OPINIONS VARY ON NATIONWIDE TIRE DECISION

BRISTOL, Tenn. _ During Friday afternoon’s practice sessions for the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series at the Bristol Motor Speedway, the majority of the teams in the garage were experiencing extreme tire wear. With cords showing after 15-25 laps, NASCAR and Goodyear opted to change the compound for the right side tires in both series. Following NASCAR’s announced change, Nationwide Series teams had another two hours and 50 minutes of practice, plus qualifying on the old compound. In ...

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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Lays Off 5,000

Could the slumping world economy force even Goodyear to reconsider its commitment to NASCAR? Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been closely associated with NASCAR for more than 50 years. In February 2007, NASCAR and the Akron, Ohio-based company announced that Goodyear would continue as the sport's exclusive tire supplier at least through 2012 -- insert your own Tony Stewart joke here.It's arguably unreasonable to think Goodyear should curtail its association with NASCAR in light of the ...

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