Jeff Gordon earned the pole position in group qualifying Sunday at Daytona. Jimmie Johnson also earned the outside spot for Sunday’s upcoming race. Gordon will retire from full time racing after this season, so this will be the final time he starts in the Daytona race. Two drivers, Dale Earnhardt and Denny Hamlin, had their qualifying speeds disallowed because of failing post-qualifying inspection. They will have to start their respective duel races from the rear of the field. The duel races are Thursday and the Daytona 500 season opener is Sunday.