Here's Why Paul Menard's Tire Turned Into An Exploding Fireball

It was a scary moment from Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. On this edition of NASCAR Race Hub's 'Teardown', Matt Clark and former crew chief Chris Andrews break down exactly what happened. 

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: The #27 MOEN/Menards Chevrolet, explodes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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It was a scary moment from Sunday's season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After catching on fire, Paul Menard's right rear tire exploded as his crew was attempting a pit stop. 

What events led to Menard's tire becoming an exploding ball of flames?

On this edition of NASCAR Race Hub's 'Teardown', Matt Clark and former crew chief Chris Andrews tell us exactly what happened. 

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: The #27 MOEN/Menards Chevrolet, driven by Paul Menard, explodes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: The #27 MOEN/Menards Chevrolet, driven by Paul Menard, explodes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: The #27 MOEN/Menards Chevrolet, driven by Paul Menard, explodes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 17: The #27 MOEN/Menards Chevrolet, driven by Paul Menard, explodes during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2013 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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