NASCAR moves on to Phoenix International Raceway for this Sunday’s race and deals with the news rules to qualify. Tony Stewart is not worried about his leg heading into the race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins Daytona and takes the Junior nation to the Twitter nation. Plus, Danica Patrick leads the pack on social media.
FOX News Radio’s Marghiee Teshineh reports in “FOX in the Fast Lane”:
FOX in the Fast Lane.
This week, the group qualifying format kicks in at Phoenix and Greg Biffle says this change is going to be huge for fans because:
(Biffle) “There is going to be 15 of us sitting on pit road, waiting for that cloud to come over. Twelve of us are going to try and drive off the end of pit road at the same time.”
Kyle Busch thinks racing the clock to qualify, should not be a problem.
(Busch) “Thirty minutes for everybody to be able to get out and kinda get a clean lap, I think is enough time.”
Tony Stewart says despite a poor finish at Daytona, it was a great test for his healed leg after being sidelined for months and he’s ready for the next seven races– including Phoenix.
And Dale Earnhardt Jr. kept a promise to fans to officially join Twitter if he won the Daytona 500. So far he’s picked up over half a million followers.
But when it comes to social media, Danica Patrick is the Queen. She’s NASCAR’s first driver with over one million Twitter followers.
FOX in the Fast Lane, I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.
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