BROOKLYN, Mich. (April 9, 2014) – Blazing fast speeds continued at Michigan International Speedway on Wednesday during the second of a two-day tire test.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer said he went 217 mph during the morning session.

“That’s white-of-your-eyes-fast,” he added. Continue reading “Blazing Fast speeds headline day two of Goodyear Tire Test at MIS”

Mar. 23, 2014

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service

FONTANA, Calif.— Drivers who fared well in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, including race winner Kyle Busch, were happy with the tires Goodyear provided for the fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the season.

Drivers whose fortunes soured because of tire problems at Auto Club Speedway were more than ready to play the blame game.

Continue reading “Aggressive setups cause consternation in Sunday’s race at Fontana”

SHOW #252 – Guest: Aric Almirola, plus we recap the fireworks from Richmond, the latest on the Penske penalty appeal deal, Dale Earnhardt’s birthday, indy tire test is wicked fast, plus a full preview of the BIGGEST, the BADDEST, track in all of NASCAR, TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY blah! Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie…blah.

(47:54 mins)

Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie
Executive Producer: Kerry Murphey
Music: Russell Nash Radium Sound
Voice Over: Thomas Moog

Continue reading “The Final Lap Weekly #252 NASCAR Podcast – Aric Almirola / Talladega Superspeedway…Blah!”

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 15, 2012) – Goodyear will make a tire change for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The decision was made Friday evening after teams had tires that were blistering following Friday’s practice sessions at the newly-repaved 2.0-mile track.

Goodyear will bring a tougher left side tire from Charlotte that the teams will use in Sunday’s event. The teams will qualify Saturday as scheduled at 1:10 p.m. ET with the tires previously allotted by Goodyear. Following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, the teams will be given a 75-minute practice session with the new left side tires that will start at approximately 6 p.m.

“With the new repave here at Michigan, coupled with the high temperatures we’re seeing this weekend, we feel this change will help us put on the best race possible on Sunday,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR Vice President of Competition.