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Will a faster Pocono be a better one?

Updated: June 10, 2012, 6:18 PM ET
By K. Lee Davis | ESPN.com

LONG POND, Pa. -- It was a foregone conclusion the track record lap speed for stock cars was going to fall during qualifying for Sunday's Pocono 400; the question was by how much.

Joey Logano put his name in the record book -- for now -- with a 50.112-second lap at 179.598 mph average Saturday, eclipsing the mark of 172.553 posted by Kasey Kahne in 2004. In all, 36 drivers surpassed Kahne's old record in qualifying.

Yes, the repaved Pocono Raceway is bad fast, and that ...

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