You Can’t Make It Up

Dale Earnhardt Jr., with one of the strongest cars on the track and engineering a potentially-legendary assault from deep in the field to the top five, just pitted outside his stall, a penalty. It’s the second time today he’s screwed up on pit road.

This time and with rain threatening, he restarts 36th. Again, somebody please tell me the last time Jimmie Johnson made this kind of rookie mistake, let alone twice in one Daytona 500.