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Bizarre accident during the Daytona 500 shows why Twitter is better than Facebook (UPDATE)

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Facebook is the biggest social network site and made news recently when the company announced an IPO that could value the social networking site at $100 billion if not higher. That may change after the bizarre incident during the Daytona 500 when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed into a truck carrying a jet-engine and burst into flames causing a 2 hour delay.

Both drivers walked away without injuries.

If you’ve been watching FOX during the three-day Daytona 500 (rain on Sunday and finished before 1AM Tuesday morning), the network heavily promoted the #Daytona500 hashtag as well as FOX pit-reporter’s twitter account and the driver’s twitter account.

It was all Twitter and nothing about Facebook.

What’s interesting is what happened during the red flag as driver Brad Keselowski brought his phone in his race car and began tweeting and answering questions during the red flag.

He gained 55,000 Twitter followers in the first hour of the red flag, according to FOX broadcast. (UPDATE: The final total during the red flag is either 185,000 to 200,000 new followers)

Not on Facebook but on Twitter instead.

And you have to wonder why Facebook is getting all the attention.