If you’re a NASCAR fan, you saw quite a bit of 50 at the Daytona 500 yesterday. He made headlines for a few reasons. Yesterday we shared the story of Erin Andrews ducking Fif when he went in to kiss her. The video showed up on almost every blog.
50 was very active on Twitter yesterday as he shared his Daytona experience, but one of his tweets cause a bit of a stir and he deleted it (you can see a few retweets in the gallery), but of course it was too late. He also almost changed his name from 50 to 55. What?! Lol. Check out the reports after the jump…
According to Dan Wetzel at Yahoo Sports:
Give NASCAR credit for this, the racing circuit continues to attempt to diversify its fan base.
This year, in a continued effort to show racing fast cars should appeal to more than just its traditionally white fan base, the circuit brought in African American celebrities such as recording artists 50 Cent and T.I. and future Hall of Fame NFL star Ray Lewis to the Daytona 500. It’s a long way from the traditional slate of country singers.
Yet even with the best intentions, the intended message may not be getting out.
“Damn, I don’t see no black people lol,” 50 Cent tweeted Sunday after arriving at Daytona International Speedway.
That was about the last message NASCAR was hoping to have hammered home to 50 Cent’s nearly eight million followers.
Via rea White at FoxSports:
It’s no secret in NASCAR Sprint Cup circles that 54-year-old Mark Martin is a fan of rap music.
So it should be no surprise that he took a moment to comment on rapper 50 Cent visiting Daytona International Speedway for Sunday’s Daytona 500.
After finishing third, Martin joked about what would have happened had he managed to win the season-opening race for the first time in his career.
“We told 50 Cent if we won the race, he would have to change his game to 55 Cent for one day,” said Martin, who drives the No. 55 Toyota. “I was trying really hard to get that name change for one day.”