Kyle Larson: “Honestly, I don’t think it did anything.”
Kyle Larson won yesterday at Michigan International Speedway. It was on a surface that track officials spent months preparing.
So, what did it do? According the the race winner, nothing.
Was it any different?
Kyle Larson told Dave Moody on Sirius XM Speedway, “No. I mean, I feel bad that somebody had to drag tires around that long.”
MIS track prep was extensive. Speedway officials used the Tire Dragon for 8 hours a day, every day.
He stated, “Honestly, I don’t think it did anything.”
Larson was confused by that, “I don’t know why it wouldn’t have helped the racing out. It seemed like when we showed up there, they only made a couple passes around there.”
“I know that they said they’ve been doing it since, really, the last time we raced there. But, whatever reason, maybe the tire, or the pavement, or mesh together. But it seems like it doesn’t really take rubber that well with the [Tire] Dragon.”
“It was still really slick out of the groove. And I didn’t think it was any wider than normal.”
In 2018? Maybe a softer tire?
Kyle Larson doesn’t know racecars. As he’s stated multiple times. So, he struggled to come up with a better solution but he’s confident they people who do know, will get it.
Larson, “Yeah, I’m not smart enough to come up with those, you know, an opinion. But, I would like to think that we can probably come back with a softer tire. You never know. Goodyear’s really good at what they do.”
The MIS race winner concluded, “They’ll come up with something that’s better. Or maybe what we have now is the best option.”