With Carl Edwards appearing back at the race track this weekend, fans were excited to see him. Particularly, to seemingly see him on Twitter under the username @CarlEdwards19_. Unfortunately, Kenny Wallace had a phone call with Carl Edwards, and presented the NASCAR fandom with bad news.
- A fake twitter account under the handle @CarlEdwards19_ made two tweets impersonating Carl Edwards expressing excitement about being in the Fox Sports booth and thanking everyone for the support this weekend. Edwards famously has been absent from social media even during his racing career.
- Carl Edwards retired from NASCAR following the 2016 season, and he has maintained a relatively low profile since then. He has been all but completely absent from the track until this past weekend when he came into the Fox Sports booth for stage two.
- Fans were ecstatic to see Edwards back this weekend at the race track. Even though the Twitter account was fake, that did not dampen that excitement.
The Main Characters
The first Tweet from the fake account impersonating Edwards
The second tweet which garnered over 8,000 likes in spite of it being a fake account.
In the Stands
A very fair point, and very accurate as well.
Credit where credit is due.
This was not a surprise to Bryan
I feel the same. Except the Internet is sort of my job so.
Coal in the stocking is not good.
Don’t worry Todd. You are not the only one.
Social media really never was Carl’s thing.
In Your Ear
Denny Hamlin did claim that Carl Edwards has a twitter account…somewhere. (TIME STAMP: 45:12)
“Carl has Twitter. He definitely has a burner account. He knows what’s going on. I may or may not have been sitting beside him at a [competition] meeting, and Twitter was open.”
On Your Screen
I mean, they did seemingly fool half of NASCAR twitter. And yes, good luck finding that account.
Carl Edwards on Twitter was a bit too good to be true. However, having Edwards back at the track was enough of a treat for NASCAR fans.