Found June 08, 2012 on Speed Network:

AJ Allmendinger has been fast in testing this week at Pocono Raceway...

Allmendinger Eager To Race on Pocono’s New Surface

Shell-Pennzoil Dodge driver AJ Allmendinger and his Todd Gordon-led No. 22 Penske Racing Team were among the five crews participating in the April Goodyear Tire testing at Pocono Raceway. They were certainly pleased with what they saw, but agree that NASCAR adding two days of testing prior to this weekend’s race was a good idea. “The new racing surface is as smooth as glass and...

Allmendinger needs strong Pocono run

AJ Allmendinger won NASCAR's first test session at Pocono Raceway on Thursday morning with a lap of 177.190 mph. Lap speeds increased in the afternoon on the newly repaved 2.5-mile track, and Allmendinger slipped to seventh on the speed chart -- even though he improved his speed to 178.809 mph. But considering the struggles the Penske Racing driver has experienced in the No...

Could Home Depot join Penske as sponsor?

Joey Logano, driver of the #20 The Home Depot Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway on June 1, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. (May 31, 2012 - Source: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images North America) Let the speculation begin. The Home Depot now offers Penske trucks for rental at some of it’s stores. Could the...

Pocono 400 by #NASCAR from Pocono Second Practice Times

AJ Allmendinger led the way with a lap of 50.793 seconds in the second practice for the Pocono 400 by #NASCAR from Pocono. Rounding out the top five was Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Martin, Clint Bowyer, and Denny Hamlin. Pos Car Driver Team Time Behind 1 22 AJ Allmendinger Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 50.793 Leader 2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 50.962 -0.169 3 55...

Drivers expect records to fall now

The new surface at Pocono Raceway can be described in one word: fast. Two drivers topped the 175 mile-per-hour range -- Mark Martin with a lap of 175.380 mph, just slightly faster than AJ Allmendinger's speed of 175.029 mph. In the first test session at the track Wednesday, 22 drivers broke the qualifying record of 172.533 set by Kasey Kahne in 2004 -- and that was in race...

NASCAR: Drivers Setting Record Pace at Newly Repaved Pocono Raceway

  Speed – and plenty of it – has been the buzz word at newly repaved Pocono Raceway as teams prepare for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR. On Thursday, Kasey Kahne put down the overall fastest lap at 179.490 mph during the afternoon session. A.J. Allmendinger set the pace in the morning session at 177.190 mph – well ahead of the 175.380 mph fast lap Mark Martin...

Sprint Cup test speeds from Pocono

PosTeamSpeedLap ## Laps-Fastest-Next155Mark Martin Toyota51.317175.3801737---.--- ---.--- 222AJ Allmendinger Dodge51.420175.0291942-0.103-0.103348Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet51.485174.8082129-0.168-0.065429Kevin Harvick Chevrolet51.521174.6863241-0.204-0.03655Kasey...

Pocono 400 by #NASCAR from Pocono First Practice Times

Mark Martin led the way with a lap of 51.317 seconds in the first practice for the Pocono 400 by #NASCAR from Pocono. Rounding out the top five was AJ Allmendinger, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, and Kasey Kahne. Pos Car Driver Team Time Behind 1 55 Mark Martin  Toyota 51.317 Leader 2 22 AJ Allmendinger  Dodge 51.420 -0.103 3 48 Jimmie Johnson  Chevrolet 51.485...
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