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?
Webb and Tomac won the last four championships with two apiece in alternating years, but they were not one another’s primary rival for most of those seasons. On the average, however, the past four years show an incredible similarity with average points earned of 21.0 for Webb and 21.3 for Tomac. With five wins so far this season, Tomac (23 wins) leads Webb (19) in victories but Webb (43) edges Tomac (41) in podium finishes during this span.
Sexton still has a lot to say and after winning last week in Detroit, he is speaking up. The Supercross numbers are against him entering Seattle, however, because a points’ deficit this large after Round 10 has been erased only once. In 1983 David Bailey was 47 points behind Bob Hannah, and like Sexton he was also in third place. Bailey took the points’ lead with one race remaining.
The seven points Sexton was penalized last week for jumping in a red cross flag section in Detroit could prove extremely costly.
In fact, it has been a series of mistakes that has cost Sexton the most. In the last two weeks, he lost 10 points with a 10th-place finish to go with his penalty. Erase those, and all three riders hold their fate in their hands.
Plessinger’s heartbreak in Detroit is still fresh, but the upside of his run is that was his best of the season and could turn his fortunes around. Prior to that race, he led only seven laps in three mains. He was up front for 20 laps in Detroit with five of those being the fastest on the track.
Last week’s win by Hunter Lawrence tied him with his brother Jett Lawrence for 17th on the all-time wins’ list. With the focus shifting to 250 West for the next two rounds, Jett has a great opportunity to pull back ahead. The real test will be at the first East / West Showdown in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 22.
Last Five Seattle Winners
450s 2022: Eli Tomac
2019: Marvin Musquin
2018: Eli Tomac
2017: Marvin Musquin
2014: Ryan Villopoto