Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 10/27/14

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 04: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, poses during NASCAR media day at Daytona International Speedway on February 4, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer was in the media center after his testing day ended to talk about various topics. The topic I brought up to him was the tire failures seen last weekend in Phoenix, did he see anything today that would indicate we could see more problems Sunday? Bowyer, who posted the 11th best time in the second test session, did not think we would see that again. He pointed to a couple of factors, including that this week’s tire was the same as last year, which means it’s different from last week’s tire. The failures last week were more a product of teams trying to get too much out of the tires, “being too aggressive with camber. I talked to Kevin Harvick and he told me they didn’t have a blower on the Nationwide car, so it melted the bead,” commented Bowyer. Playing with the tires by way of camber and tire pressure is all a part of how teams are trying to figure out the new “Generation 6” race car. “They (Goodyear) give you parameters and guide lines when they hand you the tire. When you don’t follow them, whose fault is that? Is it theirs or yours?” asked Bowyer. Since the issues were isolated with only a couple of teams, it is safe to say that they were extending themselves a bit thin to try to get an early advantage with the tire. Bowyer did comment that once they get past the Easter break, all teams will have a better idea of what they can and can’t do with the new cars.

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