Select Your City

for best experience

Be the first to read exclusive scoops and latest news, in your inbox!

  • Subscribe to weekly news digest

NASCAR not cool with tweeting from racecar

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 12:51 PM by
567 View(s)
0comment(s)
NASCAR not cool with tweeting from racecar

Brad Keselowski was fined USD 25,000 by the NASCAR authorities for tweeting from his car at the Phoenix International Raceway, in a somewhat confusing turn of events. In February, Keselowski became a social media darling when he tweeted from his car during a delay in the Daytona 500 early this year. 

Juan Pablo Montoya had crashed into a jet dryer at the Daytona 500, causing a two-hour delay thanks to a fuel explosion. During that time Keselowski tweeted images, answered questions and gave updates on what was going on on the track. This Sunday, the race was rained out, so he took to tweeting again - but got fined. Apparently the powers that be at NASCAR have since banned electronic items - including phones - from being allowed into the car since his last on-track tweets. 

While we agree that banning phone usage for everyday drivers on the street makes sense, banning a race car driver from tweeting doesn't really sound right to us; it isn't like he's going to whip his phone out and take a photo of the person he's overtaking ("I'm taking the lead! #WIN") and upload it to twitter while exchanging paint at 200mph. However, the rules are the rules, so there's no arguing the fine for Keselowski. 

 

Tags: Daytona 500,NASCAR,Brad Keselowski

Gallery

Comments

Popular Videos

Chapter 1: On The Road to AutoExpo - PowerDrift

Life at PowerDrift could be ... err.. a little ...

237 Likes
18943 Views
  • Upcoming Cars

Mercedes-Benz New C-Class Mercedes-Benz New C-Class

25 November 2014

38 - 42 lakhs

BMW M4 BMW M4

27 November 2014

100 - 120 lakhs

BMW M3 BMW M3

27 November 2014

115 - 130 lakhs

Tata Bolt Tata Bolt

December 2014

4.2 - 6.6 lakhs

Audi A3 Cabriolet Audi A3 Cabriolet

December 2014

45 - 50 lakhs

All Upcoming Cars

Ask the Experts

1800 2090 230

(Toll free)