Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins Daytona 500, Joins Twitter, Poses With Dad’s Statue, Warms Hearts

One of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, Earnhardt Jr. had been a social media skeptic.

1. Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, well-known Twitter holdout Dale Earnhardt Jr. sent out his first tweet from victory lane at Daytona.

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2. It was his second career Daytona 500 win.

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3. And ended a 55-race winless streak, which dated back to 2012.

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4. The NASCAR faithful didn’t waste time giving Dale Jr. an impressive following.

Although the account was created in 2008 and has picked up a large following since then, it picked up over 100k followers since the victory lane tweet.

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5. And he’s learned very quickly how to please all of them.

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6. Here they are: Junior and his father together.

Look who I ran into at the Daytona Experience. Dad's Happy! #2XDaytona500Champ

— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr)
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