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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.

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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.

Tonight seemed like as good a night as any to join Twitter. How is everyone doin? #2XDaytona500Champ

Dale Earnhardt Jr.@DaleJr

Tonight seemed like as good a night as any to join Twitter. How is everyone doin? #2XDaytona500Champ

02:32 AM - 24 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Via Twitter: @DaleJr

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.

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

The soon-to-be world's most famous #Selfie with @DaleJr in front of his Dad's statue @DISupdates #2XDaytona500Champ

Mike Hoag@MikeHoag88

The soon-to-be world's most famous #Selfie with @DaleJr in front of his Dad's statue @DISupdates #2XDaytona500Champ

07:57 AM - 24 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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

07:49 AM - 24 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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