I am really excited to get to Pocono Raceway this weekend.

This will be the first race on its brand-new surface. The speeds this weekend in practice, qualifying and the race should be blistering fast.

One of the things a new surface does is sometimes equalize the field. It’s going to bring some guys into the picture Sunday that normally aren’t that good at Pocono. This will be a good test of what you can do with a slick race car and a lot of horsepower. Pocono has always been known for being a track where drivers need to be able to come off that No. 3 corner and haul butt down that long straightaway.