Posted February 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Carl Edwards and several other Sprint Cup stars give the new, faster Gen-6 race car a thumbs-up after a Goodyear tire test Tuesday at Darlington Raceway. Edwards says his digital speedometer on his Ford Fusion hit 193 mph right before entering Turn 3, a typically unheard of speed at the ultra-tricky track. A smiling Edwards says the car was so fast he couldn't look at the speedometer any longer before having to look into the corner. Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., Paul Menard and Juan Pablo Montoya were also at Darlington for the day-long session. NASCAR teams have previously tested the car at Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Edwards found the new machine to be faster and said that racers should expect better handling and tighter racing at the Southern 500.
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