June 27, 2012 1 Comment
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June 8, 2012
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 7, 2012) – Speed – and plenty of it – was the buzz word at Pocono Raceway during the second of two days of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series testing at the newly-paved 2.5-mile triangular-shaped track as teams prepare for Sunday’s Pocono 400 Presented by #NASCAR.
Kasey Kahne put down the overall fastest lap of the test at 179.490 mph during today’s 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 recorded on Wednesday. A total of 41 cars tested today; yesterday 36 cars were on track.
October 4, 2011
New Asphalt, New Configuration And A New Notebook for Teams At Phoenix
2011) — Among the grocery list of items needed to repave a one-mile race track located just outside of Phoenix: 23,000 tons of asphalt, 7,000 cubic yards of concrete and 600 pounds of rebar. Combine all of that, and you have cars on the race track in Arizona, and the first opportunity for a full-scale NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test on the newly repaved Phoenix International Raceway.
Testing on the repaved and reconfigured one-mile Phoenix oval kicked off Tuesday, the first of a two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session. This was the first opportunity for most teams to test the new track surface following the five-driver Goodyear tire test in late August.
August 17, 2011
(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Goodyear, the exclusive tire for NASCAR, will test Phoenix International Raceway’s new surface August 29-30, with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch participating. The testing sessions will be closed to the general public. All testing activities are subject to weather.