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It is because, when Formula One first started, so that they could see who was in the lead, they connected a mirror to a pole, so they see who was in the lead. this lead to the saying "pole position"

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In motor sports, the pole position means that the driver ran the fastest time during qualifying. As a result, the driver will be placed in the very front of the field at the start of the race.

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Pole position is the first (front) position on the starting grid. The driver with the fastest qualifying lap gets to start in pole position.

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

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