The NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship begins this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and fans can get an inside view of the drivers and teams through Twitter.
Several drivers have been using the social media site throughout the season to keep their fans in the know. Starting Thursday, Kurt Busch's entire Miller Lite team will be tweeting about preparing for and running in the Chase. Legal drinking-age fans can follow "BlueDeuce2win" on Twitter. For more information, visit the Miller Lite “Taste Nation” page on Facebook, PenskeRacing.com or Twitter.com/PenskeRacing.
According to a team release, members of the Busch's “inner circle,” including Miller Lite pit crew members, will be sending tweets at various times during the week and from the garages and trackside during race weekends. Content will include race-related tweets about things such as adjustments made to the car and the mindset and strategy of the race team, as well as non-race tweets such as insight on appearances and what was on the team’s lunch menu.
“How cool is it going to be for fans to read that (crew chief) Pat Tryson really likes the way the race is setting up, or that our tire specialist has concerns about the wear and tear he is seeing on a set of tires,” Jackie Woodward, vice president of marketing services at MillerCoors, said in a release. “It’ll be an unprecedented look at the Miller Lite Racing team during the pressure cooker that is the Chase, and we think fans will love it.”
Other Chase drivers who use Twitter daily are:
Juan Pablo Montoya @jpmontoya
Ryan Newman @RyanNewman39
Kasey Kahne @kaseykahne
Brian Vickers @brianvickers83
Go here for a complete list of NASCAR drivers who use Twitter. Texas Motor Speedway fans can get track news @TXMotorSpeedway
-- Michele Vincze