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2020 NASCAR Cup Pole Winners & Stats

Updated 7-23-2020

NASCAR announced in July 2020 that there would be no practice or qualifying for any of the remaining 2020 races in the three National Series (Cup, XFINITY, Trucks)

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 2020 poles Career Poles
Daytona #47-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 194.582 20 1 3
Las Vegas none, due to weather
Auto Club #14-Clint Bowyer 179.614 23 1 4
Phoenix #9-Chase Elliott 138.116 7 1 9
Darlington 5/17 none, due to COVID-19
Darlington 5/20 none, due to COVID-19
Charlotte 5/24 #1-Kurt Busch 181.268 TBD 1 28
Charlotte 5/28 none, due to COVID-19
Bristol 5/31 none, due to COVID-19
Atlanta 6/7 none, due to COVID-19
Martinsville 6/10 none, due to COVID-19
Homestead 6/14 none, due to COVID-19
Talladega 6/21 none, due to COVID-19
Pocono 6/27 none, due to COVID-19
Pocono 6/28 none, due to COVID-19
Rest of season
none, due to COVID-19
* Track Record

2020 Stats from the pole
RACES with a Pole winner: 4 of 15 races
WINS from the pole: 0
TOP FIVES: 0
TOP TENS: 2
OUT of TOP TEN: 2
40th/Last: 0
no pole – qualified due to weather: 1 (Las Vegas)
no pole due to COVID-19 restrictions: 31,
(Darlington(5/17, 5/20), Charlotte(5/28), Bristol(5/31), Atlanta(6/7), Martinsville(6/10), Homestead(6/14), Talladega(6/21), rest of the 2020 season)

2020 RACE WINS FROM THE POLE
none…yet

2020 NASCAR Cup Series Pole Winners, Driver, Manufacturer, Number of poles this season
#47-Stenhouse Jr., Chevy, 1
#14-Bowyer, Ford, 1
#9-Chase Elliott, Chevy, 1
#1-Kurt Busch, Chevy, 1

2020 MANUFACTURER MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES POLES
Chevy: 3 poles with 3 different drivers
Ford: – 1 poles with 1 different drivers
Toyota: – 0 poles with 0 different drivers

POLE WINNERS / BUD SHOOTOUT / CLASH pages

All Time Poles page
2020 Pole Winners & Stats
2019 Pole Winners & Stats
2018 Pole Winners & Stats