You can sure learn a lot about a NASCAR driver on Twitter; in fact, you may learn some things that may surprise you.
Predictably, Michael Waltrip is a funny man, and naturally, 2012 champion Brad Keselowski- he of the besotted post-race interviews when winning his titles, lets all hang out in the “Twittersphere.” What may come as a surprise to some who have bought into the stereotype, is that title contender Matt Kenseth- the butt of jokes for his quiet, even temperament- actually possesses a quick wit and will take the time, a lot of it seems, to answer fan tweets.
Check this out from his days at Jack Roush:
Who is he? I will ask him..”@Rednecktailgate: @matt_kenseth17 can I get a hello from my fav driver?”
no, and it’s not happy with me either”@alexbmx17: @matt_kenseth17 Are you happy with your car for this tomorrows race”
A change in teams and a change of fortunes has not changed the Wisconsin native.
Rough year huh? RT @taylorraee92: Going to Wisconsin to meet @mattkenseth was probably the best news I’ve gotten all year!! ☺
Ha, timing is everything
RT @ForeverMK20Fan: Finally I’m on and @mattkenseth is tweeting, that never happens!
Small fire in bus lot….it is now fully contained. Hope it didn’t melt @RCR31JeffBurton’s entire birthday cake….
Not only that, by following Kenseth, you leanr the Wisconsin native has sports passions outside of racing.
Had a group at titans game over christmas
RT @63GBPackerfan: @mattkenseth Did you go last year? (cont) http://tl.gd/m5scik
Can’t wait to watch the @packers tonight! #GoPackGo
Peanuts, i agree, very important!
RT @LuluL1985: @mattkenseth Favorite football snack? Forget driving–these are important things to know.
He also loves Metallica.
Can i pick a whole album? And justice for all…RT @Tony_Sines: @mattkenseth What is your favorite Metallica song?
Country music? Not so much:
No i don’t. RT @aclarkcountry: @mattkenseth do you listen to country music at all? Who is your fav?? Big fan right here!!
But he does have a favorite Bible verse:
Psalm 118:24…my mom said it, and lived it, every day
RT @winstead78: @mattkenseth what’s your favorite scripture?
Who knew? As we have seen in recent history, Twitter and social media, in general, can be a two-edged sword for an athlete. With that said, This rundown of Matt Kenseth’s Twitter page reveals a whole lot about the driver once nicknamed “Flatline” than many ,ay have ever imagined.