Atlanta Motor Speedway test quotes 2010-01-12

Goodyear Tire Test Note on Rear Wing from Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2009) -- With Goodyear tire testing ongoing at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the March 7 Kobalt Tools 500, two NASCAR notables commented on possible changes to...

Goodyear Tire Test Note on Rear Wing from Atlanta Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 12, 2009) -- With Goodyear tire testing ongoing at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the March 7 Kobalt Tools 500, two NASCAR notables commented on possible changes to the rear wing on NASCAR's COT.

Carl Edwards and Alan Gustafson, crew chief for Mark Martin, offered a point-counterpoint debate on the topic in separate interviews during their designated lunch break.

Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford:

"I think whatever [NASCAR] can do to take downforce away is great for the sport, great for the racing and good for the fans. Atlanta is one of the last tracks where you can really manhandle a car, drive and slide the car sideways. Taking downforce away will make more tracks like that, which is good."

Alan Gustafson, crew chief for Mark Martin's No. 5 Kellogg's/Carquest Chevrolet:

"Aesthetically, I like the spoiler. I grew up watching cars with a spoiler on there. I think it aesthetically makes sense. But I think we just have to be careful; we have refined these cars now to where they drive good with a good aero balance. We can't throw that away for the aesthetics of the spoiler, so we have to make sure performance wise that the aerodynamic balance of the car is similar or better than what we have now."

-source: ams

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Carl Edwards , Mark Martin