Despite watching his car become engulfed in flames last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway, Kurt Busch insists that blowing a right front tire is far more frightening.
"When a right front blows out, it's the longest second and a half of your life looking out the windshield at the concrete wall in front of you," Busch said.
Carl Edwards shudders at the thought of a tire blowing -- particularly given the record-breaking qualifying speeds at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Even though the Generation 6 cars have a tremendous amount of grip, the corner speeds are so fast that if a driver loses control he or she is just along for the ride.
"I don't even want to think about that," Edwards said. "That's on the list of things we don't think about very often, because if you drive in that corner and you're thinking about the tires giving up, that's no good.
"Goodyear has done a really good job lately, and we haven't had a lot of trouble with that, but it's tough to decide whether to lock u...