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NASCAR Twitter Rankings: Which Drivers Have The Most Followers?

The top four drivers remain unchanged, but there's a new face at No. 5 on our list of the most-followed NASCAR drivers.

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With the new partnership between NASCAR and Twitter underway as of last weekend's Pocono race, it seemed like a good time to bring back the NASCAR Twitter Rankings.

Since the last Twitter rankings list in August, the top four drivers haven't changed. Danica Patrick still leads the way with more than 600,000 followers (she's picked up 200,000 since the last time), which has helped maintain a decent margin over Juan Pablo Montoya.

All four of the top drivers on the list had a significant fan base before they entered NASCAR. Thanks to his famous Daytona 500 tweet, Brad Keselowski is now the No. 1 NASCAR-only driver on the list (in fifth). In August, Keselowski was 19th.

To avoid confusion, this list is now drivers only. To be eligible, a driver must have entered at least one NASCAR-sanctioned event in 2012.

Here are the 35 most-followed NASCAR drivers as of June 11 (with a sample tweet included):

1. Danica Patrick: 603,200

2. Juan Pablo Montoya: 555,230

3. Travis Pastrana: 407,942

4. Nelson Piquet Jr.: 304,618

5. Brad Keselowski: 267,181

6. Jimmie Johnson: 240,668

7. Kevin Harvick: 221,382

8. Jeff Gordon: 215,671

9. Kasey Kahne: 188,663

10. Kyle Busch: 187,853

11. Michael Waltrip: 162,943

12. Denny Hamlin: 150,062

13. Trevor Bayne: 127,303

14. Kenny Wallace: 105,772

15. Elliott Sadler: 100,897

16. Matt Kenseth: 100,473

17. Ryan Newman: 100,361

18. Jamie McMurray: 97,670

19. Martin Truex Jr.: 83,839

20. Mark Martin: 79,423

21. Joey Logano: 79,165

22. Greg Biffle: 77,937

23. Bobby Labonte: 63,890

24. AJ Allmendinger: 62,943

25. Brian Vickers: 57,930

26. Jeff Burton: 54,465

27. Robby Gordon: 49,832

28. Austin Dillon: 46,857

29. David Ragan: 43,529

30. Regan Smith: 41,835

31. Hermie Sadler: 40,807

32. Scott Speed: 40,344

33. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 39,831

34. Clint Bowyer: 39,588

35. Kurt Busch: 35,678

Other drivers with more than 20,000 followers:

Aric Almirola (30,510), Justin Allgaier (28,143), David Reutimann (26,348), Ron Hornaday (25,605), Michael McDowell (24,178), Landon Cassill (21,559).