Indianapolis 500 impact on Twitter: numbers and stats


Last year:

Dario Franchitti not only won the 96th Indianapolis 500 on the track, but also won it in the Twittersphere. With an astounding 29,099 tweets, Dario was named winner. Coming up short of the win were Takuma Sato with 7,760 tweets and Rubens Barrichello with 7,691 tweets in second and third place respectively.

This is how the Indianapolis 500 Twitterverse reacted in 2012. How will the Indianapolis 500 play out on Twitter in 2013?

The Indianapolis 500 infographic compares the social winners with the real winners. It also shows Top 5 Tweeted Teams, and Twitter activity around crashes.

Click it for larger view for Indianapolis 500 social media info. If you want to know you who the main subjects of interest and hashtags are look below. The greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500 revs up tomorrow morning.


Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter, Yardbarker, MSN, and Fox Sports

A Fulbright scholar and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; and he’s a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.

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