Greg Biffle was top of the speed charts after the first session of testing at Kansas Speedway. Rain shortened the team’s track time to just two hours, but Biffle had a fast lap of 29.205 seconds around the 1.5-mile track. All three Roush Fenway Fords found themselves inside the top 10 after the first session.
“It’s really smooth and fast,” said Biffle. “It reminds me a lot of the other repaves; pretty good, not real bumpy and you can feel the grooves in the pavement going from one lane to another. The tire is super hard. It’s hard to get going, it takes about 10 laps before the car has real good grip, but it’s getting better. Hopefully by Friday the tire will fire off a little bit better with more rubber on the track. Turns 3 and 4 have a tremendous amount of grip with the repave, but 1 and 2 feel pretty much the same to me. I think it’s going to be a good race Sunday, we need to get the track widened out with more rubber on it. Typically, the first repaves might be a little more single file as people kind of are exploring the track a little bit.”