Schmoopy1000 wrote:the reason why Nascar quit allowing tire wars, was because the tire compaanies were making faster & faster tires (softer) to out perform the other brand. Which compromised the integretiy of the tire, creating a ton of blow outs. It was unsafe to have two tire companies in the sport.
Honestly Schmoopy,you don't seriously believe that crap do you? Talked to the owner of Hoosier and i believe him over Nascar and their snowball effects.Nascar wanted Hoosier to supply enough tires to All teams whether they were using them or not for each and every race.Hoosier use to be employed by Firestone and i believe they have some sort of partnership in producing tires for Hoosier,but not sure about back then,i never asked.Mcreary race tires were used on the dirt series while Hoosier was in Nascar those two years.Bob McCreadie in the big block mods dominated those two years on the east coast,guess they worked better for him than others. Nice to have a choice i think.
What I do believe is the race when all the cars were plowing into the walls with blown tires, & one of the tire companies pulled all their tires & ran the other tire that race. So yes I do believe the tires were unsafe at that point. I also agree with you that you could have 2 tire companies if Nascvar had their own people involved making sure the tire was what it needs to be. Except Nascar wont do that, so there should only be one company. I dont care if it is good year, Hoosier, Firestone or whoever. Since Nascar is always asking for a certain type of tire nowadays, which is changing every year even for the same race track, competiton is moot. It isnt about which is the most durable, or the best grip, or anything in between. It is to whatever Nascar is asking for. So if you had to companies competing to be the best tire, they would not be able to go by what Nascar wants for that particular track, because that would be holding their technology back, & which company would want to hold back, when competing against another company. Neither would. So until Nascar changes their own policy, there is no need for another tire war.
& no I dont care for Good year one way or another.
In all the series I have dealt with locally, there are three basic brands used. American Racers, Good year, & Hoosier. None of the cars I have been on a pit crew has ever used Good Year. (Dirt or Pavement)
F-1 they could use a tire war, because that series is about Technology. Rally racing could use it because of so many levels of reasons.
Nascar not so much. Nascar is about controlling the tire compound & competition.