2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Winners

Updated 11-30-2016

NOTE: if qualifying is rained out or cancelled for any reason and set by points, the driver who starts first
(because they are leading the points) is not awarded the Coors Light Pole Award and does not get the cash award

For all time pole list, records and notes, see Jayski.com's All Time Poles page

2016 Sprint Cup Series Pole Winners
Race # Track
Race Date
Pole Date
Pole Winner
Manu
Speed (MPH)
career pole
Finish
1 Daytona International Speedway
2/21/2016
2/14/2016
1) #24-Chase Elliott, Chevy
196.314
(1st career pole)
finished 37th
2 Atlanta Motor Speedway
2/28/2016
2/26/2016
2) #41-Kurt Busch, Chevy
191.582
(20th career pole)
finished 4th
3 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
3/6/2016
3/4/2016
#41-Kurt Busch(2), Chevy
196.328; 196.378(TR/1st)
(21st career pole)
finished 9th
4 Phoenix International Raceway
3/13/2016
3/11/2016
3) #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota
138.387
(18th career pole)
finished 4th
5 Auto Club Speedway
3/20/2016
3/18/2016
4) #3-Austin Dillon, Chevy
188.482; 188.511(TR/2nd)
(2nd career pole)
finished 24th
6 Martinsville Speedway
4/3/2016
4/1/2016
5) #22-Joey Logano, Ford
97.043
(15th career pole)
finished 11th
7 Texas Motor Speedway
4/9/2016
4/8/2016
6) #19-Carl Edwards, Toyota
194.609
(17th career pole)
finished 7th
8 Bristol Motor Speedway
4/17/2016
4/15/2016
#19-Carl Edwards(2), Toyota
127.997
(18th career pole)
finished 1st
9 Richmond International Raceway
4/24/2016
4/22/2016
#4-Kevin Harvick
cancelled due to rain
set by practice speeds
finished 5th
10 Talladega Superspeedway
5/1/2016
4/30/2016
#24-Chase Elliott(2), Chevy
192.661
(2nd career pole)
finished 5th
11 Kansas Speedway
5/7/2016
5/6/2016
7) #78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota
190.921
(8th career pole)
finished 14th
12 Dover International Speedway
5/15/2016
5/13/2016
#4-Kevin Harvick
cancelled due to rain
set by practice speeds
finished 15th
13 Charlotte Motor Speedway
5/29/2016
5/26/2016
#78-Martin Truex Jr.(2), Toyota
192.328
(9th career pole)
finished 1st
14 Pocono Raceway
6/6/2016 (rain)
6/3/2016
8) #2-Brad Keselowski, Ford
181.726
(12th career pole)
finished 3rd
15 Michigan International Speedway
6/12/2016
6/10/2016
#22-Joey Logano (2), Ford
199.557
(16th career pole)
finished 1st
16 Sonoma Raceway
6/26/2016
6/25/2016
#19-Carl Edwards(3), Toyota
95.777
(19th career pole)
finished 4th
17 Daytona International Speedway
7/2/2016
6/30/2016
9) #16-Greg Biffle, Ford
192.955
(13th career pole)
finished 8th
18 Kentucky Speedway
7/9/2016
7/8/2016
#4-Kevin Harvick
cancelled due to rain
set by owners points
finished 9th
19 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
7/17/2016
7/15/2016
10) #48-Jimmie Johnson, Chevy
133.971
(35th career pole)
finished 12th
20 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
7/24/2016
7/23/2016
#18-Kyle Busch(2), Toyota
184.634
(19th career pole)
finished 1st
21 Pocono Raceway
7/31/2016
7/29/2016
#78-Martin Truex Jr.(3), Toyota
179.244
(10th career pole)
finished 38th
22 Watkins Glen International
8/7/2016
8/6/2016
#19-Carl Edwards(4), Toyota
126.562
(20th career pole)
finished 16th
23 Bristol Motor Speedway
8/20/2016
8/19/2016
#19-Carl Edwards(5), Toyota
131.407; 131.668(TR/1st)
(21st career pole)
finished 6th
24 Michigan International Speedway
8/28/2016
8/26/2016
#22-Joey Logano(3), Ford
201.691
(17th career pole)
finished 10th
25 Darlington Raceway
9/4/2016
9/3/2016
#4-Kevin Harvick
Chevy
cancelled due to rain
set by owners points
finished 2nd
26 Richmond International Raceway
9/10/2016
9/9/2016
11) #11-Denny Hamlin, Toyota
122.244
(24th career pole)
WON
27 Chicagoland Speedway
9/16/2016
9/18/2016
#18-Kyle Busch
Toyota
cancelled due to rain
set by owners points
finished 8th
28 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
9/23/2016
9/25/2016
#19-Carl Edwards(6), Toyota
135.453
(22nd career pole)
finished 6th
29 Dover International Speedway
9/30/2016
10/2/2016
#2-Brad Keselowski
Ford
cancelled due to rain
set by owners points
finished 4th
30 Charlotte Motor Speedway
10/6/2016
10/8/2016
12) #4-Kevin Harvick, Chevy
196.029
(16th career pole)
finished 38th
31 Kansas Speedway
10/14/2016
10/16/2016
13) #20-Matt Kenseth, Toyota
192.089
(18th career pole)
finished 9th
32 Talladega Superspeedway
10/22/2016
10/23/2016
#78-Martin Truex Jr.(4), Toyota
193.423
(11th career pole)
finished 40th/last
33 Martinsville Speedway
10/28/2016
10/30/2016
#78-Martin Truex Jr.(5), Toyota
98.206
(12th career pole)
finished 7th
34 Texas Motor Speedway
11/4/2016
11/6/2016
#3-Austin Dillon(2), Chevy
192.301
(3rd career pole)
finished 37th
35 Phoenix International Raceway
11/11/2016
11/13/2016
14) #88-Alex Bowman, Chevy
140.521
(1st career pole)
finished 6th
36 Homestead-Miami Speedway
11/18/2016
11/20/2016
#4-Kevin Harvick(2), Chevy
177.637
(17th career pole)
finished 3rd

Number in parens (#) is the number of poles for that driver in current season at that point
Driver in RED = won first pole of season
no pole, qualifying was not held / cancelled
driver in BLACK = has already won a pole this season
(TR) = TRACK RECORD, was set in round 1 (TR/1), 2 (TR2) or round 3 (TR)
With the group / rounds of qualifying, track record can be set by a driver NOT winning the pole noted above by (TR the speed and an '*')


NEWS on the 2017 CLASH at Daytona (formerly the Unlimited)

  • Field, Format Set for 'The Clash' At Daytona: Recently crowned seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Jimmie Johnson will join a star-studded elite field as NASCAR kicks off its 2017 season with The Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual season-opening event will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 8:00pm/et. The 75-lap race again will be split into two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments. "What better way to kick off the 2017 season than the sport's brightest stars under the lights at Daytona International Speedway" said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "Coming off a thrilling season finale at Homestead-Miami, we're looking forward to continuing that momentum into Daytona. With bragging rights and no points on the line, the Clash will set the tone for what should be a season full of great racing and tough competition."
    "We're bringing back The Clash at Daytona," said Chip Wile, Daytona International Speedway president. "The Clash was a race name that has always been popular among both the competitors and race fans. We're looking forward to bringing it back and building on the rich history of this thrilling and always unpredictable event that kicks off the NASCAR season." Unlike previous years, the starting field for the 2017 Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. Only drivers who were 2016 Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2016, and drivers who qualified for the 2016 Chase are eligible.
    Eligible drivers are (20 drivers, 17 with rides):
    2016 Pole Awards winners (14)
    Greg Biffle(no ride), Alex Bowman(no ride), #41-Kurt Busch, #18-Kyle Busch, #3-Austin Dillon, #19-Carl Edwards, #24-Chase Elliott, #11-Denny Hamlin, #4-Kevin Harvick, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #20-Matt Kenseth, #2-Brad Keselowski, #22-Joey Logano, #78-Martin Truex Jr.
    Former Clash Race Winners (2)
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart(retired)
    Former DAYTONA 500 Pole Award winners (1)
    #10-Danica Patrick
    2016 Chase drivers (3)
    #?-Chris Buescher(2nd JTG team in 2017), #42-Kyle Larson, #1-Jamie McMurray
    Tickets for The Clash at Daytona are available online at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.(DIS)(11-30-2016)


2016 SPRINT CUP POLE STATS

    (36 races, 30 poles, thru 11/20/2016)

  • RACE with a Pole winner = 30
  • WINS = 5
  • TOP FIVES: 11
  • TOP TENS: 20
  • OUT of TOP TEN: 10
  • 40th/Last: 1


2016 SPRINT CUP POLE WINNERS DRIVERS LIST:

    1. ) #19-Edwards, Toyota, 6
    2. ) #78-Truex Jr., Toyota, 5
    3. ) #22-Logano, Ford, 3
    4. ) #41-Busch, Chevy, 2
    5. ) #24-Elliott, Chevy, 2
    6. ) #18-Busch, Toyota, 2
    7. ) #3-Dillon, Chevy, 2
    8. ) #4-Harvick, Chevy, 2
    9. ) #2-Keselowski, Ford, 1
    10. ) #16-Biffle, Ford, 1
    11. ) #48-Johnson, Chevy, 1
    12. ) #11-Hamlin, Toyota, 1
    13. ) #20-Kenseth, Toyota, 1
    14. ) #88-Bowman, Chevy, 1
    cancelled, 6


2016 WINS FROM THE POLE:

  • #19-Carl Edwards, Toyota, Bristol, 4/17/2016
  • #78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Charlotte, 5/29/2016
  • #22-Joey Logano, Ford, Michigan, 6/12/2016
  • #18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, Indianapolis, 7/24/2016
  • #11-Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Richmond, 9/10/2016

2016 MANUFACTURER SPRINT CUP POLES:

    Chevy - 10 (7 different drivers)
    Ford - 5 (3 different drivers)
    Toyota - 15 (5 different drivers)

    Total Races: 36......30 Coors Light Poles won
    6) weather conditions cancelled qualifying at: Dover, September 2016, the field was set by owners points/rules book (no longer by practice speeds)
    5) weather conditions cancelled qualifying at: Chicago, September 2016, the field was set by owners points/rules book (no longer by practice speeds)
    4) weather conditions cancelled qualifying at: Darlington, September 2016, the field was set by owners points/rules book (no longer by practice speeds)
    3) weather conditions cancelled qualifying at: Kentucky, July 2016, the field was set by owners points/rules book (no longer by practice speeds)
    2) weather conditions cancelled qualifying at: Dover, May 2016, the field was set by owners points/rules book and 1st practice speeds
    1) weather conditions cancelled qualifying at: Richmond, April 2016, the field was set by owners points/rules book and 1st practice speeds


PAST CLASH / SPRINT UNLIMITED / BUDWEISER SHOOTOUT / BUSCH CLASH pages:

All Time Poles page

2017 Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona (formerly the Sprint Unlimited)
2016 Sprint Cup Series Pole Winners / Stats
2016 Sprint Unlimited / 2015 Pole Winners
2015 Sprint Unlimited / 2014 Pole Winners
2014 Sprint Unlimited / 2013 Pole Winners
2013 Sprint Unlimited / 2012 Pole Winners
2011 Pole Winners
2010 Pole Winners
2009 Pole Winners

in 2012 when it was changed to Daytona and Bud Shootout winners
2012 Budweiser Shootout

and in 2010-2011 when it was changed to Daytona, Bud Shootout winners and past champs
2011 Budweiser Shootout
2010 Budweiser Shootout
that changed for 2009, when it is 6 highest manufacturers in Owners standings
2009 Budweiser Shootout
For the past Bud Shootout pages, 1979-2008, the races was for pole sitters
2008 Budweiser Shootout
2007 Budweiser Shootout
2006 Budweiser Shootout
2005 Budweiser Shootout
2004 Budweiser Shootout
2003 Budweiser Shootout
2002 Budweiser Shootout
2001 Bud Shootout
2000 Bud Shootout
1999 Bud Shootout

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