CHAMPCAR/CART: Firestone Nazareth race notes

The Firestone engineers and chemists knew the Nazareth oval could be tough on tires, so they set out to design and produce a Firehawk racing radial that would be durable and long lasting. They succeeded; the tire for this race gave drivers the...

The Firestone engineers and chemists knew the Nazareth oval could be tough on tires, so they set out to design and produce a Firehawk racing radial that would be durable and long lasting. They succeeded; the tire for this race gave drivers the long wear and good grip needed all throughout the 225-lap event.

Quote from Joe Barbieri, Bridgestone/Firestone Motorsports Project Supervisor: "Most teams reported tire wear was exceptional during this race, allowing them to perform with great consistency whether the Firehawks had seven laps or seventy laps on them. We think that contributed to a great race, and gave the drivers an opportunity to showcase their skills. We congratulate Scott Dixon and the PacWest team for a stellar effort. We had an opportunity to work with Scott in the Dayton Indy Lights Championship, and we knew he would be a strong contender in CART. He proved that today."

Quote from Scott Dixon, PacWest Racing, Toyota/Reynard/Firestone: "The tires were fantastic. They stayed consistent throughout the race, and they were consistent from set to set. I've very happy with them."

Quote from Kenny Brack, Team Rahal, Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Firestone: "The tires worked good. I put over a hundred laps on one set and they held up really well. We had absolutely no problems with them all day."

Quote from Michael Andretti, Team Motorola, Honda/Reynard/Firestone: "The Firestones were too good today. I was hoping that the leaders would slow down as their tires went away, but that never happened." <pre> Temperature Information Aime: Ambient: Track: 1:30 p.m. 67 112 3:00 p.m. 68 114

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Scott Dixon , Kenny Brack