Will Kansas Speedway get its groove back?
Speeds dropped dramatically on the newly repaved 1.5-mile track as temperatures crept into the high 60s on Saturday.
Matt Kenseth topped the speed chart with a lap of 182.760 mph in Happy Hour, but that was considerably slower than his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle's lap (186.156 mph) and way off Kasey Kahne's record-setting qualifying run of 191.360 mph Friday.
AJ Allmendinger, who is subbing for Regan Smith in the Phoenix Racing ride, was amazed how the track changed from testing Wednesday through Saturday afternoon.
"It's been four days, and the track is completely different than anything we've seen," Allmendinger said. "With the sun out, it's slick now. You've seen that in the repaves. Phoenix, last year when they dropped the green and everyone was sliding around. Michigan, this year, I felt like I was sliding around. With the sun out -- and the track has been oiled down about 15,000 times (laughs). At the end of that prac...