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LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 02: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards attends a NASCAR Evening with Emeril Lagasse at Delmonico Steakhouse in the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino during day one of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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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