, 2009
Not sure, but you’re probably Snapchatting it.
really, what IS happening to me?— landon cassill (@landoncassill) May 2, 2009
OK someone check on lonely Landon.
i miss you— landon cassill (@landoncassill) April 20, 2009
Early on, Harvick posted a tweet of a bull rampaging through a crowd, with the text “What I’m doing to the English language for the next 11 weeks.”
not to all cow chip throwers buy a frisbe.— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) September 5, 2009
These are difficult, if the track workers at Michigan International Speedway are any indication.
this rain is putting a damper on the ground hog hunt for tomorrow but it will happen soon.— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) August 9, 2009
Calling out DeLana’s snoring in one of his first tweets. Strong.
i have so many things on my mind i cant sleep.HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!couldnt listen to d snore so i came to write all my thoughts down.— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) July 29, 2009
And then doubling down on details. Our best guess is dear DeLana didn’t follow him at this point. Because Kevin is still alive.
not like a man snore its more like a well you know weak ass snore that you all say you dont have that sure sounds like a mini snore.— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) July 29, 2009
13 hours? Yeah, this was well before the kid.
After 13 hours of sleep, today was pretty productive. Had a great 5 lap practice in the Cup car.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) February 6, 2010
I’ll take “Tweets Not Favorited By Kyle Busch for $1,000, Alex.”
Admiring the grass in the Daytona infield. That stuff is nice.— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) July 2, 2010
When you want details and don’t want details at the same time.
3min on shake weight all I got. Whew— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) December 26, 2010
Can't beat @mw55
Technology is rough.
Hey Facebook fans... we're having trouble linking Joey's new Twitter account and the Facebook page. Can you guys... http://fb.me/NFuKsC35— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 12, 2011
Not that this isn’t riveting content Joey but could you please step it up a bit? Like you, we’re having trouble keeping our eyes open.
Just got back home my kitchen table just came in so ill be putting that together tonight— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 22, 2011
OK, nevermind. Napping now.
Just got back to the airport headed home— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) February 2, 2011