Dale Jr. finally caught Danica!
Not on the track -- the NASCAR scion is off to a fast start this season and currently sits in 6th place in the driver’s standings, while Patrick is struggling 25th -- but on Twitter.
Earnhardt joined the social media platform in 2008, but didn’t send out his first tweet until he won the 2014 Daytona 500. Within a day he had nearly 500,000 followers, and has been a very active tweeter ever since.
Back then, Danica had just become the first NASCAR driver with 1 million followers, but she may have peaked early while Dale just kept coming, making the pass sometime this week.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) April 5, 2016
Unfortunately, he’s still got some work ahead of him if he wants to take the title. Somewhere along the way his teammate, Jimmie Johnson, pulled out to a commanding lead with 1,970,020 followers, putting the six-time champ on the brink of becoming the first NASCAR driver to crack the 2 million follower mark.
That guy, he always wins, huh?