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Richmond Raceway Pole Winners
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Year Race Driver Qualifying Speed
2018 Federated Auto Parts 400 Kevin Harvick 121.880
2018 Toyota Owners 400 Martin Truex Jr. 123.859
2017 Federated Auto Parts 400 Matt Kenseth 122.421
2017 Toyota Owners 400 Matt Kenseth 121.076
2016 Federated Auto Parts 400 Denny Hamlin 122.344
2016 Toyota Owners 400 Qualifying Not Held
2015 Federated Auto Parts 400 Joey Logano 126.470
2015 Toyota Owners 400 Joey Logano 127.071
2014 Federated Auto Parts 400 Brad Keselowski 126.618
2014 Toyota Owners 400 Qualifying Not Held
2013 Federated Auto Parts 400 Jeff Gordon 130.599
2013 Toyota Owners 400 Matt Kenseth 130.334
2012 Federated Auto Parts 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 127.023
2012 Capital City 400 Mark Martin 128.327
2011 Wonderful Pistachios 400 David Reutimann 127.383
2011 Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Juan Pablo Montoya 128.639
2010 Air Guard 400 Carl Edwards 127.883
2010 Crown Royal Presents the Heath Calhoun 400 Kyle Busch 127.077
2009 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Mark Martin 126.808
2009 Crown Royal Presents the Russ Friedman 400 Brian Vickers 127.131
2008 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Qualifying Not Held
2008 Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 Denny Hamlin 126.198
2007 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Jimmie Johnson 126.298
2007 Crown Royal Presents the Jim Stewart 400 Jeff Gordon 126.251
2006 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Denny Hamlin 127.986
2006 Crown Royal 400 Greg Biffle 127.395
2005 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Kevin Harvick 128.425
2005 Chevy American Revolution 400 Kasey Kahne 129.964
2004 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Ryan Newman 128.700
2004 Chevy American Revolution 400 Brian Vickers 129.983
2003 Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Mike Skinner 125.792
2003 Pontiac Excitement 400 Terry Labonte 126.511
2002 Chevy Monte Carlo 400 Jimmie Johnson 126.145
2002 Pontiac Excitement 400 Ward Burton 127.388
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 Jeff Gordon 124.902
2001 Pontiac Excitement 400 Mark Martin 124.613
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 400 Jeff Burton 125.780
2000 Pontiac Excitement 400 Rusty Wallace 124.740
1999 Exide Select Batteries 400 Mike Skinner 125.465
1999 Pontiac Excitement 400 Jeff Gordon 126.499
1998 Exide Select Batteries 400 Rusty Wallace 125.377
1998 Pontiac Excitement 400 Jeff Gordon 125.558
1997 Exide NASCAR Select 400 Bill Elliott 124.723
1997 Pontiac Excitement 400 Qualifying Not Held
1996 Miller 400 Mark Martin 124.723
1996 Pontiac Excitement 400 Terry Labonte 123.728
1995 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Dale Earnhardt 122.543
1995 Pontiac Excitement 400 Jeff Gordon 124.757
1994 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Ted Musgrave 124.052
1994 Pontiac Excitement 400 Ted Musgrave 123.474
1993 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Bobby Labonte 122.006
1993 Pontiac Excitement 400 Ken Schrader 123.164
1992 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Ernie Irvan 120.784
1992 Pontiac Excitement 400 Bill Elliott 121.337
1991 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Rusty Wallace 120.590
1991 Pontiac Excitement 400 Davey Allison 120.428
1990 Miller Genuine Draft 400 Ernie Irvan 119.872
1990 Pontiac Excitement 400 Ricky Rudd 119.617
1989 Miller High Life 400 Bill Elliott 121.136
1989 Pontiac Excitement 400 Geoffrey Bodine 120.573
1988 Miller High Life 400 Davey Allison 122.850
1988 Pontiac Excitement 400 Morgan Shepherd 94.645
1987 Wrangler Jeans Indigo 400 Alan Kulwicki 94.052
1987 Miller High Life 400 Alan Kulwicki 95.153
1986 Wrangler Indigo 400 Harry Gant 93.966
1986 Miller High Life 400 Qualifying Not Held
1985 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Geoffrey Bodine 94.535
1985 Miller High Life 400 Darrell Waltrip 95.218
1984 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Darrell Waltrip 92.518
1984 Miller High Life 400 Darrell Waltrip 93.817
1983 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Darrell Waltrip 96.069
1983 Richmond 400 Ricky Rudd 93.439
1982 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Bobby Allison 93.435
1982 Richmond 400 Darrell Waltrip 93.256
1981 Wrangler SanforSet 400 Mark Martin 93.435
1981 Richmond 400 Morgan Shepherd 92.821
1980 Capital City 400 Cale Yarborough 93.466
1980 Richmond 400 Darrell Waltrip 93.695
1979 Capital City 400 Dale Earnhardt 92.605
1979 Richmond 400 Bobby Allison 92.957
1978 Capital City 400 Darrell Waltrip 91.964
1978 Richmond 400 Neil Bonnett 93.382
1977 Capital City 400 Benny Parsons 92.281
1977 Richmond 400 Neil Bonnett 93.632
1976 Capital City 400 Benny Parsons 92.460
1976 Richmond 400 Bobby Allison 92.715
1975 Capital City 500 Benny Parsons 91.071
1975 Richmond 500 Richard Petty 93.340
1974 Capital City 500 Richard Petty 88.852
1974 Richmond 500 Bobby Allison 90.362
1973 Capital City 500 Bobby Allison 90.245
1973 Richmond 500 Bobby Allison 90.952
1972 Capital City 500 Bobby Allison 89.669
1972 Richmond 500 Bobby Allison 90.573
1971 Capital City 500 Bill Dennis N/A
1971 Richmond 500 Dave Marcis 87.178
1970 Capital City 500 Richard Petty 87.014
1970 Richmond 500 Richard Petty 89.137
1969 Capital City 400 Richard Petty 91.257
1969 Richmond 250 David Pearson 82.538
1968 Capital City 300 Richard Petty 103.178
1968 Richmond 250 Bobby Isaac 67.822
1967 Capital City 300 Qualifying Not Held
1967 Richmond 250 Richard Petty 70.038
1966 Capital City 300 David Pearson 70.644
1966 Richmond 250 Tom Pistone 70.978
1965 Capital City 300 Dick Hutcherson 67.340
1965 Richmond 250 Junior Johnson 67.847
1964 Capital City 300 Ned Jarrett 66.890
1964 Richmond 250 Ned Jarrett 69.070
1963 Capital City 300 Joe Weatherly 68.104
1963 Richmond 250 Rex White 69.151
1962 Capital City 300 Rex White 66.127
1962 Richmond 250 Qualifying Not Held
1961 Capital City 200 Junior Johnson 65.010
1961 Richmond 200 Richard Petty 66.667
1960 Capital City 200 Ned Jarrett 64.410
1960 Richmond 200 Ned Jarrett 64.560
1959 Capital City 200 Cotton Owens 62.674
1959 Richmond 200 Buck Baker 66.420
1958 Richmond 200 Speedy Thompson 62.915
1957 Richmond 250 Russ Hepler 64.239
1956 Richmond 200 Buck Baker 67.091
1955 Richmond 200 Qualifying Not Held
1953 Richmond 200 Buck Baker 48.465