Image Tweeted during Monday's Daytona 500 by @keselowski. (via p.twimg.com)
NASCAR decides no punishment is necessary as Brad Keselowski's Tweet did not endanger himself or other drivers.
NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski will not be punished for using Twitter during the Daytona 500. NASCAR explained its decision -- via Twitter, appropriately enough -- by saying that Keselowski did not endanger any of his fellow drivers when he snapped a photo from his car and sent it out on Twitter. The incident occurred when fellow driver Juan Pablo Montoya crashed into a safety vehicle, although no one was hurt.
We encourage our drivers to use social media to express themselves as long as they do so without risking their safety or that of others.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 28, 2012
While possibly questionable, it's hard to argue with the results. Keselowski, who reportedly had about 85,000 Twitter followers before the incident, now has more than 200,000. He also tweeted updates, and exchanged tweets with fans, during cautions in the race.
Keselowski's race eventually ended early after he got into his own wreck. Yes, he Tweeted an update about that one, too.