Indianapolis: Goodyear Racing statement

GOODYEAR STATEMENT ON TIRE WEAR FOR THE ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD: SPEEDWAY, Ind. (Aug. 5, 2006) -- Goodyear released the following statement after Saturday's practice for Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at...

GOODYEAR STATEMENT ON TIRE WEAR FOR THE ALLSTATE 400 AT THE BRICKYARD:

SPEEDWAY, Ind. (Aug. 5, 2006) -- Goodyear released the following statement after Saturday's practice for Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

STU GRANT, general manager of global race tires: "Through the final practice session on Saturday, Goodyear engineers reported tire wear is improving. As with all "green" track surfaces, we see rather high tire wear that will slow down as the track rubbers in. That is the case here this weekend.

Also, a number of cars were running with their left front tires under the recommended air pressure inflation. Some teams experienced classic overdeflection failures as a result. Our engineers say the solution to the situation is for the teams to run higher air pressure in their left front tires.

Based on our analysis, in the incident during today's practice it appeared the left front tire on Kurt Busch's car had been underinflated. There could have been a puncture. We are not sure if it was low air pressure or a puncture that caused the tire to go down."

Note:

The minimum recommended air pressures are as follows:
Left front: 18 psi
Left rear: 17 psi
Right front: 37 psi
Right rear: 33 psi

-goodyear

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch