Goodyear statement on Medlen accident tire

Goodyear statement concerning Eric Medlen's tire Goodyear's engineers and research scientists have now been able to piece together and examine the complete right rear tire from Eric Medlen's car after the remaining 10 percent of the tire was ...

Goodyear statement concerning Eric Medlen's tire

Goodyear's engineers and research scientists have now been able to piece together and examine the complete right rear tire from Eric Medlen's car after the remaining 10 percent of the tire was recovered. The inspection revealed that the air loss was the result of a puncture to the inside sidewall. The cause of the puncture damage to the tire is still under investigation.

Goodyear has shared the results of its analysis with both John Force Racing and the NHRA. This specific tire code -- D2420 -- has been determined to be structurally sound and will continue to be used in both Funny Car and Top Fuel events.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Eric's family and everyone at John Force Racing.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers John Force , Eric Medlen