Take a sneak peek at All-Star ‘soft’ tires – Nascar (blog)
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NASCAR revealed Tuesday a revamped format for the 2017 All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Part of this update includes tire strategy, with different colored lettering to identify the varied rubber.
Each team will be granted one set of softer “option” tires to use, which provide more grip and thus, speed. The catch, however, is teams who choose the soft tires for the fourth and final stage must start behind drivers who choose regular tires, which do not wear out as quickly. Decisions, decisions.
Check out the speedy, soft tires set to make its debut May 20 (8:15 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), compared to the regular “prime” tires.