News of Stewart-Haas Racing manufacturer switch gets Twitter talking

It took virtually no time after Wednesday morning's blockbuster news of Stewart-Haas Racing's imminent move from Chevrolet to Ford for the NASCAR world to react on Twitter.

Here's what drivers and others are saying:

@StewartHaasRcng to @FordPerformance in 2017?

That's the #Nascar equivalent of the @RamsNFL moving to Los Angeles !!!


— Mike Joy (@mikejoy500) February 24, 2016

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Welcome to the @FordPerformance family @StewartHaasRcng. Excited to have another team join the blue ovals

— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) February 24, 2016

It's rare we have true announcement anymore in #nascar today but SHR to Ford in 2017 is huge! A lot of layers affecting lots of folks!

— Larry McReynolds (@LarryMac28) February 24, 2016

Welcome to the blue ovals, @StewartHaasRcng will be great working together to win more with @FordPerformance and a manufactures title

— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) February 24, 2016

There are few actual secrets/surprises anymore when it comes to #NASCAR news. SHR switching to Ford is one of them

— Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) February 24, 2016

So we'd like to join everyone else in welcoming @StewartHaasRcng to the growing @FordPerformance family! Really cool news this a.m. #NASCAR

— Wood Brothers Racing (@woodbrothers21) February 24, 2016


— Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) February 24, 2016

Welcome to the @FordPerformance team @StewartHaasRcng. Looking forward to working with you guys next year.

— Aric Almirola (@aric_almirola) February 24, 2016

Welcome to the Ford family @StewartHaasRcng

— Ryan Blaney (@Blaney) February 24, 2016

Welcome to the Ford Performance team! We look forward to being Ford teammates in 2017 and beyond.

— Team Penske (@Team_Penske) February 24, 2016

As for the folks at Ford Performance, they clearly had a little fun in making the announcement -- which came as a big shock to virtually the entire motorsports industry.