Found June 06, 2012 on Fan View Point:
Jeff Burton tests the new pavement at Pocono todayToday marked the first full field test at the newly re-paved Pocono Speedway, and 22 driver's eclipsed the old qualifying record held by Kasey Kahne. Mark Martin led the charge, with a top speed 175.380 mph, nearly five miles per hour faster than Kahne's old mark.Ryan Newman had the fastest 10 lap average, coming in at 173.263 mph.“They did a great job; (the) track was really nice and smooth (with) good grip,” said four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, a five-time winner at Pocono. “We have had some repaves where it is a handful and pretty slick. That was not the case at all today.”“You never know what to expect when a race track gets paved,” said Jeff Burton. “This pavement is unbelievably just nice, smooth. The quality of racing is going to be improved a great deal. [But] it’s still Pocono. It still has the same characteristics and the personality of Pocono, but just has more grip” Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky...

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