Archive for March 14th, 2008
A few hours after saying that he wasn’t too interested in hearing what Goodyear had to say about making the tires better, Tony Stewart, well, talked to Goodyear. Stewart met with Goodyear General Manager of Worldwide Racing Stu Grant while qualifying was in the process of being washed out by rain. The Joe Gibbs Racing [...]
Rain washed out qualifying Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, giving Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon front-row spots when the field was set by last season’s points.
It has started raining at Bristol Motor Speedway and has brought Sprint Cup practice to a halt. The forecast is for more rain today and an even bigger chance for rain tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates.
In case there was any question about it, Tony Stewart likely won’t be invited back to a Goodyear tire test anytime soon. But officials say that isn’t a result of his vocal criticism of the company for the tire it brought last week to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart, who said after last Sunday’s race that [...]
During a lengthy, unflattering critique of the tires that Goodyear supplied the drivers at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Tony Stewart said that other tire companies would do a better job in NASCAR. While Stewart really was not calling for a tire war, his words surely hit a nerve in Daytona Beach and Akron, Ohio, cities where [...]
Jeff Gordon, Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman not only found a smoother surface this week at Darlington Raceway, they found about 18 more mph. Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports’ Chevrolet, Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing Ford and Newman’s Penske Racing Dodge took part in a Goodyear Tire test session at Darlington, which had just finished repaving its 58-year-old [...]