NNS: NASCAR R&D Center to Review Busch, Sadler Nationwide Tires

RaceChaser Staff Midwest, NASCAR 0 Comments

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — staff report — NASCAR photo — Following Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, the Goodyear tires from the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 54 and No. 11 cars have been taken back to the NASCAR Research & Development Center in Concord, North Carolina. It’s an action periodically taken by the sanctioning body.

Kyle Busch won the race in the No. 54 Toyota Camry while his teammate and Nationwide Series championship contender, Elliott Sadler, finished seventh.

In a post-race news conference, No. 54 crew chief Adam Stevens and Busch were asked about tire wear, specifically on the right rear tire of the car.

“Wear-wise, the tires stayed together really well,” Stevens said. “That’s why you saw guys do rights and do lefts like we did. We put more than a fuel run on tires and had plenty of rubber. No signs of heat or anything. That was all from the burnout.”

His driver said the burnout following his sixth series win of the season put the tires to test.

“It didn’t last long during the burnout though,” Busch said. “It was short-lived.”

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