NASCAR says Brad Keselowski can keep cellphone in race car
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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NASCAR says Brad Keselowskican keep cellphone in racecarCHARLOTTE (AP) – NASCAR said Tuesday that Brad Keselowski can keep his cellphone in hisrace car during events, and all drivers were encouraged to use social media.Keselowski drew worldwide attention for posting on Twitter during ared-flag period in Monday nights season-opening Daytona 500. Heposted pictures, answered questions and kept fans informed of whatwas happening during the stoppage that lasted just over two hours.The tweeting gained Keselowski roughly 140,000 followers during therace.But there was concern having a phone violated NASCAR rules. Teams areprohibited from having recording devices in the car that are not forcompetition purposes, and two-way communication devices are supposedto be analog only.NASCAR said Keselowski had not violated any rules and could keep hisphone."NASCAR will not penalize Brad Keselowski for his use of Twitterduring last nights Daytona 500," NASCAR said in a statement."Nothing weve seen from Brad violates any current rules pertainingto the use of social media during races. As such, he wont bepenalized. We encourage our drivers to use social media to expressthemselves as long as they do so without risking their safety or thatof others."