Stern Twitter: Since last night, @RossChastain has gotten almost double the number of new Twitter followers that @AustinCindric got in the 48 hours after the Daytona 500, per @Zoomph. Cindric gained about 5,000 in 48 hours, Chastain has gotten more than 8,000 in less than 24 hours.

  1. Not a surprise. Someone wins the Daytona 500 every year, but Chastain's move was a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Way bigger moment overall in the history of the sport.

  2. I love how much this escaped containment, I saw people on tumblr who are not into motorsports of any kind reblogging and talking about wanting to watch races after seeing the clip.

  3. Tuning in expecting something like that to happen again but in reality they'll most likely tune-in and get turned off by "boring" racing with little to no passing/action.

  4. In one weekend, you had one dude establish himself as the ultimate villain (Ty Gibbs) and another establish himself as the ultimate cult hero (Chastain)

  5. Makes sense, the Daytona 500 made no stir in the non-NASCAR world. Chastain made a bigger stir than anything NASCAR related has in years.

  6. My mom texted me about that move by Chastain. First time since Danica's Indy debut that she's given a shit about anything racing related.

  7. I still don't know what "Moose" is on the hood of his car, but man did they get the biggest bang for a buck of any sponsor I can think of. Anyone and everyone has seen that video clip by this point.

  8. This is awesome. Glad we are finally enjoying some good press. Denny Hamlin gotta be absolutely sick though.

  9. Man, the way denny's handled this is starting to make me kinda like him + the fact he hasn't won a championship yet i may have to pull for him next season

  10. I've had a Ross Chastain shirt since the beginning of the season and nobody has ever made a comment on it today I wore it to Disney and got a million comments

  11. I have a very strong feeling out of the 4 championship drivers, Chastain’s going to have the biggest media presence & microphones in front of this upcoming finale at Phoenix.

  12. I hadn’t thought about nascar in a decade and here am I because of that. So I would say it’s the best thing in nascar for years.

  13. I know this is a long shot but has anyone calculated or released the expected sponsorship exposure value that this move has brought? (I have looked all over Twitter but I may have missed it) TIA

  14. I'm just very happy that nascar made news for a positive and cool reason! Had people on my TL who weren't fans of nascar talking about how cool it was.

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