Whether it was luck for Jimmie Johnson or inexperience on Kyle Larson‘s part, Johnson beat Larson on the final restart of Sunday’s Cup race at Dover. Johnson then won the race after a caution waved during the overtime restart and Johnson had passed the overtime line.
NASCAR America analysts Jeff Burton and Dale Jarrett broke down the final restart and discussed what Larson could have done differently to improve his chances of winning.
“Dover’s a unique place because the frontstretch is banked so much,” Jarrett said. “He had hot tires, worn tires. A lot of air pressure built up. So there was a lot of things working against him … He brought Jimmie Johnson down a long way into into the restart box. That’s giving Jimmie a little bit of an idea of where he’s going to have to go. That gave Jimmie a chance to start getting momentum there.”
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