Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson each had good chances to win Sunday’s Daytona 500, only to come up short for different reasons.
Gordon led a race-high 87 laps but a decision to take a mid-race restart on the outside line cost him the lead. Gordon would climb back into the top-10 late, but was caught in a last-lap crash during the green-white-checkered finish and had to settle for 33rd.
Johnson had a much better result, finishing in fifth place. But along the way, he was penalized following a green-flag pit stop for having too many crew members over the wall too soon. That sent him to the rear of the field at the time.
The NASCAR AMERICA crew discussed both Gordon’s final 500 and Johnson’s pit road penalty. You can see what they have to say on the subjects below.