jimmie’s on the pole but look who’s third

Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates winning the pole for Sunday's Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with a speed of 168.215 mph. (Photo Credit: Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)I caught the majority of qualifying today and Jimmie Johnson walked away with the pole for Sunday’s race at Pocono, but the really cool thing is that David Gilliland qualified third! You could have knocked me over with a feather. I’m sure the Gilly Gang is super stoked about this development!

It’s truly great for him; I hope he can turn it into something awesome. I don’t want to say exactly what I want him to turn it into but ya know what I mean. Everyone would freak out and I seriously can’t wait for that day to come. Momentum my friend, momentum!

So here are a few other things I learned while watching the ESPN qualifying session telecast today:

1.) Clint Bowyer doesn’t know much about the Olympics (summer or winter).

2.) Kasey Kahne is a dude and he likes watching chicks in bathing suits. Shocker, I know.

3.) Jimmie Johnson proposed to his wife Chandra on the side of a mountain while they were snowboarding, when she least expected it.

In other news…

Just found this video of Michael McDowell driving on a precision course that cops use for training. He, uh, does some damage.


  1. dave
    August 1, 2008 at 11:33 PM ·

    Thanks, for the article Valli. I’m looking forward to a great race. Anything will be better than last week’s tire problems.

  2. August 2, 2008 at 5:09 AM ·

    Shocker isn’t it, that he’s a dude and likes women? LMFAO

    Yay for Gilliland!

  3. Fusion
    August 2, 2008 at 8:52 AM ·

    Yah, Gilly’s Gang is pretty stoked; we can only image how David and those 38 Specials feel! Go Gilliland!

  4. Deb
    August 2, 2008 at 11:25 AM ·

    Not only is this member of Gilly’s Gang stoked, I’m proud and excited and just about out of my mind with support for the entire 38 team.

    Be Well and Be Safe guys.

  5. August 2, 2008 at 8:07 PM ·

    Valli, you are so awesome for all you have done for David! Keep it up! All of Gilly’s Gang thanks you!

    And GO DAVID GO!