Goodyear still working on new Indianapolis tires

BY foxsports • April 24, 2009

Following a three-day tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, Goodyear officials have decided to return to the track next Wednesday for further analysis.

"We're still not where we want to be," said Greg Stucker, Goodyear director of race tire sales. "We're still not getting the wear we want to see at this time of year. Fortunately, the racetrack worked with us and gave us another date and teams could go back. So we're turning around some development tires and we'll look at a couple of different options before we go back next week."

Last summer's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard produced 11 cautions for a record 52 laps during the 160-lap event.

In the practice leading up to the race last year, Mark Martin's tires were exposing the cords after five laps. Martin believed the deep diamond grinding of the surface combined with the lack of a full series test led to a control tire that was not adequate to race.

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