INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Before the Sprint Cup drivers hit the track, some big names spent time Friday with the backbone of the sport: the fans.
Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton and Danica Patrick signed autographs for an hour before heading into a unique Q&A session in the social media garage. It was an interactive and very informal chat with some fans on hand as well as answering Twitter questions. The questions ranged in topic from hairstyles to embarrassing moments.
"It's interesting," said Ryan Newman, racing for Sewart-Haas at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the last time. "It's the direction our sport is going, the viral side of reaching out to so many fans that can't come out to the Brickyard today. Some might be at work, but they might be able to follow on their computer, so it's unique. Sometimes we learn things about each other we don't care to, like Danica's highlights and lowlights, but either way it's interesting."
Newman and Patrick are teammates.
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