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Goodyear Exec on Option tire: ‘Faster tire that’s going to give up more’

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers got their first look at Goodyear’s Option tire for the Monster Energy All-Star Race Saturday night in Friday’s opening practice session.

Each team received one set to practice with and Stu Grant, Goodyear’s Director of Global Racing analyzed the results following the session.

“We delivered a faster tire that’s going to give up more,” Grant said following the practice session. “Based on our numbers and what we saw, and everything is limited when you have one set, but it was three-tenths faster than the Prime but gave up three-tenths more, so you’re going to have the comers and goers.