Nascar talk! The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Not sure if there are any Nascar fans here on LGK, but did anyone watch the Allstate 400 at Indy yesterday? The only person that could've been happy w/ that race is Jimmie Johnson. For those of you who didnt watch, there were some major issues w/ the Goodyear tires that were used during the race. The tires wouldnt last more than 15 laps without blowing up, which caused Nascar to throw "competition yellow flags" every 10 or 12 laps to allow the drivers to come in and change their right side tires. The race was a joke.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the race or what could've been done to avoid the problem? Should Nascar have had further testing at the Brickyard (the tires were tested by 3 teams in April)? Should Nascar open up the bidding on tires instead of just allowing Goodyear to keep the contract?
Something needs to done so that a situation like what occurred yesterday, at probably the 2nd biggest race of the year behind the Daytona 500, never happens again. I hope someone at Goodyear Tires lost his/her job yesterday.