After a 36-hour delay and what felt like 36 caution flags, Matt Kenseth was finally declared the winner of the 2012 Daytona 500 after he held off the feisty Dale Earnhardt, Jr., but nobody really cares about that, because DID YOU SEE THAT CRASH??? Juan Pablo Montoya inexplicably slammed into a track dryer truck, which is, of course, just a giant jet engine. So Montoya’s crash led to quite the toasty bonfire. Thankfully, neither Montoya nor the driver of the truck were severely harmed.
But out of a massive inferno rises a different kind of winner – aside from, you know, Kenseth who won the race and all – as driver Brad Keselowski became the first NASCAR driver to ever Tweet a race photo from inside his car. Keselowski Tweeted a cell phone pic of his view of Montoya’s crash and it resulted in him gaining 100,000 followers within an hour. Damn, son. That’s exposed breast followers right there.
To be fair, Danica Patrick had previously texted during the race: “LOL, I’m drivin’ y’all!”
As for our boy, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., well… at least he finished. Stenhouse came in 20th, which isn’t good enough to send any of you scoundrels to Charlotte, NC for the Sprint All-Star Race, because The Smoking Jacket and all of its attractive females will be choosing one of their readers instead, thanks to their pairing with Kenseth. The rest of the blogger showdown looks like this:
1) Matt Kenseth (The Smoking Jacket)
4) Denny Hamlin (Gunaxin)
5) Jeff Burton (Man Jr.)
9) Joey Logano (Aaron Torres Sports)
13) Marcos Ambrose (Black Sports Online)
20) Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (With Leather)
21) Ryan Newman (Midwest Sports Fans)
24) Regan Smith (Guys Gab)
31) Jamie McMurray (Mankind Unplugged)
33) Aric Almirola (Sports Crackle Pop)
35) Trevor Bayne (Jersey Girl Sports)
Don’t drag your boots, Stenhouse. We’ve still got your back.
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