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August 16, 1986

Michael Andretti broke the track record while earning the pole position for Sunday's Pocono 500 at Long Pond, Pa.

His fast lap around the 2.5-mile Pocono International Raceway tri-oval was 205.724 m.p.h., which topped the mark of 203.532 set a year ago by Rick Mears, who went on to win the race.

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