Goodyear Pulls 900 Tyres from Daytona 500
Goodyears has withdrawn 900 racing tyres from its inventory for this week’s Daytona 500, Tire Review has reported. The news follows the discovery of a “minor manufacturing problem,” which means tyres lost their treads during the practice session.
Goodyear originally pulled 300 tyres from its stock before the Budweiser Shootout event, but expanded it to 900 after discovering the problem. The company said that tread delamination had occurred in a small sample of tyres, and that the problems experienced by some raceteams were not necessarily caused by the tyres. Goodyear has already shipped samples of tyres back to its Akron research centre for testing, according to Tire Review.