NASCAR Tire Technology Quiz

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NASCAR tires are built to sustain lots of stress. How knowledgeable are you on NASCAR tire technology? Take this quiz and find out!

What types of tires do NASCAR vehicles use?

All NASCAR vehicles must use Goodyear Racing Eagle tires. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

What year did Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company becomes the sole tire provider for NASCAR?

Since 1997, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has been the sole tire provider for all three of NASCAR's top divisions. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

How long does NASCAR's deal with Goodyear run?

Goodyear's exclusive deal runs through 2012 and NASCAR has expressed no desire to allow more than one tire manufacturer into their realm. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a> </SCRIPT>

What controls the stiffness, or rigidity, of the sidewall of a race car tire?

Apex - controls the stiffness, or rigidity, of the sidewall. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

What part of a NASCAR tire acts as the backbone of the tire, providing support and delivering strength to the top of the tire?

Carcass Piles - act as the backbone of the tire, providing support and delivering strength to the top of the tire. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

What part of a NASCAR tire includes provides grip?

Tread Compound - The part of the tire that provides grip -- the contact patch. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

What are slicks?

Slicks are racing tires with smooth surfaces. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

How do slicks provide optimal traction?

Because slicks have no grooves, they have a larger contact patch, or footprint, and provide optimal traction. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

What are sticker tires?

Sticker tires are nothing more than a brand new set of Goodyear Racing Eagles. The reason crew chiefs, drivers and fans refer to new tires as sticker tires is because of the large data sticker label on the tire. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

What modifications are NASCAR teams allowed to perform on tires?

Teams are permitted to trade tires with other teams but no modifications can be performed. The only adjustment allowed to the tires is an increase or decrease in air pressure. NASCAR teams adjust air pressure to improve the car's handling, which can make a big difference on race day. <a href="http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/nascar-tire.htm">How NASCAR Tire Technology Works</a>

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