Next-gen Goodyear Eagle tire to be in Sunday’s Daytona 500 race

Next-gen Goodyear Eagle tire to be in Sunday’s Daytona 500 race

Goodyear’s larger sized, built-in-Akron next-era NASCAR race tire will get to show off in the sport’s subsequent-era race cars at Sunday’s 64th annual Daytona 500 race.

The new tire, made over two several years that involved hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment at Goodyear’s Akron Innovation Middle and manufacturing plant, was created to perform very well with the Following Gen Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota stockcars that will be racing. The new automobiles make their standard collection debut at Sunday’s race in Florida.

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The 18-inch Goodyear Eagle tire is the successor to the 15-inch tire preceding generation cars had employed considering the fact that 1997. The new style is meant to carefully mirror regular passenger sports motor vehicle tires, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. reported.

The new “road encouraged” style and design has a softer tire compound, a shorter sidewall intended to much better withstand oval racing, and a wider call patch to deliver much better grip, the Akron tire maker said.

This will be the initially time the new Eagles have been made use of in a points-spending NASCAR race, Goodyear reported.

Goodyear's Next Gen Eagle race tire will be used at Sunday's Daytona 500 race. [Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.; CIA Stock Photography]

“Incorporating an 18-inch bead diameter tire was an important variable of the NASCAR Future Gen structure, overall performance capabilities and aesthetics,” Greg Stucker, Goodyear director, Race Tire Gross sales and Promoting, mentioned in a information release. “Creating a minimal-profile, street-inspired tire for Cup Collection racing was a significant accomplishment that required coordination through the overall NASCAR racing local community.”

Creating the tire included 1000’s of tests miles, computer simulations and other exploration. The tire was analyzed by race teams and their drivers at far more than 25 race tracks, Goodyear explained.