7 NASCAR Personalities We Desperately Need on Twitter

Ryan Papaserge@@RyanPapasergeCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2011

7 NASCAR Personalities We Desperately Need on Twitter

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    It's a well-known fact that Twitter has done a remarkable job in establishing the personalities of many NASCAR drivers over the past 12-36 months.

    Just ask Jimmie Johnson. Once blamed for being "vanilla," Johnson's been anything but on Twitter, speaking his mind on many topics. His interviews with the media have improved as a result, becoming much more colorful and brutally honest.

    With that in mind, here's seven NASCAR personalities we desperately need on Twitter.

Rusty Wallace

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    His race team has a Twitter account (@RWallaceRacing), but we're lacking the presence of the 1989 Sprint Cup champ-turned-ESPN analyst.

    Could you imagine some of the gems coming from him each week? For example:

    @RWallace2: So many hot rods out there today, especially @RWallaceRacing and my boy @SteveWallace!

    (After a Steve Wallace crash) @RWallace2: No words ...

Mark Martin

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    Very little has been made of the fact that Mark Martin is without a ride at this point for the 2012 season, something that shouldn't be surprising considering this weekend's events.

    How cool would it be if Martin revealed his 2012 plans via Twitter? I'm pretty sure some variation of "Mark Martin" is available as an account name.

Clint Bowyer

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    Someone at Richard Childress Racing runs the Twitter account for Clint Bowyer (@RCR33CBowyer), a surprising fact as he may be one of the most popular drivers on the circuit to not use a personal account.

    With Bowyer moving to Michael Waltrip Racing next season, it would be an opportune time for the Kansan to join Twitter.

Tony Stewart

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    "Smoke" has an official Twitter account (@TonyStewart), but it has just one tweet from March 18, 2010.

    Why did the general public allow him to ignore his Twitter?

    Think of all the takedowns he could have posted in 140 characters or less, especially during the mini-feud with Brian Vickers at Infineon last June. Heck, there could have been a solid argument between himself and Vickers. (He could attack David Gilliland for no apparent reason as well.)

Boris Said

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    Just picture Boris Said's rant on Greg Biffle in Twitter form.

    Comedy gold.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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    Junior's the eight-time defending champion of the Most Popular Driver award, voted on by the fans.

    Imagine how many followers he could rack up in 24 hours.

Carl Edwards

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    It serves as a bit of a surprise that Carl Edwards hasn't embraced Twitter yet.

    He seems to have the uber-friendly demeanor that endears him to fans and ESPN. Heck, ESPN seems to have a network-wide man crush on the guy.

    Edwards's insights on Twitter are lacking right now, but that can change.

    Thoughts? Comment below.