Brett Griffin, one of the more popular NASCAR figures in the Twitter world, has halted his tweeting.â†µ
Griffin, who spots for Elliott Sadler and is also his business manager, was known as @19spotter on Twitter and was the third-most-followed non-driver on last month's SBNation.com Twitter rankings. He had more than 3,400 followers at the time he deleted his account.
His final tweet:â†µ
@19Spotter: My account's gonna close y'all. Apparently stalkers have scared @elliott_sadler away from following me.â†µ
So what was the reason for Griffin closing his account?â†µ
"It was occupying too much of my time," he said via text message Thursday afternoon. "They don't make Betty Ford for Twitterholics!â†µ
"If I could tweet for a living, I would. It was taking up too much of my time."â†µ
It might sound silly for those who aren't in the Twitter world, but Griffin's disappearance disappointed his followers.â†µ
@LToney11: @19Spotter Please tell me you're joking!â†µ
@thejokeisonme: @19Spotter WTF?? I'm going to miss your smart ass!â†µ
@NCJake2013: @19Spotter You quittin' twitter? wtf man. You're the funniest dude I follow next to Conan O'Brien.â†µ
@Jrsgirl112208: @19spotter u can't leave twitter we would miss u very much so please dont leaveâ†µ
@Belladia8: @19Spotter Well if you are truly leaving, please take care of yourself. May God bless you and your family.â†µ
Even one of Griffin's fellow spotters seemed disappointed. T.J. Majors, who spots for Dale Earnhardt Jr., tweeted this picture.