One of the world’s biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating rice husks into high-end tires.
Goodyear’s multi-zone tread tire is making its season debut at Texas, where speeds inched toward 200 mph in Friday’s opening practice session.
NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday’s race, officials believe they won’t be able to blame Goodyear.
NASCAR is having its first multicar test with the 2013 Sprint Cup models and new aero package. The two-day test started Tuesday at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.