Brad Keselowski and other teams recommended every tire from the Michigan tire test except the new compounds they selected for the weekend
This weekend, NASCAR is bringing a new tire to Michigan International Speedway. This tire came from a Goodyear Tire test that was hosted at MIS back in April. The NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series will both run the same compound.
High speeds at Michigan International Raceway create unique challenges for the tire people of Goodyear. The cars will enter turn 1 in excess of 220 MPH.
These new tires are designed to run cooler by dissipating heat. In addition, they are set to increase tire wear which is designed to make tire management more important. It will be the first time either division runs the new tire codes.
Driver in that Michigan tire test: Aric Almirola, Alex Bowman, Austin Dillon, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr.