NASCAR must keep Goodyear on track

Jul 29, 2008 Full story: Augusta Chronicle 54

Yes, the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was a debacle. No point in denying it.

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Kyle Universe

#21 Oct 6, 2008
snow wrote:
<quoted text>Well thats just great he did not save himself from destroying all the other cars.
He don't know how to draft. All Pansy's to the back please.....
Pfft. At least Carl isn't out of shape.
Jim

Beans Purchase, NH

#22 Oct 6, 2008
You all may want to step back and take a breather.

The tire issue was not just a Goodyear issue.

The Arca race held on Firday night also had tire problems and they use Hoosier tires.

Different car, different tires both with the same problem.

Hmmm....

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Kyle Universe

#23 Oct 6, 2008
I'm thinking maybe it's the track.

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#24 Oct 7, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
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Pfft. At least Carl isn't out of shape.
Being in good shape don't mean shit when you hit your team mates and take them out + all the others. He needs to learn to draft...
Christy88

San Antonio, TX

#25 Oct 7, 2008
Jim wrote:
You all may want to step back and take a breather.
The tire issue was not just a Goodyear issue.
The Arca race held on Firday night also had tire problems and they use Hoosier tires.
Different car, different tires both with the same problem.
Hmmm....
I believe it had alot to do with the track and not just the tires alone
Les2

Sharon, PA

#26 Oct 7, 2008
Christy88 wrote:
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I believe it had alot to do with the track and not just the tires alone
I'd have to agree with you and add something to that....overinflated tires.

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Hamilton, Bermuda

#27 Oct 7, 2008
snow wrote:
<quoted text>Well thats just great he did not save himself from destroying all the other cars.
He don't know how to draft. All Pansy's to the back please.....
Oh please he was bump drafting and Biffle lost it... coulda happened to anybody... doesn't mean he don't kno how to draft... if that were the case he woulda lost the draft and been lapped like jimmie was lol. Its called an ACCIDENT for a reason.

Seroiosly though, Goodyear needs to look at its tire program cuz this needs to stop
Junior Nation

United States

#28 Oct 7, 2008
snow wrote:
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Being in good shape don't mean shit when you hit your team mates and take them out + all the others. He needs to learn to draft...
A lot of these drivers need to learn how to draft properly. This is why Jr will only work with a few of them. CE screwed up big time and took out a lot of really good cars. Cars that had been mixing it up for the lead all day long. Six pack abs has nothing at all to do with knowing how to draft. That's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. Maybe CE should put some of that muscle in his brain.

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Kyle Universe

#29 Oct 7, 2008
He has a brain thank you. Maybe that
is why he is still in contention for the cup and Jr is not.
Junior Nation

United States

#30 Oct 7, 2008
Kai 24-ALWAYS wrote:
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Oh please he was bump drafting and Biffle lost it... coulda happened to anybody... doesn't mean he don't kno how to draft... if that were the case he woulda lost the draft and been lapped like jimmie was lol. Its called an ACCIDENT for a reason.
Seroiosly though, Goodyear needs to look at its tire program cuz this needs to stop
He bumped GB going into turn 3 which is a huge NO NO. Even me, just being a fan knows that you can not bump another car going into a corner because all that does is cause "THE BIG ONE" which is exactly what it did. A lot of good cars where taken out by a veteran driver that made a rookie mistake.

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Kyle Universe

#31 Oct 7, 2008
Yes, it was a mistake. a lot of drivers have done the same thing before yet you are all ready to hang Carl for it.

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Hamilton, Bermuda

#32 Oct 7, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
Yes, it was a mistake. a lot of drivers have done the same thing before yet you are all ready to hang Carl for it.
Well said... the way how these cars run... he could have easily had a push and just so happened to bump biffle... i doubt he meant to bump him in the corner, it happens... he took himself out to so he paid for it. I don't know why these types of things are always passed off as "rookie" mistakes because vets make plenty mistakes too.

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Kyle Universe

#33 Oct 7, 2008
Kai 24-ALWAYS wrote:
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Well said... the way how these cars run... he could have easily had a push and just so happened to bump biffle... i doubt he meant to bump him in the corner, it happens... he took himself out to so he paid for it. I don't know why these types of things are always passed off as "rookie" mistakes because vets make plenty mistakes too.
I agree. And Carl did apologize afterwards.

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#34 Oct 7, 2008
Kai 24-ALWAYS wrote:
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Oh please he was bump drafting and Biffle lost it... coulda happened to anybody... doesn't mean he don't kno how to draft... if that were the case he woulda lost the draft and been lapped like jimmie was lol. Its called an ACCIDENT for a reason.
Seroiosly though, Goodyear needs to look at its tire program cuz this needs to stop
Biffle said last night Carl hit him causing him to spin.
Carl don't know how to draft or he would not have been ramming Biffle at that spot.Carl admitted it was his fault.

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Kyle Universe

#35 Oct 7, 2008
snow wrote:
<quoted text>Biffle said last night Carl hit him causing him to spin.
Carl don't know how to draft or he would not have been ramming Biffle at that spot.Carl admitted it was his fault.
It's called an accident.

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#36 Oct 7, 2008
JrsQueen wrote:
He has a brain thank you. Maybe that
is why he is still in contention for the cup and Jr is not.
He may have a brain but he is not using it. He can't hit cars in the arsh going
into the corner.I guess he had a brain dead moment.....If he continues to drive like that someone will take him out of contention. Just count on it.....
Les2

Sharon, PA

#37 Oct 7, 2008
Junior Nation wrote:
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He bumped GB going into turn 3 which is a huge NO NO. Even me, just being a fan knows that you can not bump another car going into a corner because all that does is cause "THE BIG ONE" which is exactly what it did. A lot of good cars where taken out by a veteran driver that made a rookie mistake.
They were bump drafting thru the corners all day. Event he announcers mentioned it.

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Kyle Universe

#38 Oct 7, 2008
snow wrote:
<quoted text>He may have a brain but he is not using it. He can't hit cars in the arsh going
into the corner.I guess he had a brain dead moment.....If he continues to drive like that someone will take him out of contention. Just count on it.....
He knows how to control the COT, and that's why he is winning more races than Jr is.
Holy Moly

Alexandria, VA

#39 Oct 7, 2008
It really is as simple at this...
don't even try to bump draft anywhere near a corner.
Hopefully Carl has learned that lesson and won't do it again.
Junior Nation

United States

#40 Oct 7, 2008
Les2 wrote:
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They were bump drafting thru the corners all day. Event he announcers mentioned it.
Not CE. He was too busy playing around in the back all day and spinning himself out on pit road. In my opinion he was not in the right mindset for this race. All his interviews prior to the race were a little scattered. Even his crew chief was bringing him in after all the other cars pitted just to be on the safe side and he still spun himself out. I just don't think he was all there on Sunday.

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