posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 09:14 PM
finally found what i had been looking for, a few years ago nascar had rain tires for use on road courses only, they had the teams equip the cars with
windshield washers and were prepared to race the 2 road courses in the rain, looks like they had the good sense to abandon that idea....
No wet weather tires at the Glen
By JIM UTTER
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - NASCAR has apparently seen the last of its "wet weather" tires.
Nextel Cup series director John Darby confirmed Friday NASCAR did not update its inventory of wet weather tires this season and brought none to the
track this weekend for Sunday's Sirius at the Glen at Watkins Glen International.
NASCAR has contemplated the use of wet weather tires on the series' two road course events and even went so far as to use them in a practice session
at Watkins Glen two years ago. They have never been used in race conditions.
"We had an inventory of rain tires that had been in circulation for quite a few years to the point where the majority of them were weather cracked and
dried," Darby said.
"We reached the point where we were either going at the wet weather situation full-bore or just disband it."
Darby said NASCAR also considered the importance of the event in determining who will make the 10-race Chase for the Nextel Cup Championship and the
need to race under the best conditions.
"I think in all reality, we are a dry weather sport," Darby said, "and we need to stay that way."