jimmie johnson takes pole at daytona 500, three toyotas in front

everything is set for the 50th running of the daytona 500. if you have been keeping yourself up to date with nascar news, you know already that jimmie johnson took pole position. surprising? i don't think so. the guy has won the championship twice. what caught my attention is the three toyota in the top five.

am i surprised? not really, after all, i kinda predicted their improvement this year. starting next to johnson in the front row is michael waltrip. these are the only positions that have been determined. david reutimann posted the fourth fastest lap time in the pole qualifier and dave blaney came in at fifth.

with this development and the obvious improvement on toyota's performance, i think that it is safe to say that chevrolet will not dominate this season as it did last year.