Kurt Busch and Trevor Bayne top 211 mph at MIS test Kurt Busch and Trevor Bayne spent the past two days at Michigan International Speedway testing NASCAR’s Gen-6 Car for their respective Furniture Row Racing and Wood Brothers Racing teams.
The drivers have been preparing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 on June 18 and the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 18.
“Raw speed,” Busch said. “This place is fast. It’s fun. You always pull the belts down tight for your first lap out.”
The speeds were once again fast as both teams continued to work on the setup of their cars on the two-mile oval, continuing MIS as NASCAR’s fastest track.
Busch’s top average speed around the two-mile oval was 195.865 mph with a top speed of 212 mph down the back stretch.
Bayne was nearly as fast on the second day of his test. He clicked off a lap at 193.500 mph with a top speed of 211.500 mph.
Michigan International Speedway became NASCAR’s fastest racetrack in June 2012 when Marcos Ambrose qualified at 203.241 mph for the Quicken Loans 400. It was the 11th-fastest pole-winning speed in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history and the first time the pole winning speed was faster than 200 mph at a track other than Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona International Speedway.
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