Friday, June 15, 2012

Goodyear To Make Tire Change For Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400

Garage buzzing about tires Friday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 15, 2012) – Goodyear will make a tire change for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The decision was made Friday evening after teams had tires that were blistering following Friday’s practice sessions at the newly-repaved 2.0-mile track.

Goodyear will bring a tougher left side tire from Charlotte that the teams will use in Sunday’s event. The teams will qualify Saturday as scheduled at 1:10 p.m. ET with the tires previously allotted by Goodyear. Following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the teams will be given a 75-minute practice session with the new left side tires that will start at approximately 6 p.m.

“With the new repave here at Michigan, coupled with the high temperatures we’re seeing this weekend, we feel this change will help us put on the best race possible on Sunday,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition.


Good Move by NASCAR! We don't need tires blowing up. ruining what should be a very fast and entertaining race to watch. Imagine blowing a tire at 217 mph coming into a turn. It would have been a short day for a lot of good cars with the tires they ran in Fridays practice.  

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