NASCAR Sprint Cup Teams Test At Newly Repaved Michigan International Speedway
Teams On The Fast Track For Second Week In A Row

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 14, 2012) – For the second consecutive week, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams tested on a newly repaved race track and the reaction coming out of Thursday’s test session at Michigan International Speedway ranged from “holding your breath” to “being quite a rush.”

Speeds exceeded the 200 mile per hour barrier, with four drivers posting fastest lap times in excess of 200 miles per hour in the morning session when conditions were ideal for going fast. Teams arrived a day early to prepare for Sunday’s running of the 44th annual Quicken Loans 400 at MIS (1 p.m., TNT).

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BROOKLYN, Mich. (April 4, 2012) – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kyle Busch concluded Goodyear Tire testing at Michigan International Speedway on Wednesday. The session was the second day for the test.

Speeds were very quick. Montoya said minimum speed was 189 mph, but cars were going above 215 in the straightaways.

The test is a result of the track’s repave, finished last November. This was the fourth repave – 1977, 1986 and 1995.

PHOTO CREDIT: Todd Davis, LAT USA

1 16 Greg Biffle Pure Michigan Ford 37.826 190.345
2 17 Matt Kenseth Kroger Ford 37.853 190.209
3 39 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevrolet 37.980 189.573
4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 38.036 189.294
5 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST / GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 38.057 189.190
6 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 38.094 189.006
7 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 38.149 188.734
8 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevrolet 38.162 188.669
9 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 38.176 188.600
10 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet 38.204 188.462
11 27 Paul Menard Duracell / Menards Chevrolet 38.221 188.378
12 00 David Reutimann Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 38.226 188.353
13 22 Kurt Busch Shell Pennzoil Dodge 38.251 188.230
14 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 38.275 188.112
15 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 38.280 188.088
16 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 38.286 188.058
17 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 38.297 188.004
18 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Office Depot Chevrolet 38.298 187.999

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19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 38.344 187.774
20 21 Trevor Bayne (i) JDRF / Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford 38.347 187.759

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