pole position


: the front position at the start of a car race
He won the pole position by having the fastest qualifying time.

Examples of pole position in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So Ferrari's Charles Leclerc gets pole position and will share front row with Verstappen's teammate Sergio Pérez. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 29 July 2023 Graham Rahal earned a pole position for the first time in six years, and teammate Christian Lundgaard will start beside him on the front row on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile layout. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Aug. 2023 Thanks to her alliance with Matsson, Shiv seemingly finished the penultimate episode in pole position. Shelly Tan, Washington Post, 26 May 2023 Scott McLaughlin earned the pole position for Sunday's 80-lap race on the 11-turn, 2.17-mile layout. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2023 Fans were not exactly elated when Ben Powers took pole position in the competition at left guard. Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 3 Aug. 2023 The battle for pole position in Formula 1 is heating up between Red Bull teammates Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, while Aston Martin, Mercedes, and Ferrari give chase. Michael Loré, Robb Report, 5 May 2023 Colton Herta earned the pole position and Simon Pagenaud took a wild ride that resulted in him missing the race. Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 2 July 2023 Colton Herta of Andretti Autosport earned the pole position for Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Road America by posting a fastest lap of 1 minute, 40.1945 seconds on this 14-turn, 4.014-mile road course. Steve Megargee, ajc, 17 June 2023 See More

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“Pole position.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pole%20position. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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