The NASCAR community on Twitter is growing by leaps and bounds. Fans, media members and NASCAR officials have all embraced the social networking site to varying degrees.

The good news is, so have many of the sport’s drivers. Michael Waltrip, Juan Pablo Montoya, Kevin Harvick and Kenny Wallace are the most prolific. Their amusing and sometimes curious status updates give fans a real-time glimpse not only of their personal lives, but of their off-track personalities.

Personally, I think every driver should Tweet for himself – or herself (and she does, by the way, @DanicaPatrick).

So as a Christmas Eve treat (or should I say “tweet”) – I’ve posted a few of the most recent Tweets by the 11 drivers on Twitter who post the most regularly – and have the most interesting things to say. Happy Holidays!

Michael Waltrip @mw55: “Anyway merry christmas to all. Cause I ride on the christmas bus. If ur on a different bus, bless u too. Good night.”

Juan Pablo Montoya @jpmontoya: “Missing a present for the wife hopefully shows up!!!”

Kevin Harvick @KevinHarvick: “just got home from a full day.feeding the dogs now then time for dinner.”

Kenny Wallace @Kenny_Wallace: “Hello My friends!.. Kim and I have decided this will be the first Christmas we Do Not Buy each other Big Gifts… All about our 3 Girls..”

Brian Vickers @brianvickers83: “is at the CV Products Holiday party and finishing up Christmas shopping today.”

Kasey Kahne @kaseykahne: “Getting my hair cut off then I need to start christmas shopping. Should be a great week”

Denny Hamlin @dennyhamlin: “got half my christmas shopping done. did i mention that i dont know what to buy anyone.. i hate that about xmas. gift cards it is!”

Max Papis @maxpapis: “ – Relaxing from my room …this is close to paradise”

Elliott Sadler @Elliott_Sadler: “Eatin dinner tonight for christmas eve eve. Let the diet have a rest for few days!! Should be fun!!”

Ryan Newman @RyanNewman39: “Put up some more deer cams & fed the deer. Wonder who we will see on there this time?”

Bobby Labonte @Bobby_Labonte: “Saw this photo at a friends house tonight. 1984 In Bristol. Left side 2nd row up. Good times.”