After a punctured tire ended the day for race leader Denny Hamlin at the Brickyard 400, many people after the race were blaming Goodyear for the failure. However, Goodyear’s racing director Greg Stucker gave a statement.
Hamlin was leading the race and faced tire problems with only 8 laps to go. Denny’s no. 11 car lost control and drifted into Turn 1 which made contact with the wall. The wreck ended his day and denied him the victory at the Brickyard 400.
In a statement, he claims that teams were made aware of the possible issues if they don’t maintain the prescribed tire pressures. Goodyear Racing Director Greg says.
“Most of the race run in the heat and teams were obviously searching for grip, while several issues happened later in the event when the temperature cooled off a bit and speeds picked up.”
“We had our engineers on the ground all race, working with teams as we do every week, trying to emphasize the importance of right front pressure”
Goodyear racing director Greg Stucker on tire issues seen today: pic.twitter.com/blnUgmyuWy
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 6, 2020