DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - 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 three, 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 daylong session. NASCAR teams have previously tested the car at Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motorspeedway.
Edwards found the new machine to be faster that racers should expect better handling and tighter racing at the Southern 500.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Odds to win the Daytona 500 @ Daytona International Speedway
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #88 +600
Brad Keselowski #2 +650
Kevin Harvick #4 +1000
Kyle Busch #18 +1000
Joey Logano #22 +1000

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Can Dale Jr. win in 2017? After missing a large chunk of the 2016 season due to a concussion, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is ready to go for 2017. Can he be a championship...
Thumbnail Edwards steps away from NASCAR In a surprising move this week, Carl Edwards has chosen to leave NASCAR and step away from his racing career.