Goodyear officials will look to do more than verify the tire package for this year's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway when they hold a two-day test Tuesday and Wednesday at the 1.5-mile track.
"We've also got some things to try to actually promote a little more wear on a repaved surface, which is something we haven't been able to do," Greg Stucker, director of race tire sales for Goodyear, told NASCAR.com on Sunday. "The guys have kind of taken a different approach on compound formulation to see if we can't actually generate some wear on what we project to be a fairly smooth surface."
The 1.5-mile track was repaved before last year's tripleheader; a portion of the asphalt has since been replaced.
Testing at Kentucky are #1-Jamie McMurray (CGR), #3-Austin Dillon (RCR), #41-Kurt Busch (SHR) and #77-Erik Jones (FRR).
Two tire tests have been held this season, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A test at Michigan was postponed due to weather and has been rescheduled for July 10-11. Because of the date change, the MIS test will now be dealing with potential 2018 changes rather than focused on this year's races at the 2-mile track.
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Goodyear Racing on Kentucky testinghttps://twitter.com/GoodyearRacing/status/862408450411769869— Goodyear Racing (@GoodyearRacing) May 10, 2017