NASCAR orders mandatory cautions to m...

NASCAR orders mandatory cautions to monitor tires

There are 36 comments on the Anchorage Daily News story from Jul 27, 2008, titled NASCAR orders mandatory cautions to monitor tires. In it, Anchorage Daily News reports that:

NASCAR ordered competition cautions for Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway to address concerns about the tires Goodyear brought to the Brickyard.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Anchorage Daily News.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
lou

AOL

#1 Jul 27, 2008
when is nascar going to wake up they have to get rid of goodyear tires !they are going to kill more people if nascar doesnt get their heads out of their butts!hoosier, firestone,bridgestone, the are real tires made in u.s.a.!!!!!

“Texas Rocks!!”

Since: Mar 07

Texas

#2 Jul 27, 2008
did you see matts blow out? WOW!!
Justice

Gig Harbor, WA

#3 Jul 27, 2008
The fact is that GOODYEAR SUCKS!!! The Team owners should boycott Goodyear and not pay for the tires. The owners should adopt a Pay for Performance policy. This would eliminate Goodyear's monopoly and open NASCAR to the needed competition.... Crap I forgot for a moment that NASCAR is most probably getting a kick back and therefore quality does not count. It's the money stupid!!!

“All Illegals Need to go Home”

Since: Aug 07

Sactown Baby

#4 Jul 27, 2008
What a crappy race. They need to let the teams decide which tires to use, maybe they could have gone more than 10 laps without a caution. I heard that 1/3 of the race was run under caution. The fans deserve their money back.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#5 Jul 27, 2008
That was crap. I've defended NASCAR more times than I care to count but this was bullsh*t. Goodyear needs to go.
swampbuck

Marietta, GA

#6 Jul 27, 2008
What a suck race... if bad year can't do any better then that they need to get out of the racing tire game. They had to throw a caution every 10 laps so the teams could change tires!

JESUS H CHRIST WHAT A FREAKING JOKE!!!!!!!

I was kinda hoping they would find Tony after the race and stick a Mic in his face. I was just praying some dimwit would ask him."tony what do think about Good Year tires now?"

I think it's time for a little tire competition during the off season

Since: May 08

Temperance, MI

#7 Jul 27, 2008
I'm glad I had something going on and didn't get to watch much of the race. Everytime I checked in they were taking a tire caution. I don't want to blame anybody in particular. I think it might be a combination of things. The COT with better handling and more grip with added downforce allows the drivers to drive harder. Goodyear is struggling to come up with a tire that lasts yet grips the track.
Yeah

Morris, IL

#8 Jul 27, 2008
Bring back Hoosier tires!~
Jobubuu

Evansville, IN

#9 Jul 27, 2008
swampbuck wrote:
What a suck race... if bad year can't do any better then that they need to get out of the racing tire game. They had to throw a caution every 10 laps so the teams could change tires!
JESUS H CHRIST WHAT A FREAKING JOKE!!!!!!!
I was kinda hoping they would find Tony after the race and stick a Mic in his face. I was just praying some dimwit would ask him."tony what do think about Good Year tires now?"
I think it's time for a little tire competition during the off season
I am sure we will hear about what Smoke has to say on his radio show, then he will immediatly be bull whipped by bike mike helton.
Jobubuu

Evansville, IN

#10 Jul 27, 2008
*big mike helton
Les2

Atwater, OH

#11 Jul 27, 2008
DID any of you read that article? I'm guessing not!

Chad Knaus, crew chief for pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, said the problem stemmed from the Car of Tomorrow's debut at Indy. The new model car has a heavier right-side load than the old model and don't stick to the track as easily.

"It's not the tire," Knaus said. "It's the same tire we used last year. The problem is the lack of downforce on this car. If the car had more downforce, we wouldn't be sliding all over the track. So it's not solely Goodyear's fault."

If you want to blame anyone atleast get it right! Nascar and Goodyear decide what tire to bring not just Goodyear.
Nichole

Lansing, MI

#12 Jul 27, 2008
Les2 wrote:
DID any of you read that article? I'm guessing not!
Chad Knaus, crew chief for pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, said the problem stemmed from the Car of Tomorrow's debut at Indy. The new model car has a heavier right-side load than the old model and don't stick to the track as easily.
"It's not the tire," Knaus said. "It's the same tire we used last year. The problem is the lack of downforce on this car. If the car had more downforce, we wouldn't be sliding all over the track. So it's not solely Goodyear's fault."
If you want to blame anyone atleast get it right! Nascar and Goodyear decide what tire to bring not just Goodyear.
Ms. Know it all can you show up and give us your interpretation then we wont have to read it. We can just get on the board click on this post and you give us an outline since that's what you're doing. Every thread we need your insight ms. know it all.

“"The Chase" SUX!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Lafayette

#13 Jul 27, 2008
Les2 wrote:
DID any of you read that article? I'm guessing not!
Chad Knaus, crew chief for pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, said the problem stemmed from the Car of Tomorrow's debut at Indy. The new model car has a heavier right-side load than the old model and don't stick to the track as easily.
"It's not the tire," Knaus said. "It's the same tire we used last year. The problem is the lack of downforce on this car. If the car had more downforce, we wouldn't be sliding all over the track. So it's not solely Goodyear's fault."
If you want to blame anyone atleast get it right! Nascar and Goodyear decide what tire to bring not just Goodyear.
So noone knew until this weekend that the Indy tire was not compatible with the COT?
montoyafan1

Akron, OH

#14 Jul 27, 2008
look i dont care whose fault it was , it was a terrible show that was staged in one of the best known tracks in the world , it was a slap on the face of this race track and its tradition and long history of fine racing , so now nascar together with F1 can share the history of the worse race ever in indy...lol..remember 2005 with the F1 race ???

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#15 Jul 27, 2008
Les2 wrote:
DID any of you read that article? I'm guessing not!
Chad Knaus, crew chief for pole-sitter Jimmie Johnson, said the problem stemmed from the Car of Tomorrow's debut at Indy. The new model car has a heavier right-side load than the old model and don't stick to the track as easily.
"It's not the tire," Knaus said. "It's the same tire we used last year. The problem is the lack of downforce on this car. If the car had more downforce, we wouldn't be sliding all over the track. So it's not solely Goodyear's fault."
If you want to blame anyone atleast get it right! Nascar and Goodyear decide what tire to bring not just Goodyear.
I'm sorry but Goodyear has known the handling characteristics of the COT. Goodyear knew that this car is not what ran there last year. Goodyear could and should have tested the tire at Indy and everyother track the cup cars run at.
NASCAR shares the blame in not mandating the Goodyear R&D do their jobs and test the tires.
Lastly, I don't think Knaus was the one to ask, maybe Chip Bolin or Brian Pattie would have been better.
Paul Kersey Jr

Massillon, OH

#16 Jul 27, 2008
hoosierdirt wrote:
<quoted text>So noone knew until this weekend that the Indy tire was not compatible with the COT?
Yes, due to the fact that NASCAR did not set up any testing for goodyear/teams at teh brickyard. Never heard a reason why they didnt, but I would likely say that Indy wanted alot of money to open it up to test and NASCAR did not want to pay it.
Bet they fork out the cash for testing next year.

“"The Chase" SUX!!!”

Since: Jul 07

Lafayette

#17 Jul 28, 2008
Exactly! The point is they were using an untested tire, and were caught in a bad situation with no other option than to ruin the race in order to insure the safety of the drivers.

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#18 Jul 28, 2008
hoosierdirt wrote:
<quoted text>So noone knew until this weekend that the Indy tire was not compatible with the COT?
I just read a new article on nascar.com and I was wrong to say that the tire was untested. They knew it back in April. Kurt, Jr. and Vickers tested for three days and they said that they were eating up tires in 6 laps.
NascarsAjoke

Parrish, FL

#19 Jul 29, 2008
Nascars not even real racing. Competition yellow? I was laughing my ass off! They change the rules as they go....What a joke of a series....They must think all the fans are a bunch of dim witts. As for Goodyear......I say bring back hoosier and let Bridgestone in the mix....Game on!

Since: Nov 07

OKC

#20 Jul 29, 2008
All American White Guy wrote:
What a crappy race. They need to let the teams decide which tires to use, maybe they could have gone more than 10 laps without a caution. I heard that 1/3 of the race was run under caution. The fans deserve their money back.
I agree, I think Nascar should give each paying fan, a 2 cent discount, there 2 cents worth, you get it

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Juan Pablo Montoya Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News IRS Waves Black Flag At Race Car Driver Juan Pa... (Nov '13) Nov '13 Virginia 1
News Kenseth wins duel with Kahne at Bristol (Aug '13) Aug '13 flatt 2
News NASCAR: Juan Pablo Montoya won't be back at Gan... (Aug '13) Aug '13 Whoyakidding 15
News Danica Patrick, team expect to 'make a statemen... (Jul '13) Jul '13 danicrash 24
News Montoya likely driving to save Sprint Cup career (Jun '13) Jun '13 Snow 19
News EGR switching from Earnhardt to Hendrick engines (Nov '12) Nov '12 arthur 1
News NASCAR: Win moves Bowyer to 4th in Chase standings (Oct '12) Oct '12 auto world 1
More from around the web