"Wait a minute! I'm confused, did @JimmieJohnson win or not?" Clint Bowyer tweeted.
Plenty of fans on Twitter were confused throughout the replay, tweeting along as if the race was live. Deadspin ran some of them under the headline, "Scores Of Idiots Don't Realize Fox Is Airing Last Year's Daytona 500."
Even NASCAR couldn't resist jokingly weighing in on the confusion.
"Congrats @JimmieJohnson amazing," tweeted Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's senior vice president of racing operations.
O'Donnell didn't stop there, either, taking another playful shot about 45 minutes later.
"For those in media center getting impatient @JimmieJohnson should be wrapping up his victory lane ceremony shortly," O'Donnell tweeted.
Piling onto the strange story line, Fox's rain-delayed coverage was sponsored by the movie "Noah," which opens March 28 and stars Russell Crowe as the title character who builds an arc to save creation from a massive flood.