However, when things turn sour at the race track, it’s the place where feuds start, are mended or are passive aggressively picked at like an old scab.
It’s where we can see crew chiefs like Cole Pearn insult a driver in the heat of the moment before the engines have cooled on the weekend.
Tony Gibson, crew chief for Kurt Busch, has seen a lot in his day since breaking into NASCAR with Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 championship team.
The crew chief with the nickname of “Oldman” shared his thoughts on what NASCAR’s become in the age of social media on Twitter.
Former NASCAR driver Rick Mast chimed in.
It should be noted that Joey Logano has taken the high road and not tweeted at all since the end of Sunday’s race.
Likely to make things more interesting is the next track looming on the schedule: Martinsville Speedway on April 3.
Here’s a look at how others are expressing themselves in the wake of the Auto Club 400.
Richard Childress (who tweeted for first time in 1,297 days)
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Feels so good to have speed in our cars again. Had a top 10 going no question about it. Recovered to a 20th place finish after blowing a tire and having pretty bad damage. Proud of everyone @roushfenway for the improvements we are seeing this early in the season. It's going to come down to not making mistakes and we will be back at the front where we belong!