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All-Time NASCAR Cup Series Pole Winners & Track Records

Updated 8-6-2022

Active Drivers In Bold; Last Pole Winner in RED

 

NOTE: Compiled from many sources over the years, checked and double checked often, Track records below all-time poles

 

NASCAR Cup Track Qualifying Records – click here

 


 

Pole Winners by Season Pages
2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018


 

 

Driver Poles Wins from Pole
1 Petty, Richard 123 61
2 Pearson, David 113 37
3 Gordon, Jeff 81 20
4 Yarborough, Cale 69 16
5 Waltrip, Darrell 59 24
6 Allison, Bobby 58 20
7 Martin, Mark 56 8
8 Elliott, Bill 55 17
9 Newman, Ryan 51 5
10 Isaac, Bobby 49 21
11 Johnson, Junior 46 12
12 Baker, Buck 45 13
13 Thomas, Herb 39 19
14 Baker, Buddy 38 4
15 Bodine, Geoff 37 3
16 Flock, Tim 37 17
17 Hamlin, Denny 36 6
18 Johnson, Jimmie 36 15
19 Wallace, Rusty 36 9
20 White, Rex 36 7
21 Jarrett, Ned 35 11
22 Flock, Fonty 33 10
23 Lorenzen, Fred 32 11
24 Roberts, Fireball 32 6
25 Busch, Kyle 32 8
26 Harvick, Kevin 31 8
27 Rudd, Ricky 29 1
28 Busch, Kurt 28 1
29 Kahne, Kasey 27 5
30 Labonte, Terry 27 4
31 Labonte, Bobby 26 4
32 Kulwicki, Alan 24 1
33 Logano, Joey 23 5
34 Schrader, Ken 23 0
35 Smith, Jack 23 6
36 Earnhardt, Dale 22 3
37 Edwards, Carl 22 3
38 Irvan, Ernie 22 2
39 Panch, Marvin 22 6
40 Hutcherson, Dick 21 4
41 Bonnett, Neil 20 0
42 Kenseth, Matt 20 4
43 Parsons, Benny 20 1
44 Truex Jr., Martin 20 4
45 Thompson, Speedy 19 7
46 Allison, Donnie 18 2
47 Petty, Lee 18 6
48 Weatherly, Joe 18 6
49 Gant, Harry 17 2
50 Keselowski, Brad 17 2
51 Jarrett, Dale 16 2
52 Turner, Curtis 16 4
53 Earnhardt, Jr., Dale 15 0
54 Stewart, Tony 15 2
55 Allison, Davey 14 2
56 Marcis, Dave 14 1
57 Richmond, Tim 14 4
58 Wood, Glen 14 3
59 Biffle, Greg 13 0
60 Rathmann, Dick 13 0
61 Glotzbach, Charlie 12 2
62 Paschal, Jim 12 4
63 Vickers, Brian 12 1
64 Larson, Kyle 12 4
65 Marlin, Sterling 11 1
66 McMurray, Jamie 11 0
67 Elliott, Chase 11 1
68 Nemechek, Joe 10 1
69 Owens, Cotton 10 3
70 Yarbrough, LeeRoy 10 1
71 Dieringer, Darel 9 2
72 Foyt, A.J. 9 3
72 Mayfield, Jeremy 9 0
73 Montoya, Juan Pablo 9 0
75 Blaney, Ryan 9 0
76 Goldsmith, Paul 8 2
77 Petty, Kyle 8 3
78 Sadler, Elliott 8 0
79 Burton, Ward 7 0
80 Byron, William 7 0
81 Shepherd, Morgan 7 0
82 Welborn, Bob 7 2
83 Burton, Jeff 6 0
84 Craven, Ricky 6 0
85 Dillon, Austin 6 0
86 Lund, Tiny 6 0
87 Pagan, Eddie 6 2
88 Skinner, Mike 6 0
89 Amick, Bill 5 0
90 Bodine, Brett 5 0
91 Bodine, Todd 5 0
92 Hamilton, Bobby 5 1
93 Linder, Dick 5 2
94 McGriff, Hershel 5 3
95 Moody, Ralph 5 1
96 Musgrave, Ted 5 0
97 Pistone, Tom 5 0
98 Pond, Lennie 5 0
99 Reed, Jim 5 2
100 Wade, Billy 5 3
101 Watts, Art 5 1
102 Allmendinger, A.J. 4 0
103 Andretti, John 4 0
104 Bowyer, Clint 4 1
105 Eubanks, Joe 4 0
106 Hylton, James 4 0
107 Mast, Rick 4 0
108 Mundy, Frank 4 2
109 Park, Steve 4 0
110 Reutimann, David 4 0
111 Sosebee, Gober 4 0
112 Waltrip, Michael 4 0
113 Allen, Johnny 3 0
114 Allen, Loy 3 0
115 Almirola, Aric 3 0
116 Ambrose, Marcos 3 0
117 Bell, Christopher 3 0
118 Bouchard, Ron 3 0
119 Bowman, Alex 3 0
120 Flock, Bob 3 1
121 Gilliland, David 3 0
122 Gurney, Dan 3 1
123 Hamilton, Pete 3 0
124 Irwin Jr, Kenny 3 0
125 Jones, Parnelli 3 1
126 Kieper, John 3 0
127 Matthews, Banjo 3 0
128 Mears, Casey 3 0
129 Pardue, Jimmy 3 0
130 Riggs, Scott 3 0
131 Ruttman, Joe 3 0
132 Spencer, Jimmy 3 0
133 Stenhouse Jr. Ricky 3 1
134 Wallace, Kenny 3 0
135 Benson Jr, Johnny 2 0
136 Blaney, Dave 2 0
137 Burdick, Bob 2 0
138 Byron, Red 2 0
139 Carden, Billy 2 0
140 Compton, Stacy 2 0
141 Green, Jeff 2 0
142 Hassler, Friday 2 0
143 Irwin, Tommy 2 0
144 Johns, Bobby 2 0
145 Jones, Erik 2 0
146 Larson, Mel 2 0
147 Menard, Paul 2 0
148 Ragan, David 2 0
149 Reddick, Tyler 2 1
150 Rush, Ken 2 0
151 Sacks, Greg 2 0
152 Said, Boris 2 0
153 Sears, John 2 0
154 Staley, Gwyn 2 1
155 Suarez, Daniel 2 0
156 Teague, Marshall 2 2
157 Yates, Doug 2 0
158 Zervakis, Emanuel 2 0
159 Atwood, Casey 1 0
160 Bailey, Dick 1 0
161 Baumel, Larry 1 0
162 Blair, Bill 1 0
163 Bonnell, Al 1 0
164 Bown, Chuck 1 0
165 Briscoe, Chase 1 0
166 Brown, Perk 1 0
167 Buescher, Chris 1 0
168 Campbell, Wally 1 0
169 Carpentier, Patrick 1 0
170 Cindric, Austin 1 0
171 Cole, Neil 1 1
172 Cook, Jim 1 1
173 Cope, Derrike 1 0
174 Cox, Doug 1 0
175 Custer, Cole 1 0
176 Dane, Lloyd 1 0
177 Dennis, Bill 1 0
178 Duell, Bob 1 0
179 Dunaway, Glenn 1 0
180 Dunn, George 1 0
181 Earnhardt, Ralph 1 0
182 Figaro, Lou 1 1
183 Florian, Jimmy 1 0
184 Follmer, George 1 0
185 Gordon, Robby 1 0
186 Graves, Danny 1 1
187 Gray, Eddie 1 0
188 Green, David 1 0
189 Haggerty, Royce 1 0
190 Hensley, Jimmy 1 0
191 Hemric, Daniel 1 0
192 Hepler, Russ 1 0
193 Hunter, Jim 1 0
194 Jones, Possum 1 0
195 Keller, Al 1 0
196 Kirkwood, Pat 1 0
197 Kvapil, Travis 1 0
198 Langley, Elmo 1 0
199 Leffler, Jason 1 0
200 Lepage, Kevin 1 0
201 Letner, Danny 1 0
202 Lewallen, Jimmy 1 0
203 Lewis, Paul 1 0
204 Littlejohn, Joe 1 0
205 Mahoney, Chuck 1 0
206 Massey, Jimmy 1 0
207 McDuffie, J.D. 1 0
208 Millikan, Joe 1 0
209 Moon, Tommy 1 0
210 Moore, Bud 1 0
211 Myers, Billy 1 0
212 Nelson, Norm 1 1
213 Patrick. Danica 1 0
214 Pierce, Andy 1 0
215 Pronger, Bob 1 0
216 Rexford, Bill 1 0
217 Ross, Bob 1 0
218 Rostek, John 1 0
219 Schneider, Frankie 1 0
220 Scott, Brian 1 0
221 Scott, Wendell 1 0
222 Secrist, Frank 1 0
223 Shaw, Lloyd 1 0
224 Smith, Slick 1 0
225 Sommers, Sam 1 0
226 Sorenson, Reed 1 0
227 Spencer, G.C. 1 0
228 Stott, Ramo 1 0
229 Stricklin, Hut 1 0
230 Thomas, Donald 1 1
231 Trickle, Dick 1 0
232 Wagner, Ken 1 0
233 Bubba Wallace 1 0
233 Weinberg, Danny 1 0
234 Widenhouse, Dink 1 0
235 Wilson, Rick 1 0
236 Yeley, J.J. 1 0
 
 

 


NASCAR Cup Series Track Qualifying Records

Track Driver
Date
Car
Qualifying Speed
Finished
Atlanta Motor Speedway #7-Geoffrey Bodine
11/1997
Ford
197.478
33rd
Auto Club (California) Speedway #3-Austin Dillon
3/2016
Chevy
188.482
24tht
Bristol Motor Speedway #9-Chase Elliott
4/2019
Chevy
131.713
11th
Charlotte Motor Speedway #41-Kurt Busch
10/2014
Chevy
198.771 (round 2 of 3)
11th (started 11th)
Charlotte Motor Speedway #18-Kyle Busch
10/2014
Toyota
197.390 (pole)
5th
Charlotte Motor Speedway – ROVAL #41-Kurt Busch
9/2018
Ford
106.868
5th
Circuit of The Americas (COTA) #12-Ryan Blaney
3/2022
Ford
92.759
6th
Darlington Raceway #43-Aric Almirola
4/2014
Ford
184.145 (round 2 of 3)
24th (started 3rd)
Darlington Raceway #4-Kevin Harvick
4/2014
Chevy
183.479 (pole)
1st-WON
Daytona International Speedway #9-Bill Elliott
2/1987
Ford
210.364
1st-WON
Daytona International Speedway – Road Course set by metric qualifying during COVID
2020 & 2021
x
x
x
Dover Motor Speedway #11-Denny Hamlin
10/2019
Toyota
166.984
5th
Homestead-Miami Speedway #2-Brad Keselowski
11/2014
Ford
181.238 (Round 1 of 3)
3rd (started 4th)
Homestead-Miami Speedway #24-Jeff Gordon
11/2014
Chevy
180.747 (pole)
10th
Indianapolis Motor Speedway #4-Kevin Harvick
7/2014
Chevy
188.470
8th
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course #24-William Byron
8/2021
Chevy
100.044
33rd
Kansas Speedway #4-Kevin Harvick
10/2014
Chevy
197.773 (Round 2 of 3)
12th (started 1st)
Kansas Speedway #4-Kevin Harvick
10/2014
Chevy
197.621 (pole)
12th
Las Vegas Motor Speedway #41-Kurt Busch
3/2016
Chevy
196.328
9th
Martinsville Speedway #22-Joey Logano
3/2014
Ford
100.201 (Round 1 of 2)
4th
Martinsville Speedway #1-Jamie McMurray
10/2014
Chevy
99.905 (pole)
16th
Michigan International Speedway #24-Jeff Gordon
8/2014
Chevy
206.558
1st-WON
Nashville Superspeedway #10-Aric Almirola
6/2021
Ford
161.992
4th
New Hampshire Motor Speedway #2-Brad Keselowski
9/2014
Ford
140.598
7th
Phoenix Raceway #48-Jimmie Johnson
11/2015
Chevy
143.158
5th
Pocono Raceway #42-Kyle Larson
8/2014
Chevy
183.438
11th
Richmond Raceway #24-Jeff Gordon
9/2013
Chevy
130.599
8th
Road America #24-William Byron
7/2021
Chevy
110.359
33rd
Sonoma Raceway, 1.99 mile circuit #2-Rusty Wallace
6/2000
Ford
99.309
26th
Sonoma Raceway, 2.52 mile circuit #42-Kyle Larson
6/2019
Chevy
95.712
10th
Talladega SuperSpeedway #9-Bill Elliott
4/1987
Ford
212.809
22nd
Texas Motor Speedway #41-Kurt Busch
11/2017
Ford
200.919
9th
Watkins Glen International #43-Marcos Ambrose
8/2014
Ford
129.491 (Round 1 of 3)
2nd (started 2nd)
Watkins Glen International #24-Jeff Gordon
8/2014
Chevy
129.466 (Pole)
34th
World Wide Technology (Gateway) Raceway #14-Chase Briscoe
6/2022
Chevy
138.274
24th
NOTES: a few tracks listed are currently inactive on the NASCAR Cup Series