Dale Earnhardt Jr. burning up the Twitter-sphere, much to delight of fans

Leave a comment

It appears Dale Earnhardt Jr. is making up for lost time – not just in wins, but tweets.

Sunday’s Daytona 500 winner had held a Twitter account for the last two years but never made even one tweet until after winning the Great American Race four days ago.

Now, it’s like Earnhardt can’t be stopped. Dare say, he may have created a Twitter monster.

As of 9 pm ET on Thursday, Earnhardt had typed out 121 tweets. That’s an average of 30-plus a day since he got the tweeting bug (or does he perhaps have a ghost tweeter?).

Among his most recent tweets are one of his late father early in his career, as well as Junior touting a pair of patriotic socks (see below).

While we can understand he’s excited about winning the 500 for the second time in 10 years, how can Junior be squeezing in so many tweets when he’s made countless media appearances across the country the last three days?

Has he stopped sleeping so he can keep tweeting?

Regardless, it’s likely the Junior Nation is really enjoying not only the post-Daytona 500 win high, it’s also really diggin’ on Junior’s new-found hobby.

Which begs the question that can be applied to his win Sunday, his first win since 2012 and his new-found tweeting proclivity: What took you so long, Junior?

Follow me @JerryBonkowski

F1 Paddock Pass: United States Grand Prix post-race (VIDEO)

Getty Images
Leave a comment

As Lewis Hamilton took another step towards his fourth Formula 1 World Championship Sunday at the United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas, plenty of other topics of discussion emerged in the wake of Round 17 of the season from Austin.

Hamilton’s win came as his Mercedes AMG Petronas team claimed its fourth consecutive Constructor’s Championship, Scuderia Ferrari came up short once again despite a valiant effort in second and third, and Max Verstappen’s penalty after the race was the major talking point.

Elsewhere Valtteri Bottas struggled again, the Sahara Force India twins continued to pick up points, Carlos Sainz Jr. made a major positive impact in his first start with Renault, Brendon Hartley impressed on debut at Toro Rosso and Romain Grosjean and Haas F1 Team endured a tough weekend on Haas’ home soil.

Check out all the recap from the latest USGP in the latest post-race edition of the NBC Sports Group original digital series Paddock Pass with NBCSN pit reporter and insider Will Buxton, below.