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Past Atlanta Pole Winners

Year Race Driver Qualifying Speed
2017 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Kevin Harvick 190.398
2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Kurt Busch 191.582
2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 Joey Logano 194.683
2014 Oral-B USA 500 Kevin Harvick 190.398
2013 AdvoCare 500 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 189.688
2012 Advocare 500 Tony Stewart 186.121
2011 AdvoCare 500 Kasey Kahne 186.196
2010 Emory Healthcare 500 Denny Hamlin 187.380
2010 Kobalt Tools 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 192.761
2009 Pep Boys Auto 500 Martin Truex Jr. 184.149
2009 Kobalt Tools 500 Mark Martin 187.045
2008 Pep Boys Auto 500  – Qualifying Not Held
2008 Kobalt Tools 500 Jeff Gordon 185.251
2007 Pep Boys Auto 500 Greg Biffle 192.453
2007 Kobalt Tools 500 Ryan Newman 193.124
2006 Bass Pro Shops 500  – Qualifying Not Held
2006 Golden Corral 500 Kasey Kahne 192.553
2005 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Ryan Newman 193.928
2005 Golden Corral 500 Ryan Newman 194.690
2004 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Ryan Newman 191.575
2004 Golden Corral 500 Ryan Newman 193.575
2003 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Ryan Newman 194.295
2003 Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 Ryan Newman 191.417
2002 NAPA 500  – Qualifying Not Held
2002 MBNA America 500 Bill Elliott 191.542
2001 NAPA 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 192.047
2001 Cracker Barrel 500 Dale Jarrett 192.748
2000 NAPA 500 Jeff Gordon 194.274
2000 Atlanta 500 Dale Jarrett 192.574
1999 NAPA 500 Kevin Lepage 193.731
1999 Cracker Barrel 500 Bobby Labonte 194.957
1998 NAPA 500 Kenny Irwin 193.461
1998 Primestar 500 John Andretti 192.841
1997 NAPA 500 Geoffrey Bodine 197.478
1997 Primestar 500 Robby Gordon 186.507
1996 NAPA 500 Bobby Labonte 185.887
1996 Purolator 500 Johnny Benson 185.434
1995 NAPA 500 Darrell Waltrip 185.046
1995 Purolator 500 Dale Earnhardt 185.077
1994 Hooters 500 Greg Sacks 185.830
1994 Purolator 500 Loy Allen 180.207
1993 Hooters 500 Harry Gant 176.902
1993 Motorcraft 500 Rusty Wallace 178.749
1992 Hooters 500 Rick Mast 180.183
1992 Motorcraft 500 Mark Martin 179.923
1991 Hardee’s 500 Bill Elliott 177.937
1991 Motorcraft 500 Alan Kulwicki 174.413
1990 Atlanta Journal 500 Rusty Wallace 175.222
1990 Motorcraft 500  – Qualifying Not Held
1989 Atlanta Journal 500 Alan Kulwicki 179.112
1989 Motorcraft 500 Alan Kulwicki 176.925
1988 Atlanta Journal 500 Rusty Wallace 179.499
1988 Motorcraft 500 Geoffrey Bodine 176.623
1987 Atlanta Journal 500 Bill Elliott 174.341
1987 Motorcraft 500 Dale Earnhardt 175.497
1986 Atlanta Journal 500 Bill Elliott 172.905
1986 Motorcraft 500 Dale Earnhardt 170.713
1985 Atlanta Journal 500 Harry Gant 167.940
1985 Coca-Cola 500 Neil Bonnett 170.278
1984 Atlanta Journal 500 Bill Elliott 170.198
1984 Coca-Cola 500 Buddy Baker 166.642
1983 Atlanta Journal 500 Tim Richmond 168.151
1983 Coca-Cola 500 Geoffrey Bodine 167.703
1982 Atlanta Journal 500 Morgan Shepherd 166.779
1982 Coca-Cola 500 Dale Earnhardt 163.774
1981 Atlanta Journal 500 Harry Gant 163.266
1981 Coca-Cola 500 Terry Labonte 162.940
1980 Atlanta Journal 500 Bobby Allison 165.620
1980 Atlanta 500 Buddy Baker 166.212
1979 Dixie 500 Buddy Baker 164.813
1979 Atlanta 500 Buddy Baker 165.951
1978 Dixie 500 Cale Yarborough 168.425
1978 Atlanta 500 Cale Yarborough 162.006
1977 Dixie 500 Sam Sommers 160.229
1977 Atlanta 500 Richard Petty 162.501
1976 Dixie 500 Buddy Baker 161.652
1976 Atlanta 500 Dave Marcis 160.709
1975 Dixie 500 Dave Marcis 160.662
1975 Atlanta 500 Richard Petty 159.029
1974 Dixie 500 Cale Yarborough 156.750
1974 Atlanta 500 David Pearson 159.242
1973 Dixie 500 Richard Petty 157.163
1973 Atlanta 500 Qualifying Not Held
1972 Dixie 500 David Pearson 158.353
1972 Atlanta 500 Bobby Allison 156.245
1971 Dixie 500 Buddy Baker 155.796
1971 Atlanta 500 A.J. Foyt 155.152
1970 Dixie 500 Fred Lorenzen 157.625
1970 Atlanta 500 Cale Yarborough 159.929
1969 Dixie 500 Cale Yarborough 155.413
1969 Atlanta 500 David Pearson 156.794
1968 Dixie 500 Buddy Baker 153.361
1968 Atlanta 500 LeeRoy Yarbrough 155.646
1967 Dixie 500 Darel Dieringer 150.669
1967 Atlanta 500 Cale Yarborough 148.996
1966 Dixie 500 Curtis Turner 148.331
1966 Atlanta 500 Richard Petty 147.742
1965 Dixie 400 Fred Lorenzen 143.407
1965 Atlanta 500 Marvin Panch 145.581
1964 Dixie 400 Junior Johnson 145.906
1964 Atlanta 500 Fred Lorenzen 146.470
1963 Dixie 400 Marvin Panch 140.753
1963 Atlanta 500 Junior Johnson 141.038
1962 Dixie 400 Fireball Roberts 138.978
1962 Atlanta 500 Banjo Matthews 137.640
1961 Dixie 400 Fireball Roberts 136.294
1961 Festival 250 Fireball Roberts 136.088
1961 Atlanta 500 Marvin Panch 135.755
1960 Atlanta 500 Fireball Roberts 134.975
1960 Dixie 300 Fireball Roberts 133.870