CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
% Multi-zone Tire: Goodyear will use the multi-zone tread tire at Kansas Speedway this weekend following a successful debut of the technology last month at Atlanta.
The tire technology has been used on passenger cars for nearly a decade, but Goodyear only recently attempted it on its NASCAR product. It features two distinct tread compounds on the same tire — one for traction and one for endurance.
For Kansas, Goodyear's challenge was designing a tire with a compound soft enough to wear but not provide too much grip. Goodyear used an imaging system to get precise characteristics of track surfaces to develop the tire that it will use in Sunday's race.