NASCAR announced Tuesday that they would not penalize driver Brad Keselowski for tweeting during a red flag period of Monday’s Daytona 500, according to ESPN.com.
The stoppage lasted over two hours, and Keselowski tweeted photos and answered questions from fans. NASCAR has encouraged drivers to be more communicative with fans, and they found no fault in what Keselowski did Monday night.
“NASCAR will not penalize Brad Keselowski for his use of Twitter during last night’s Daytona 500,” NASCAR said in a statement, according to ESPN. “Nothing we’ve seen from Brad violates any current rules pertaining to the use of social media during races. 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.”