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Pocono Raceway Pole Winners
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Year Race Driver Qualifying Speed
2019 Gander RV 400 Kevin Harvick 174.058
2019 Pocono 400 William Byron 173.494
2018 Gander Outdoors 400 Daniel Suarez 176.988
2018 Pocono 400 Ryan Blaney 176.897
2017 Overton’s 400 Kyle Busch 179.372
2017 Axalta presents the Pocono 400 Kyle Busch 179.151
2016 Pennsylvania 400 Martin Truex Jr. 179.244
2016 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 Brad Keselowski 181.726
2015 Windows 10 400 Kyle Busch 178.416
2015 Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 Kurt Busch 177.599
2014 GoBowling.com 400 Kyle Larson 183.438
2014 Pocono 400 Denny Hamlin 181.415
2013 GoBowling.com 400 Jimmie Johnson 180.654
2013 Party in the Poconos 400 Qualifying Not Held
2012 Pennsylvania 400 Juan Pablo Montoya 176.043
2012 Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR Joey Logano 179.598
2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 Joey Logano 172.055
2011 5-hour Energy 500 Kurt Busch 171.579
2010 Sunoco Red Cross 500 Tony Stewart 171.393
2010 Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Kyle Busch 169.485
2009 Sunoco Red Cross 500 Qualifying Not Held
2009 Pocono 500 Qualifying Not Held
2008 Pennsylvania 500 Jimmie Johnson 168.215
2008 Pocono 500 Kasey Kahne 170.219
2007 Pennsylvania 500 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 169.975
2007 Pocono 500 Ryan Newman 170.062
2006 Pennsylvania 500 Denny Hamlin 169.827
2006 Pocono 500 Denny Hamlin 169.638
2005 Pennsylvania 500 Jamie McMurray 168.761
2005 Pocono 500 Michael Waltrip 169.052
2004 Pennsylvania 500 Casey Mears 171.720
2004 Pocono 500 Kasey Kahne 172.533
2003 Pennsylvania 500 Ryan Newman 170.358
2003 Pocono 500 Jimmie Johnson 170.645
2002 Pennsylvania 500 Bill Elliott 170.568
2002 Pocono 500 Qualifying Not Held
2001 Pennsylvania 500 Todd Bodine 170.326
2001 Pocono 500 Ricky Rudd 170.503
2000 Pennsylvania 500 Tony Stewart 172.391
2000 Pocono 500 Rusty Wallace 171.625
1999 Pennsylvania 500 Mike Skinner 170.451
1999 Pocono 500 Sterling Marlin 170.506
1998 Pennsylvania 500 Ward Burton 168.805
1998 Pocono 500 Jeff Gordon 168.042
1997 Pennsylvania 500 Joe Nemechek 168.881
1997 Pocono 500 Bobby Hamilton 168.089
1996 Miller 500 Mark Martin 168.410
1996 UAW/GM Teamwork 500 Jeff Gordon 169.725
1995 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Bill Elliott 162.496
1995 UAW-GM Teamwork 500 Ken Schrader 163.375
1994 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Geoffrey Bodine 163.689
1994 UAW-GM Teamwork 500 Rusty Wallace 164.558
1993 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Ken Schrader 162.934
1993 Champion Spark Plug 500 Ken Schrader 162.816
1992 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Davey Allison 162.022
1992 Champion Spark Plug 500 Ken Schrader 162.499
1991 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Alan Kulwicki 161.473
1991 Champion Spark Plug 500 Mark Martin 161.996
1990 AC Spark Plug 500 Mark Martin 158.264
1990 Miller Genuine Draft 500 Ernie Irvan 158.750
1989 AC Spark Plug 500 Ken Schrader 157.809
1989 Miller High Life 500 Rusty Wallace 157.489
1988 AC Spark Plug 500 Morgan Shepherd 157.153
1988 Miller High Life 500 Alan Kulwicki 158.806
1987 Summer 500 Tim Richmond 155.979
1987 Miller High Life 500 Terry Labonte 155.502
1986 Summer 500 Harry Gant 154.392
1986 Miller High Life 500 Geoffrey Bodine 153.625
1985 Summer 500 Bill Elliott 151.973
1985 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Bill Elliott 152.563
1984 Like Cola 500 Bill Elliott 152.184
1984 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Neil Bonnett 150.921
1983 Like Cola 500 Tim Richmond 151.981
1983 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Darrell Waltrip 152.315
1982 Mountain Dew 500 Cale Yarborough 150.764
1982 Van Scoy Diamond Mine 500 Qualifying Not Held
1981 Mountain Dew 500 Darrell Waltrip 150.148
1980 Coca-Cola 500 Cale Yarborough 151.469
1979 Coca-Cola 500 Harry Gant 148.711
1978 Coca-Cola 500 Benny Parsons 149.235
1977 Coca-Cola 500 Darrell Waltrip 147.591
1976 Purolator 500 Cale Yarborough 147.865
1975 Purolator 500 Bobby Allison 146.491
1974 Purolator 500 Buddy Baker 144.122
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