Gordon Guarantees Tires...

BobBski

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There's a short article and audio on NASCAR.com...Jeff Gordon says he personally guarantees that tires won't be a problem this year at Indy...in fact he said, if anything, the tires are TOO good. He was very adament...my guess, tires won't be an issue.:cool:
 

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Yes it was terrible. Hopefully they've been able to fix the problem like Gordon said. Whit what? 5 or 6 tests that better have come up with something.
 

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Why is it so difficult for them to produce a tire for that track? What is so different about that asphalt? Something changed before last years race but I don't remember what it is. :scratch:
 

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They were saying on either Wind Tunnel or This week in Nascar something about if the go with too soft a tire they can lay rubber down but rip up the tire and if they run too hard a tire the tire seems good but it won't lay any rubber down because the tire is too hard...

OK if anyone saw the same thing and I missed something, please correct me.
 

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They were saying on either Wind Tunnel or This week in Nascar something about if the go with too soft a tire they can lay rubber down but rip up the tire and if they run too hard a tire the tire seems good but it won't lay any rubber down because the tire is too hard...

OK if anyone saw the same thing and I missed something, please correct me.

I heard the same thing and that sounds about right.
 

dpkimmel2001

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They were saying on either Wind Tunnel or This week in Nascar something about if the go with too soft a tire they can lay rubber down but rip up the tire and if they run too hard a tire the tire seems good but it won't lay any rubber down because the tire is too hard...

OK if anyone saw the same thing and I missed something, please correct me.

I understand exactly what you are saying and that is what I know to be true as well. My question is, why is Indy so different than any other track. They have been racing there for years and only recently has there been issues. :scratch:
 

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I thought I heard the new car threw good year for a loop there. I'm not sure of the exact techinal reasons behind it though.
 

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I understand exactly what you are saying and that is what I know to be true as well. My question is, why is Indy so different than any other track. They have been racing there for years and only recently has there been issues. :scratch:

Well ya they have been racing this track a long time but not with the new car so I am sure that has alot to do with it..
 

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I hope hes right I couldn't watch that abortion they called a race last year

You know what's worse than the tires at Indy? Having to listen to the IMS Radio Network call the race. Now after 15yrs You'd think they'd do a better job calling a stock car race :worried:
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You know what's worse than the tires at Indy? Having to listen to the IMS Radio Network call the race. Now after 15yrs You'd think they'd do a better job calling a stock car race :worried:
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I could not agree more on that. They are horrible IMO!
 

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Again, I understand what you're saying but that's also true with all of the other tracks.

Just found this in an article though it still doesn't give a full detailed answer.

"For us, it was all about changing the particle size of the wear debris," Grant said. "We didn't get that fine dusty wear that we had last July. We managed to make it a little bit stickier. We changed the compound formulation so that the wear particles were larger and rubbering the racetrack.

"On this abrasive of a racetrack, you have to rubber in up the racetrack. There's no other way around it. You're going to have that really, really fast, harsh wear because it's so abrasive."
 

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And from another article from the week after the race:
The new car is a heavier model that puts significantly more stress on right-side tires, and Goodyear's inventory last weekend couldn't hold up to the pressure.

"It's obvious that we didn't go there with the right car-slash-tire combination," Pemberton conceded.
 

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Of course Jeff Gordon won't have tire problems at Indy. Hendrick puts a special treatment on the tires which make them last longer, and is totally undetectable by Nascar.
 

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Of course Jeff Gordon won't have tire problems at Indy. Hendrick puts a special treatment on the tires which make them last longer, and is totally undetectable by Nascar.

so, why else would Jimmie had won that race..... Damn it wouldn't have been because he is good...lol
 

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I don't care if the tire last or not. I don't watch races at Indy.

The heavy car is a factor but I think the track itself is too. Those corners EAT tires.