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2021 NASCAR Cup Pole Winners & Stats

Updated 7-4-2021

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

NOTE: For the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season practice and qualifying are scheduled to be held for the Daytona 500, Coca-Cola 600 and the championship race at Phoenix
as well as races at new venues and configurations: Bristol dirt, Circuit of the Americas, Nashville, Road America, and Indianapolis road course.
The rest of the races will be one-day shows with the lineups set by the qualifying metrics, based on race finish, points position, and fastest race lap.(full article HERE)


Track Driver Speed Finish 2021 poles Career Poles
1) Daytona 500 #48-Alex Bowman 191.261 35th 1 3
2) Daytona (road course) none scheduled, one-day show
3) Homestead none scheduled, one-day show
4) Las Vegas none scheduled, one-day show
5) Phoenix none scheduled, one-day show
6) Atlanta none scheduled, one-day show
7) Bristol (dirt) heat races rained out and canceled
8) Martinsville none scheduled, one-day show
9) Richmond none scheduled, one-day show
10) Talladega none scheduled, one-day show
11) Kansas none scheduled, one-day show
12) Darlington none scheduled, one-day show
13) Dover none scheduled, one-day show
14) Circuit of the Americas #8-Tyler Reddick 92.363* 9th 1 1
15) Charlotte #5-Kyle Larson 180.282 WON 1 9
16) Sonoma none scheduled, one-day show
17) Nashville #10-Aric Almirola 161.992* 4th 1 3
18) Pocono none scheduled, one-day show
19) Pocono none scheduled, one-day show
20) Road America #24-William Byron 110.359* 33rd 1 6
21) Atlanta none scheduled, one-day show
22) New Hampshire none scheduled, one-day show
23) Watkins Glen none scheduled, one-day show
24) Indianapolis Road Course TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
25) Michigan none scheduled, one-day show
26) Daytona none scheduled, one-day show
27) Darlington none scheduled, one-day show
28) Richmond none scheduled, one-day show
29) Bristol none scheduled, one-day show
30) Las Vegas none scheduled, one-day show
31) Talladega none scheduled, one-day show
32) Charlotte ROVAL none scheduled, one-day show
33) Texas none scheduled, one-day show
34) Kansas none scheduled, one-day show
35) Martinsville none scheduled, one-day show
36) Phoenix TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
* Track Record (both are new tracks to the series)

2021 Stats from the pole
RACES with a Pole winner: 5 of 20 races (so far)
WINS from the pole: 1
TOP FIVES: 2
TOP TENS: 3
OUT of TOP TEN: 2
40th/Last: 0
races with no pole:  only 8 of 36 races are scheduled to have qualifying. Bristol(dirt) qualifying canceled due to weather

2021 RACE WINS FROM THE POLE
#42-Larson at Charlotte in May

2021 NASCAR Cup Series Pole Winners, Driver, Manufacturer, Number of poles this season
#48-Bowman, Chevy, 1
#8-Reddick, Chevy, 1
#5-Larson, Chevy, 1
#10-Almirola, Ford, 1
#24-Byron, Chevy, 1

2021 MANUFACTURER NASCAR CUP SERIES POLES
Chevy: 4 poles with 4 different drivers
Ford: – 1 poles with 1 different drivers
Toyota: – 0 poles with 0 different driver

POLE WINNERS / BUD SHOOTOUT / CLASH pages

All Time Poles page
2021 Pole Winners & Stats
2020 Pole Winners & Stats
2019 Pole Winners & Stats
2018 Pole Winners & Stats