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Goodyear offers full-field tyre test at Daytona

10 October 2009


Tyre maker Goodyear has invited all Sprint Cup organisations to participate in a tyre test at Daytona International Speedway over 2-3 November, with the expectation that 20-30 different race teams will take part.

The test, which follows the 1 November race at Talladega, will provide the opportunity for Goodyear to gather data under simulated race conditions, with a large number of cars running together in an aerodynamic draft.

This is the last tyre test currently scheduled before the 14 February Daytona 500, but a Goodyear spokesperson wouldn't rule out additional tests, should issues develop during the November sessions.

Concurrently, NASCAR will test its new Nationwide Series racecar at Talladega on 1 November, marking the first appearance of the new car on a superspeedway. The debut of the car, which differs from the Sprint Cup entry in that it features a spoiler instead of a rear wing, is scheduled for 2 July 2010 at Daytona.

by Reid Spencer / Sporting News NASCAR Wire Service


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