posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 08:17 PM
i fth egrinding machines had left microscopic ridges it would seem to me that they could have dragged one of those big concrete blocks around the
track for a day or so and ground them off...
It's not Goodyear's fault, it's just too fast for what we've got," said Tommy Baldwin, crew chief for Kasey Kahne. "They don't make a tire for this
place. [The track] did it [levigation] without telling anybody."
Added Mike Bliss, who was one of those collected in one of the tire-related wrecks, "It's not a Goodyear problem." Tony Stewart was among others who
echoed that sentiment.
The diamond-ground levigation of Lowe's 1½-mile surface was supposed to smooth out some of the race track's notorious and legendary bumps and dips.
But instead of fixing what had been a problem for years, the process created a whole new problem: unmanageably high speeds that the tires couldn't
goodyear knew they had a problem after the spring race and it was reinforced after the test runs a couple of weeks ago, i think that it is goodyears
responsibility to provide a safe tire for the track, saying that the speeds suprised them doesn't hold water, without the big bump between turns 3-4
would naturally make the cars faster as well as a smoother surface all around the track..this is not the first track where we have seen tire problems
this year, they have been an issue all season, this week they are magnified because it is one of the chase races...