Twitter Guide To The 2013 Daytona 500

NASCAR begins in earnest this weekend with its premier event of the year, the Daytona 500. Yes, there has already been one race and there is the Chase at the end of the year but Daytona is NASCAR’s Super Bowl. 

Now it’s been awhile since I’ve done a list like this. Having done my first one in 2011, it seems now in 2013 “everyone” is tracking Twitter followers so I’ve shied away from these lists. But, with Danica Patrick having won the pole this year and Brad Keselowski becoming a social media star after last year’s race, there is a heightened interest in 2013. 

Here is the start list for the 2013 Daytona 500. All Twitter handles are verified, unless otherwise noted and all information is as of Friday, February 22nd at 11:30am PT. Enjoy the race! 

Start position/Driver name/Car #/ Twitter handle/Follower numbers

1. Danica Patrick #10 @DanicaPatrick – 721,969 followers

2. Jeff Gordon #24 @JeffGordonWeb – 361,348 followers

3. Kevin Harvick #29 @KevinHarvick – 281,937 followers

4. Kyle Busch #18 @KyleBusch – 310,621 followers

5. Greg Biffle #16 @gbiffle – 112,472 followers

6. Kasey Kahne #5 @KaseyKahne – 261,516 followers

7. Juan Pablo Montoya #42 @jpmontoya – 700,941 followers

8. Austin Dillon #33 @austindillon3 – 83,990 followers

9. Jimmie Johnson #48 @jimmiejohnson – 373,961 followers

10. Clint Bowyer #15 @ClintBowyer – 121,751 followers

11. Kurt Busch #78 @KurtBusch – 58,060 followers

12. Matt Kenseth #20 @mattkenseth – 134,309 followers

13. Tony Stewart #14 No Official Twitter Account – Team Twitter account is @tonystewart_rcg (unverified)

14. Mark Martin #55 @55MarkMartin – 135,996 followers

15. Brad Keselowski #2 @keselowski – 369,823 followers

16. Paul Menard #27 No Official Twitter Account – Team Twitter account is @RCR27PMenard (unverified)

17. Casey Mears #13 @CaseyMears13 – 2,087 followers

18. Jeff Burton #31 @RCR31JeffBurton (not verified) – 68,944 followers

19. Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 No Official Twitter Account (There is @DaleJr but he is not on Twitter.)

20. Jamie McMurray #1 @jamiemcmurray – 127,244 followers

21. Joey Logano #22 @joeylogano – 121,696 followers

22. David Ragan #34 @DavidRagan – 52,751 followers

23. Bobby Labonte #47 @Bobby_Labonte – 75,286 followers

24. Marcos Ambrose #9 @MarcosAmbrose – 57,740 followers

25. David Gilliland #38 @DavidGilliland25,939 followers

26. Aric Almirola #43 @aric_almirola – 46,934 followers

27. Joe Nemechek #87 @FrontRowJoe87 – 32,252 followers

28. Ricky Stenhouse Jr #17 @StenhouseJr – 73,884 followers

29. Michael Waltrip #26 @mw55 – 199,147 followers

30. Dave Blaney #7 No Official Twitter Account

31. Scott Speed#95 @scottspeed – 46,225 followers

32. Josh Wise#35 @Josh_Wise – 19,859 followers

33. Trevor Bayne #21   @Tbayne21 – 157,484 followers

34. Ryan Newman #39 @RyanNewman39 – 153,492 followers

35. Denny Hamlin #11 @dennyhamlin210,098 followers

36. Carl Edwards #99 No Official Twitter Account – Team Twitter account @99_RFRracing (unverified) 

37. Martin Truex Jr. #56 @MartinTruexJr56 – 130,782 followers

38. Michael McDowell #98 @Mc_Driver – 38,063 followers

39. Terry Labonte #32 No Official Twitter Account

40. Regan Smith #51 @ReganSmith56,441 followers

41. JJ Yeley #36@jjyeley1 – 33,054 followers

42. David Reutimann #83@DavidReutimann32,460 followers

43. Travis Kvapil #93 – @TravisKvapil32,575 followers

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CadChica Sports

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