Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Goodyear Set for Tire Test at Daytona

Goodyear officials will conduct a two-day tire test at Daytona International Speedway April 16-17, with 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams tentatively scheduled to attend.

According to a release from track officials, Kasey Kahne and Regan Smith (Hendrick Motorsports), Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas Racing), Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Roush Fenway Racing), Jamie McMurray (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing), Trevor Bayne (Wood Brothers Racing), Austin Dillon (Circle Sport) will participate in the test. Joe Gibbs Racing is also expected to attend, although no driver was named to represent the organization.

Teams will test under the lights on April 16, taking to the track from 5-10 p.m. The following day, testing will be conducted from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Although NASCAR teams competed at the 2.5-mile track earlier this year with no issues, Goodyear’s Greg Stucker said at the time that the tire supplier is always looking ahead and seeking out ways to improve its on-track product. (