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Brickyard 400 Craptacular Tires

I’m watching NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 today and I’m absolutely appalled at the tire situation. The tires that Goodyear provided for the race don’t seem to be lasting more than 10 to 20 laps, failing with deadly consequences. Matt Kenseth’s right rear tire just detonated taking out the whole window and quarter panel back there before sending him into a spin! In a 160 lap race, I don’t see how this can possibly work out. Makes one wonder if having one company make tires for everyone is such a good idea…

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[…] In case you don’t know, the Brickyard 400 race in Indianapolis, Indiana had severe tire problems for all of the cars. The management instituted “competitive yellow flags” that allowed all of the drivers to pit their cars and get new rubber.  While the cause of this fiasco appears to be multi-faceted, the solution that NASCAR management put in place was terrible.  I am not going to blame the Speedway or Goodyear (although they both should have worked to prevent this problem), I am going to blame NASCAR and the drivers for not dealing with it. […]

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