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With races postponed, NASCAR drivers sign digital autographs for fans

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has postponed all NASCAR races until at least May, several of the sport’s drivers have still been able to sign autographs for fans – virtually at least.

Many drivers have recently begun to sign digital autographs for fans via social media. Similar to a traditional autograph session, where fans bring photos and memorabilia for drivers to sign, fans have been tweeting pictures to drivers with the hopes of getting them to sign the photos with a phone stylus.

The new trend appears to have started on March 13 when a fan tweeted a request for a digital autograph to Hailie Deegan.

“Some guy just tweeted a pic of him and I and wanted me to sign it. So I screenshot it and signed it on my phone and then sent it back,” Deegan tweeted. “Not gonna lie, laying in bed signing autographs ain’t too bad.”

After Deegan sent that tweet, several fans responded with similar requests for autographs. Deegan continued to sign for them as well.

One of the fans who replied to Deegan’s tweet, tagged Corey LaJoie, asking if he would sign an autograph as well. LaJoie obliged.

Since then, several other drivers from NASCAR’s top three series have begun to sign digital autographs for fans, many signing photos fans had taken with them.

Racers from IndyCar and NHRA have also since joined in on the fun.

Team Penske has also encouraged all 15 of its drivers across NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA and Supercars to sign a group photo. All 14 of Penske’s drivers have signed the photo.

While racetracks all around the world sit empty, signing digital autographs has proved to be yet another way drivers can continue to interact with fans.

Clint Bowyer goes all out after Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl

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Depending on how many beers he had, Clint Bowyer will likely never forget the events of Feb. 2, 2020.

Bowyer, a native of Emporia, Kansas, attended Super Bowl 54 in Miami and watched the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20.

It is the Chiefs’ second Super Bowl title. But for Bowyer, who is 40, it was the first time he’s seen his home team play in the NFL’s championship game. It had been 50 years (1970) since the team last represented the AFC in the game.

As the night progressed, Bowyer periodically updated social media on his whereabouts as he celebrated.

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Happened folks!!!! #superbowl @chiefs

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Bowyer even got a photo with the Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid.

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Our coach is better! 💪 @chiefs #champs

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Then there was this tweet. We’re not sure what Bowyer has never done.

 

When the sun rose Monday, Lorra Bowyer allowed us a glimpse at a very exhausted and likely dehydrated version of her husband.

At some point Bowyer got himself together enough to look through his phone at pictures that will likely never see the light of day, unfortunately for us.

Bowyer was able to gather his thoughts enough to trade a friendly barb with NHRA driver and 49ers fan Ron Capps, who had a bet with Bowyer to wear a Chiefs jersey at the Winternationals this weekend in Pomona, California.

Chase Elliott’s 2017 paint scheme will mimic NAPA Funny Car

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Chase Elliott‘s NAPA Auto Parts paint scheme for 2017 is getting a splash of yellow.

Revealed Tuesday on Elliott’s Instagram account, the No. 24 will again be predominantly blue but with yellow stripes down the side of the car as well as along the A-frames. The rear bumper will also be all yellow.

Elliott was looking to imitate the scheme Ron Capps uses on his NAPA NHRA Funny Car.

In his rookie Sprint cup Series season, Elliott qualified for the Chase and is ninth in points after the first race in the second round. While he’s led 342 laps and has 15 top-10 finishes, Elliott is still searching for his first career win at the series heads to Kansas Speedway.

@napaknowhow 2017, we're excited for it!

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