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Bristol Motor Speedway Pole Winners
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Modern Era

Year Race Driver Qualifying Speed
2019 Food City 500 Chase Elliott 131.713 
2018 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Kyle Larson 127.792 
2018 Food City 500 Kyle Busch 128.822
2017 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Erik Jones 128.082
2017 Food City 500  – Qualifying Not Held
2016 Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Carl Edwards 131.407
2016 Food City 500 Carl Edwards 127.997
2015 IRWIN Tools Night Race Denny Hamlin 131.407
2015 Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes Matt Kenseth 128.632
2014 IRWIN Tools Night Race Kevin Harvick 131.362
2014 Food City 500 Denny Hamlin 129.991
2013 IRWIN Tools Night Race Denny Hamlin 128.969
2013 Food City 500 Kyle Busch 129.535
2012 IRWIN Tools Night Race Qualifying Not Held
2012 Food City 500 Greg Biffle 125.215
2011 IRWIN Tools Night Race Ryan Newman 122.811
2011 Jeff Byrd 500 Carl Edwards 128.014
2010 IRWIN Tools Night Race Jimmie Johnson 123.475
2010 Food City 500 Joey Logano 124.630
2009 Sharpie 500 Mark Martin 124.484
2009 Food City 500 Mark Martin 125.773
2008 Sharpie 500 Carl Edwards 121.860
2008 Food City 500 Qualifying Not Held
2007 Sharpie 500 Kasey Kahne 119.805
2007 Food City 500  Jeff Gordon 125.453
2006 Sharpie 500 Kurt Busch 124.906
2006 Food City 500 Qualifying Not Held
2005 Sharpie 500 Matt Kenseth 127.300
2005 Food City 500 Elliott Sadler 127.733
2004 Sharpie 500 Jeff Gordon 128.520
2004 Food City 500 Ryan Newman 128.313
2003 Sharpie 500 Jeff Gordon 127.597
2003 Food City 500 Ryan Newman 128.709
2002 Sharpie 500 Jeff Gordon 124.034
2002 Food City 500 Jeff Gordon 127.216
2001 Sharpie 500 Jeff Green 123.674
2001 Food City 500 Mark Martin 126.303
2000 goracing.com 500 Rusty Wallace 125.477
2000 Food City 500 Steve Park 126.370
1999 Goody’s Headache Powder 500 Tony Stewart 124.589
1999 Food City 500 Rusty Wallace 125.142
1998 Goody’s Headache Powder 500 Rusty Wallace 125.554
1998 Food City 500 Rusty Wallace 124.275
1997 Goody’s Headache Powders 500 Kenny Wallace 123.039
1997 Food City 500 Rusty Wallace 123.586
1996 Goody’s 500 Mark Martin 124.857
1996 Food City 500 Mark Martin 123.578
1995 Goody’s 500 Mark Martin 125.093
1995 Food City 500 Mark Martin 124.605
1994 Goody’s 500 Harry Gant 124.186
1994 Food City 500 Chuck Bown 124.946
1993 Bud 500 Mark Martin 121.405
1993 Food City 500 Rusty Wallace 120.938
1992 Bud 500 Ernie Irvan 120.535
1992 Food City 500 Alan Kulwicki 122.474
1991 Bud 500 Bill Elliott 116.957
1991 Valleydale Meats 500 Rusty Wallace 118.051
1990 Busch 500 Dale Earnhardt 115.604
1990 Valleydale Meats 500 Ernie Irvan 116.157
1989 Busch 500 Alan Kulwicki 117.043
1989 Valleydale Meats 500 Mark Martin 120.278
1988 Busch 500 Alan Kulwicki 116.893
1988 Valleydale Meats 500 Rick Wilson 117.552
1987 Busch 500 Terry Labonte 115.758
1987 Valleydale Meats 500 Harry Gant 115.674
1986 Busch 500 Geoffrey Bodine 114.665
1986 Valleydale 500 Geoffrey Bodine 114.850
1985 Busch 500 Dale Earnhardt 113.586
1985 Valleydale 500 Harry Gant 112.778
1984 Busch 500 Geoffrey Bodine 111.734
1984 Valleydale 500 Ricky Rudd 111.390
1983 Busch 500 Joe Ruttman 111.923
1983 Valleydale 500 Neil Bonnett 110.409
1982 Busch 500 Tim Richmond 112.507
1982 Valleydale 500 Darrell Waltrip 111.068
1981 Busch 500 Darrell Waltrip 110.818
1981 Valleydale 500 Darrell Waltrip 112.125
1980 Busch Vol. 500 Cale Yarborough 110.990
1980 Valleydale Southeasern 500 Cale Yarborough 111.688
1979 Volunteer 500 Richard Petty 110.524
1979 Southeastern 500 Buddy Baker 111.668
1978 Volunteer 500 Lennie Pond 110.958
1978 Southeastern 500 Neil Bonnett 110.409
1977 Volunteer 500 Cale Yarborough 109.746
1977 Southeastern 500 Cale Yarborough 110.168
1976 Volunteer 400 Darrell Waltrip 110.300
1976 Southeastern 400 Buddy Baker 110.720
1975 Volunteer 500 Cale Yarborough 110.162
1975 Southeastern 500 Buddy Baker 110.951
1974 Volunteer 500 Richard Petty 107.351
1974 Southeastern 500 Donnie Allison 107.785
1973 Volunteer 500 Cale Yarborough 106.472
1973 Southeastern 500 Cale Yarborough 107.608
1972 Volunteer 500 Bobby Allison 107.279
1972 Southeastern 500 Bobby Allison 106.875
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