LONG POND, Pa. (AP) -- Joey Logano turned a lap of 179.598 mph on Saturday to set the track record during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
Logano wasn't alone in topping the mark. There were 36 drivers who posted a speed faster than the 172.533 mph set by Kasey Kahne on June 11, 2004.
Carl Edwards joins Logano on the front row for Sunday's 400-mile race. Paul Menard, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.
Drivers have raved about a repave on the 2 1/2-mile track that led to the increased speeds.
Logano won his first pole of the season. He also had the fastest lap in Friday's practice.
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