CONCORD, N.C. -- Before Sunday's Daytona 500, FOX aired a segment in which Jeff Gordon sat down with all four Hendrick Motorsports drivers on the organization's Concord, North Carolina, campus.
During the interview, the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion asked his former teammate Jimmie Johnson about his leadership role with three teammates under the age of 25.
"Through my career, I've had great fortune to have mentors like yourself," Johnson said to Gordon. "And I knew at some point in my career or my life, that would shift. I wasn't sure it'd happen at once with three guys, but I vividly remember when I first came in and you sharing things with me that I saw differently or approached differently. And I know for a fact it's going to happen with William (Byron) and Alex (Bowman) and even Chase (Elliott). I'm really excited."
From there, Gordon talked with Elliott about the fire he showed during the playoffs last season and the switch to the No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 this season. He asked Byron about his fast track to the Cup Series, learning from Johnson and even how racing RC cars can help him on the track. And he and Bowman discussed the driver of the No. 88 Chevy's career path, whether he feels pressure following in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s footsteps and just how grateful he is for the opportunity.
Check out the interview in the video above courtesy of FOX Sports.