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When a driver qualifies in first position he wins "the pole".

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What does 'pole position' mean in NASCAR?

When you qualify in the first position for a NASCAR race.


How many Nascar Cup Series pole awards has Jeff Gordon won?

Jeff Gordon has won 74 pole awards in the Nascar Cup Series.


How do you win the pole in NASCAR?

A driver wins the pole in Nascar for having the quickest time on qualifying day. If qualifying is rained out, the driver who is leading the point standings going into that race will start in the first position. But it will not count as a pole award win.


Where can the pole sitter in NASCAR start?

The pole sitter in Nascar has a choice of starting on the inside or the outside of the front row. It depends on whether the driver likes the high line or the low line for that specific track.


Who won the pole position in the first Talladega Nascar race?

Bobby Isaac won the pole position in the first Nascar race at Talladega Superspeedway in September 1969, with a speed of 196.386.


Who is the oldest driver to win a pole in Nascar?

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Who won the pole for the first ever NASCAR race?

The first Nascar race was held at Charlotte Speedway on June 19, 1949. Bob Flock won the pole and Jim Roper won the race.


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How many times has Jeff Gordon started from the pole position in Nascar?

In his career, Jeff Gordon has started from the pole position 72 times in the Nascar Cup Series and 12 times in the Nationwide Series (formerly known as the Busch Series).


Who is the fastest NASCAR driver?

In 1987, Bill Elliott took the pole at Talladega with a speed of 212.809 mph!!


How many pole sitters have won Nascar races?

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What percentage does the pole winner win the race?

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How many times did Richard Petty win from the pole?

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When was Tony Stewart's last Nascar Cup Series pole?

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What is the name of the person who starts a Nascar race?

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What is the name of a person who starts a NASCAR race?

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How do they find out who goes first in NASCAR?

Nascar holds qualifying a day or two prior to the race and that is how the field is set. The pole winner for that day will start in the first position for the race. If qualifying is cancelled, the field is set by owners points.


Who is the only driver to win 3 consecutive Winston cup championships?

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How many pole sitters have also won Nascar Cup Series races on the same weekend in 2011?

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If Tony Stewart got moved from first to last place before the race who wins the Nascar pole position?

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