posted on Feb, 18 2004 @ 10:44 PM
NASCAR went to a softer tire this year, compared to the rock hard ones last year.
They provide much more patch grip, but the problem is the tire grips, going hard into the turn the weight shifts to the right front, and the tire
still sticks, ripping the tire, popping the bead, or pulling pavement off the track.
It takes a bit more finesse using the tires.
toejam, I hadnt heard they were switching tires for this race. If this is true,...I still stand by my pick for the win.
But it would make sense at the rock.
[Edited on 04/10/03 by smirkley]