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10:13 AM ET 07.03 | Goodyear had a tire test earlier this week at Bristol Motor Speedway and has more testing planned later this year elsewhere. Greg Stucker, director of Goodyear race tire sales, said that the tire test was held after seeing signs of stress on the right front tire by teams during the spring race at Bristol. Stucker said they're looking at using a tire similar to that used at bigger tracks because of the high speeds and banking in the corners at Bristol.

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July 3, 2010  11:08 AM ET

Not a Jr. fan but a story about last night would be nice. How about something about the race tonight? It is Daytona.

July 3, 2010  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not a Jr. fan but a story about last night would be nice. How about something about the race tonight? It is Daytona.

Gotta agree with you there. Ranks up there with his win in Cup at Daytona summer of 2001 in the "baseball" #8

July 3, 2010  11:44 AM ET

and, on this topic. what a lame article.

July 3, 2010  12:20 PM ET

All I can do is shake my head.
Maybe Jr driving the 3 was just a dream I had ...... no do not think so because people in our group are talking about it so it is just not in my head.
Come on and catch up T and R , you do the tire test article in the middle of the week when there is not as much going on

July 3, 2010  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

and, on this topic. what a lame article.

Cause it happen on Tuesday, so 4 days late!

NASCAR drivers #42 Montoya, #11 Hamlin, #82 Speed and #6 Ragan participated in a Goodyear tire test Tuesday at Bristol.

July 3, 2010  02:05 PM ET

Speaking of Jr, did you hear in his post race interview how he said something like, 'I really tried hard to win, and I did'. And I couldn't help but think that maybe he doesn't have that same determination the rest of the time. It was important last night, but I'm not so sure it is the rest of the time.
Just my opinion.

July 3, 2010  02:08 PM ET

Sounds right to me there Rick
I am hoping it opened his desire to win again

July 3, 2010  04:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Speaking of Jr, did you hear in his post race interview how he said something like, 'I really tried hard to win, and I did'. And I couldn't help but think that maybe he doesn't have that same determination the rest of the time. It was important last night, but I'm not so sure it is the rest of the time.Just my opinion.

i thought the same exact thing.. thats why tonight should be interesting, he definitely has the fire back in him at least for tonights cup race

July 3, 2010  04:50 PM ET

dont hate jr, but I didnt even watch the race, because I knew what was gonna happen. svt I think you called it, and I know your a jr fan, but nascar was not gonna let that night go without jr winning in the number 3. just saying....

July 3, 2010  04:59 PM ET

im sorry for sounding like an a--, but im just not that gullible. I cant imagine the horsepower under that hood, compared to the field.. I guess its nothing against jr, its nascar. Its just the way they try for ratings and money.. mike helton and all of them just get on my nerves sometimes.

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July 3, 2010  05:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

dont hate jr, but I didnt even watch the race, because I knew what was gonna happen. svt I think you called it, and I know your a jr fan, but nascar was not gonna let that night go without jr winning in the number 3. just saying....

i definitely think he had more horsepower than anyone else.. whether or not nascar gave him a slightly bigger restrictor plate, we'll never know.. but thats about all they could do to fix it.. at some point its in the driver's hands, and dale jr was definitely up on the wheel.. those things werent handling so well at the beginning of the race, well most of the race for that matter..

July 3, 2010  06:38 PM ET

I am gonna go the opposite and say Jr pushed himself allot harder than he has in a long time and that he does have the skills there but has lost some of the desire.
Maybe Jr needs to ask Childress for that 3 and push himself.
The reason he does not want to drive the 3 full time is because he knows he will have to get up on the wheel and drive his butt off

July 4, 2010  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

i definitely think he had more horsepower than anyone else.. whether or not nascar gave him a slightly bigger restrictor plate, we'll never know.. but thats about all they could do to fix it.. at some point its in the driver's hands, and dale jr was definitely up on the wheel.. those things werent handling so well at the beginning of the race, well most of the race for that matter..

thats true. he did drive hard

July 4, 2010  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

im sorry for sounding like an a--, but im just not that gullible. I cant imagine the horsepower under that hood, compared to the field.. I guess its nothing against jr, its nascar. Its just the way they try for ratings and money.. mike helton and all of them just get on my nerves sometimes.

Yes, it did look....a little gullible .... taking the Lead on Lap 3

July 4, 2010  02:53 PM ET

When Junior won I knew the conspiracy theorists would come out. (Was that Todd Helton I saw on the grassy knoll?) Like Denny Hamlin said its show business and that's how they treat it. I don't know if he had any more horse power, but I do think he drove it harder than he has in the last couple years. Coming in 4th last night was a little vindication. Even though he had to admit that it was luck.

July 4, 2010  04:05 PM ET
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When Junior won I knew the conspiracy theorists would come out. (Was that Todd Helton I saw on the grassy knoll?) Like Denny Hamlin said its show business and that's how they treat it. I don't know if he had any more horse power, but I do think he drove it harder than he has in the last couple years. Coming in 4th last night was a little vindication. Even though he had to admit that it was luck.

Yup -- and he damn sure didn't like the car ... I'd like to know what kind of "experiment" he had under the hood of the Nationwide car -- he made reference to no burnout so the engine troops could get a "good reading" on something!@!@#???

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July 6, 2010  03:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Speaking of Jr, did you hear in his post race interview how he said something like, 'I really tried hard to win, and I did'. And I couldn't help but think that maybe he doesn't have that same determination the rest of the time. It was important last night, but I'm not so sure it is the rest of the time.Just my opinion.

He's said he is 110% determined, can't be any more focused, etc. He also said he didn't think he had the car to win, but it did. I'm more bummed that that was the swan song for driving a #3 Chevy.........

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