Social Roundup: Clint Bowyer: ‘Always celebrate a win like it’s your last’

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After winning Sunday’s Cup race at Michigan, Clint Bowyer‘s celebration started in victory lane, continued into this post race press conference and carried on deep into the night.

“We’re going to drink a little bit tonight, by the way,” Bowyer said. “That’s going to happen. I know you guys are questioning it.  It’s going to happen tonight.”

Monday morning, thanks to a copious amount of adult beverages, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver told Twitter he woke up thinking he had “dreamed” his 10th career Cup win.

Oh, he also woke up to “a massive hangover on a week long vacation with kids screaming, phone dead, wife pissed, brother outside puking, and can’t find my flip flops. YEP, we must’ve won!”

Here’s how Bowyer’s celebration by the lake went on Twitter, complete with a soundtrack of George Straight, Vern Gosdin and Don Williams. He also encouraged NHRA driver Courtney Force to “Always celebrate a win like it’s your last.”

Bowyer’s first string after midnight tweets went out at 1:41 a.m. ET.

Social Roundup: Reaction to Matt Kenseth’s NASCAR return

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He’s back!

Five months after making what was thought to likely be his last Cup start, Matt Kenseth was announced Wednesday as returning in a part-time capacity with Roush Fenway Racing.

Here’s how social media reacted to the news that the 2003 Cup champion will share the No. 6 Ford with Trevor Bayne for the rest of the season.

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Social Roundup: The day after the Daytona 500

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Just over 15 hours have elapsed since Austin Dillon won the 60th Daytona 500 for Richard Childress Racing.

Dillon’s No. 3 Chevrolet is now on display at Daytona International Speedway’s museum.

It will stay there until next February, when it’s dethroned by the winning car of the 61st Daytona 500.

The winning team posed with the car Monday morning.

And the whirlwind media tour for the new Daytona 500 winner had gotten underway.

While Dillon, owner Richard Childress and crew chief Justin Alexander are still in Daytona, other members of RCR are trickling back to the team’s headquarters in Welcome, North Carolina.

Employees arriving there Monday morning were greeted with a sign congratulating RCR and ECR engines on the victory, which is the third Daytona 500 win for RCR.

William O’Dea, a spotter for Matt Tifft in the Xfinity Series and Ty Dillon in the Cup Series, shared a picture of the sign.

And the town of Welcome shared in greeting the winners back home.

Aric Almirola, who was leading the race at the white flag before wrecking on the backstretch from contact with Dillon, wouldn’t change a thing about how he raced.

And there’s no hard feelings between Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney after aggressive racing between them resulted in a crash with two laps left in the original distance of the race.

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Social Roundup: NASCAR community congratulates Austin Dillon on Daytona 500 win

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Austin Dillon led only one lap to win Sunday’s Daytona 500. He’s the ninth different driver to win the race in the last nine years.

Not long after the 27-year-old driver took the checkered flag, NASCAR’s corner of Twitter began congratulating him.

First up is Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was the grand marshal for the race. He left the track when Alex Bowman was collected in a Lap 198 crash, but he still sent Dillon his warm wishes.

 

Social Roundup: NASCAR drivers enjoy day off at beach, Disney World

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After a weekend of practice for the Daytona 500 and the Advance Auto Parts Clash, Cup Series drivers got two days off in their Speedweeks experience before the final push to Sunday’s “Great American Race.”

A number of drivers got out in the Florida sunshine to enjoy their off days.

That includes Danica Patrick, who went for a walk on Daytona Beach — on her hands.

Racing down Daytona beach. 😜

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Elsewhere, a good chunk of the Cup field made the trek to Walt Disney World in Orlando, which is about an hour southwest of Daytona Beach. Kevin Harvick‘s son, Keelan, even got to experience his first ride on an adult roller coaster.

Here’s a look at all the NASCAR drivers who invaded Disney World.

Kurt Busch and wife Ashley. (Photo courtesy of Joann Mignano)

Disney with the fam 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

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This girl is having a ball at Disney World. 👌

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Rookie William Byron may have been the only driver who didn’t stay on the ground. The Hendrick Motorsports’ driver went for a ride with the Thunderbirds. Good news, he didn’t throw up.