One thing is for sure from the newly repaved 1.5-mile oval at Kansas Speedway that has developed is SPEED. After a two-hour Kansas test session that was delayed by rain on Wednesday, 30 out of the 47 cars that tested, turned a faster lap than the current track qualifying record of 180.856 mph set by Matt Kenseth in 2005. Greg Biffle turned the fastest lap of the test session at 184.900 (29.205 seconds).
Among the 47 cars that tested, four were the redesigned 2013 models. The teams testing the 2013 cars were Michael Waltrip Racing, Penske Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Wood Brothers Racing.
Kansas Speedway is the third of three 2012 repaves, joining Michigan International Speedway and Pocono Raceway.
Testing at Kansas continues today until 12:30 p.m. CT.