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2018 NASCAR Cup Pole Winners & Stats

Updated 11-18-2018

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 Pole Award and does not get the cash award

For all time pole list, records and notes, see the All Time Poles page

Track Driver Speed Finish 2018 poles Career Poles
Daytona #88-Bowman 195.644 17 1 2
Atlanta #18-Busch 184.652 7 1 28
Las Vegas #12-Blaney 191.489 5 1 3
Phoenix #78-Truex, Jr. 136.945 5 1 16
Auto Club #78-Truex, Jr.(2) 186.567 1 2 17
Texas #41-Busch 197.368 7 1 23
Martinsville none due to weather
Bristol #18-Busch(2) 128.822 1 2 29
Richmond #78-Truex, Jr.(3) 123.859 1 3 18
Talladega #4-Harvick 194.448 4 1 22
Dover #42-Larson 158.103 10 1 5
Kansas #4-Harvick(2) 188.811 1 2 23
Charlotte #18-Busch(3) 191.836 1 3 30
Pocono #12-Blaney(2) 176.897 6 2 4
Michigan #41-Busch(2) 203.361 3 2 24
Sonoma #42-Larson(2) 94.597 14 2 6
Chicago #21-Menard 180.012 14 1 2
Daytona #9-Elliott 194.045 34 1 4
Kentucky #78-Truex Jr.(4) 188.890 1 4 19
New Hampshire #41-Busch(3) 133.891 8 3 25
Pocono #19-Suarez 176.988 2 1 1
Watkins Glen #11-Hamlin 125.534 13 1 27
Michigan #11-Hamlin(2) 202.794 8 2 28
Bristol #42-Larson(3) 127.792 2 3 7
Darlington #11-Hamlin(3) 173.571 10 3 29
Indianapolis none due to weather
Las Vegas #20-Jones 188.121 40 1 2
Richmond #4-Harvick(3) 121.880 2 3 24
Charlotte(ROVAL) #41-Busch(4) 106.868 5 4 26
Dover none due to weather
Talladega #41-Busch(5) 195.804 14 5 27
Kansas #22-Logano 191.646 8 1 20
Martinsville #18-Busch(4) 96.254 4 4 31
Texas #12-Blaney(3) 200.505 2 3 5
Phoenix(ISM) #4-Harvick(4) 139.340 5 4 25
Homestead #11-Hamlin(4) 173.863 12 4 30
* Track Record

Stats from the pole
RACES with a Pole winner: 33 of 36 races
WINS from the pole: 5
TOP FIVES: 17
TOP TENS: 24
OUT of TOP TEN: 9
40th/Last: 1
no pole – qualified due to weather: 3 (Martinsville(1), Indy, Dover(2))

2018 RACE WINS FROM THE POLE
#78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Auto Club, 3/18/2018
#18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, Bristol, 4/16/2018
#4-Kevin Harvick, Ford, Kansas, 5/12/2018
#18-Kyle Busch, Toyota, Charlotte, 5/27/2018
#78-Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Kentucky, 7/14/2018

2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Pole Winners, Driver, Manufacturer, Number of poles this season
#41-Busch, Ford, 5
#78-Truex, Jr., Toyota, 4 (2 wins from the pole)
#18-Busch, Toyota, 4 (2)
#4-Harvick, Ford, 4 (1)
#11-Hamlin, Toyota, 4
#42-Larson, Chevy, 3
#12-Blaney, Ford, 3
#88-Bowman, Chevy, 1
#21-Menard, Ford, 1
#9-Elliott, Chevy, 1
#19-Suarez, Toyota, 1
#20-Jones, Toyota, 1
#22-Logano, Ford, 1

2018 MANUFACTURER MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POLES
Chevy: 5 poles with 3 different drivers
Ford: – 14 poles with 5 different drivers
Toyota: – 14 poles with 5 different drivers

POLE WINNERS / BUD SHOOTOUT / CLASH pages by season

All Time Poles page
2019 Pole Winners & Stats
2018 Pole Winners & Stats