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Official Twitter Names for NASCAR Drivers

Updated on March 16, 2014
Brad Keselowski may have started the NASCAR Twitter revolution.
Brad Keselowski may have started the NASCAR Twitter revolution. | Source

Do you know how to find your favorite NASCAR driver on Twitter? Can you be sure it is their official account?

Many NASCAR drivers use Twitter to send messages and updates to their fans.

But now, many drivers are using twitter to update their fans during the race.

Most of your favorite drivers are on Twitter.

Find your driver's twitter name and how to start following him or her today.

The Tweet Heard Round The World--How Twitter and NASCAR Got Together

Twitter became very popular among fans and drivers during the Daytona 500 in 2012. Because of a rain delay, the race ran on a Monday night. This time shift gave the race a larger audience of people who may not have regularly tuned into the race.

During a caution, Juan Pablo Montoya lost control of his car and crashed into a truck that was drying the track. This truck happened to be a jet dryer full of jet fuel.

The truck spilled a large amount of fuel and caught on fire, hurting the driver and melting part of the track.

During the long delay, Brad Keselowski tweeted pictures of the wreck from his smart phone as the cars sat on the track in a red flag caution.

Keselowski gained fans and was the first driver to ever tweet from the racetrack during a race.

He kept followers up-to-date with pictures and messages about the clean up efforts and when the race would restart. He gained thousands of fans in the span of a few moments.

This series of tweets helped makeTwitter popular with NASCAR, picking up new fans and giving drivers and teams the ability to be in-the-know about what is going on with the driver during the week and during the race.

Top Driver Twitter Handles

(click column header to sort results)
Driver  
Twitter Names  
Official  
Active Tweeting  
AJ Allmendinger
@AJDinger
yes
very
Aric Almirola
@aric_almirola
yes
very
Bobby Labonte
@Bobby_Labonte
yes
very
Brad Keselowski
@keselowski
yes
very
Brian Keselowski
@KeselowskiBrian
no
very
Carl Edwards
@99_RFRracing
no
very
Casey Mears
@CaseyMears13
yes
few
Clint Bowyer
@ClintBowyer
yes
very
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
@DaleJr
yes
moderate
Danica Patrick
@DanicaPatrick
yes
very
Dave Blaney
@Dave_Blaney
no
very
David Gilliland
@DavidGilliland
yes
very
David Ragan
@DavidRagan
yes
very
David Reutimann
@DavidReutimann
yes
moderate
David Stremme
@DavidStremme
yes
very
Denny Hamlin
@dennyhamlin
yes
very
Greg Biffle
@gbiffle
yes
very
J.J. Yeley
@jjyeley1
yes
very
Jamie McMurray
@jamiemcmurray
yes
moderate
Jeff Burton
@RCR31JeffBurton
no
very
Jeff Gordon
@JeffGordonWeb
yes
very
Jimmie Johnson
@JimmieJohnson
yes
very
Joey Logano
@joeylogano
yes
very
Juan Pablo Montoya
@jpmontoya
yes
very
Kasey Kahne
@kaseykahne
yes
very
Ken Schrader
@KenSchrader
no
very
Kevin Harvick
@KevinHarvick
yes
very
Kurt Busch
@KurtBusch
yes
very
Kyle Busch
@KyleBusch ; @KBMteam
yes
very
Landon Cassill
@landoncassill
yes
very
Marcos Ambrose
@MarcosAmbrose
yes
very
Mark Martin
@55MarkMartin
yes
very
Martin Truex Jr.
@MartinTruexJr56
yes
very
Matt Kenseth
@mattkenseth
yes
very
Michael McDowell
@Mc_Driver
yes
very
Michael Waltrip
@mw55
yes
very
Paul Menard
@Paul_Menard
no
moderate
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
@StenhouseJr
yes
very
Ryan Newman
@RyanNewman39
yes
very
Scott Riggs
@ScottRiggs1
no
none
Scott Speed
@scottspeed
yes
very
Terry Labonte
@TLabonteChevy
no
few
Timmy Hill
@TimmyHillRacer
yes
very
Tony Stewart
@nascartony14
no
very
Travis Kvapil
@TravisKvapil
yes
very
Here are the verified and official Twitter account for the top drivers in NASCAR. Some drivers do not have official accounts. Some have accounts but do not tweet or do not tweet often.
Home page search box.
Home page search box. | Source

How To Follow A Driver

If you don't have a Twitter account, your first step is to sign up for one at twitter.com.

Twitter accounts are free and you only need to have a working email address to get started.

Once you have set up an account and confirmed it via email, you are ready to begin.

Follow the steps below to follow your favorite driver.

Home page of driver where you can follow them.
Home page of driver where you can follow them. | Source
  • Log into Twitter and locate the search box at the top of the page.
  • Type in your driver's official twitter name or handle. (See list above)
  • Look for the blue checkmark. This lets your know that the Twitter account has been verified as the official account of the celebrity.

  • Click on the name of your driver from the dropdown box.
  • This will take you to their official Twitter page.
  • Click on the blue button that says "Follow."
  • This will make you an official follower of your driver.

Their messages will now show up in the feed on your home page.
Their messages will now show up in the feed on your home page. | Source
  • Now go back to your home page.
  • Any tweet or message that your driver sends out will be on the feed on your home page.
  • You can get up-to-date messages, contests and information about your driver by following them on Twitter.
  • Some drivers are more active than others.
  • The driver's home page will tell you how many tweets they have sent.

The home page of your twitter account should have a compose box.
The home page of your twitter account should have a compose box. | Source

How To Send A Tweet To A Driver

If you have never used Twitter but want to send your favorite driver a message of encouragement or ask them a question, it is relatively easy to do this.

Remember that Twitter only allows short messages of 140 characters (including spaces).

  • Locate the send tweet box on the home page of your twitter account.
  • This is where you will type your message.
  • Remember that if you send a driver a message in this way, it is visible to everyone.

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  • Locate the Driver ID from the chart above.
  • Copy the entire handle into the box including the @ sign.
  • Compose your message.
  • Press send

You can also include a hashtag.

A hashtag is simply a catch phrase that goes with the message and that helps idenitfy a topic.

For example, if you want to wish your driver good luck before a race at Charlotte you might type:

@KevinHarvick Good luck in the race! #Charlotte #AllStarRace

Trending topics that have the same hashtag will be grouped together on Twitter and can be read by people searching for that topic. You don't have to include a hashtag though. It is up to you.

Will A Driver Respond?

Some of the more popular NASCAR Drivers have thousands of followers on Twitter.

They may not be able to respond or may not even see your message if many are sending them messages at one time.

But sometimes a driver sees a question or statement that catches his or her eye.

If they do, they may send a response back.

To check and see if you have received a response, simply go to the @Connect menu choice at the top of your Twitter page.

Hint: Sending an interesting question or message is more likely to get a response.

To see an tweets send to you, choose the @Connect at the top of your home page.
To see an tweets send to you, choose the @Connect at the top of your home page. | Source

Even if you don't regularly Tweet or send messages, following your favorite driver or drivers can be a rewarding experience.

Tweets and interactions among drivers and fans show that the sport is about much more than Sunday races.

Many drivers use Twitter as a way to let fans be a part of their lives and their careers.


Don't see your favorite NASCAR driver on the list? Leave a comment with your suggestion and I'll add it to the table.

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