Goodyear to Debut New NASCAR Tire Technology
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The new right-side tire mark the introduction of Goodyear’s Multi-Zone Tread Technology, which combines two different rubber compounds in a single tread. What’s interesting about this new technology is that Goodyear transferred it from the street to the track. Usually it’s the other way around, with lessons learned on the raceway being applied to consumer tires.
Already tested several times over the past year, the new Multi-Zone Tread tires could be developed for other tracks on the NASCAR schedule in the near future.
“Atlanta is one of our biggest challenges from a tire perspective. The abrasive track surface causes extremely high wear, while the length and layout promote very high speeds,” said Stu Grant, Goodyear’s general manager of worldwide racing. “Developing the right tire for each NASCAR track always requires finding a good balance between traction and durability. The goal of our new Multi-Zone Tread is to help us offer drivers more of both.”
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