The four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion prefers his asphalt and concrete well cured, somewhat older and race-ready.

 

But after the second day of Goodyear tire testing at Michigan International Speedway on Wednesday, Gordon gave the repave project at the big oval in the Irish Hills a definite thumbs-up.

 

Gordon, along with fellow Cup drivers Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kyle Busch, spent a picture-perfect Wednesday at MIS pushing straightaway speeds up to about 215 miles per hour, while running harder and deeper into the turns than ever.