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(NASCAR)   NASCAR and Goodyear are testing wet weather tires for ovals up to around 1 mile. While this story is being released on April Fools day, they say it isn't a joke even if the results of their use will probably result in hilarity   (nascar.com) divider line
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2021-04-01 5:42:42 PM  
Would we need to use an idol if they did this?  I feel like that could get somebody killed.
 
2021-04-01 7:20:09 PM  

bluorangefyre: Would we need to use an idol if they did this?  I feel like that could get somebody killed.


Methinks the France family is tired of having to delay/postpone/cancel oval races because of rain, and don't care that 3500lb cars moving at 200mph on an oval track do *not* react well at all to *any* loss of grip while going through the corners. At least on road courses you have plenty of time not moving at max speed to make rain tires worth a damn, but oval courses require you to be driving at the very edge of what the car can handle to accomplish anything on the track, which is why Daytona and Talladega are such scary places.
 
2021-04-01 7:24:59 PM  
Maybe this could work at Martinsville but I don't see it working out at Richmond or even Bristol. But it would be amusing.
 
2021-04-01 8:05:42 PM  

yequalsy: Maybe this could work at Martinsville but I don't see it working out at Richmond or even Bristol. But it would be amusing.


Bristol won't work with the banking, the running water down the banking would be way too dangerous.  They are suggesting rain tires on a drying flat track.  Martinsville, New Hampshire, Phoenix, Richmond are the candidates.  I am excited to see them try, but worried for the poor crews that will have to rebuild the aftermath of the carnage.
 
2021-04-02 11:07:01 AM  
You think Goodyear delivers sh*t tires now?  Wait until this grand idea starts falling apart like their rubber will.
 
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