What's it take to become a NASCAR buckle bunny?
About 10,000 Twitter followers.
Last year when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was looking to increase his fan base on the popular social media tool, he sought the advice of Danica Patrick -- who is in a league of her own with 886,000-plus followers. That's when the deal was struck: In return for her help in building his Twitter following, Stenhouse Jr. would reward her with a cowboy belt buckle similar to the rodeo attire worn by the two-time Nationwide Series champion.
"This started at the beginning of last year when he wanted some Twitter followers," Patrick said. "I said, 'If I help you with that can I have a belt buckle?' That started at Daytona. So he had it made. I got it just before the second Texas race last year so I wore it last year at the end of the year."
The gold buckle features Patrick's logo in the center flanked with diamond encrusted Nos. 10 and 7 - the two car numbers she drove last year. Underneath in capital letters is he...