NASCAR Will Not Fine Brad Keselowski For Twitter Use, Encourages Drivers To Use Social Media
NASCAR will not fine Brad Keselowski for using Twitter during the red-flag delay of the Daytona 500, according to Yahoo Sports. In fact, in a statement released today, the racing governing body encouraged Keselowski for his creative use of social media during the race.
“Nothing we’ve seen from Brad violates any current rules pertaining to the use of social media during races,” NASCAR said in a statement. “As such, he won’t be penalized. We encourage our drivers to use social media to express themselves as long as they do so without risking their safety or that of others.”
Keselowski drew headlines when he sent several tweets during a delay at the Daytona 500. As a result of his “Twitterfest” during the Daytona 500 he increased his following by 135,000. He has also been winning accolades from the sport’s world for his move.
Here is one of the Tweets he sent during the race.
Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) February 28, 2012