Sports - Home - Headlines

Holy Smoke! Tony Stewart finally joins Twitter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CONCORD, North Carolina, (AP) -- Tony Stewart has joined Twitter, leaving Carl Edwards as the last major holdout in NASCAR.

Stewart sent his first Tweet on Friday night from Charlotte Motor Speedway. It said: "Ok so here it is. I'm doing my part to combat global warming because now that I'm officially tweeting, hell is freezing over!"

The three-time NASCAR champion had joked often that his representatives would not allow him to join Twitter for fear of the things he might post. He's a longtime Facebook user, but had otherwise shunned Twitter.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. posted his first tweet hours after winning the Daytona 500 in February. He surpassed 500,000 followers days after he sent his first 140-character missive.

Stewart's stats weren't too shabby: He had over 200,000 followers after his first tweet.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 259610141 - kbtx.com/a?a=259610141