Dale Earnhardt Jr. Joins Twitter After Winning Daytona 500

PHOTO: Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. picked a good night to join Twitter.

The NASCAR driver has been reluctant to participate in social media, but he made a promise to join Twitter if he won Sunday's Daytona 500. He kept that promise following the rain-soaked win, posting a photo of himself with the trophy.

"Tonight seemed like as good a night as any to join Twitter. How is everyone doin?" he wrote, adding the hashtag #2XDaytona500Champ.

He previously won the race in 2004.

JR Motorsports grabbed the @DaleJr Twitter handle for him several years ago, just in case he ever wanted to start tweeting. While Earnhardt never sent a tweet before Sunday's victory, the account had more than 240,000 followers this morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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