Monday, March 21, 2016
Bristol Motor Speedway)
issues on both Saturday and Sunday. NASCAR fans are some of the most passionate fans in any sports and that's what makes social media so crucial to the NASCAR community because it gives a place for fans to ask their favorite drivers questions, win giveaways and etc. Recently though Social Media has been a place for people to complain about Kyle Busch winning all of the time or for some trash talk to be thrown from Crew Chiefs. Most recently Cole Pern, crew chief for the #78 Furniture Row Toyota Camry, went off on Joey Logano's move yesterday in Southern California. That post is quoted below along with Cole Pern's twitter handle if you would like to go follow him!
This was the simple showing of going on Social Media at the wrong time. When your mad you surely are going to say something you don't absolutely mean. Later in the day Cole sent out an apology tweet that is stating the following. "Well I guess you shouldn't tweet when you're mad. My apologies for being over the line." This is where Social Media is becoming a bad thing in our sport and that's what NASCAR does not like to see. Then NASCAR begins questioning posts like that above and then they begin policing social media a little more which then makes fans slightly angry. Fans enjoy seeing raw deals like that above and the Matt Kenseth Joey Logano incident last year in Martinsville. This is a problem that needs to be evaluated. Yes fans enjoy fights and stuff like that but"I guess @joeylogano can't see through his squinty douchy eyes."— Cole Pearn (@colepearn) March 20, 2016