Imagine if they had practice. Pretty hard to change camber once the race has started.Instead of Goodyear I‘m gonna say teams that tested the boundaries of the tire. How many tire failures were there, 6? Out of 35 cars?
Keep your drivers safe. Heed Goodyear’s suggestions.
Can't believe I forgot that one. That was pretty bad.I'm going to go with Greg Ives (Alex Bowman's crew chief).
Just before the end of stage two, he has Bowman pit and take only two tires... despite several instances of old tires blowing up at the time.
Despite taking two tires instead of four in order to save time and stay on the lead lap, Bowman fell a lap down.
In the middle of stage three, one of Bowman's older tires blew up.
I kind of like it because it puts more pressure on the crew chief and driver to keep up with the changing track as it cools down. But, not at tracks that doesn't have lights. They were really getting close to running out of day light at a couple of races.Getting fed up with late starts that are delayed for what ever reason.
well yea I see what you are saying. My thought process is it wasnt a move to win the race, bring the car home in one piece with a nice top 10 finish and onto Kentucky. He was just going for one more position at that point in time if I remember correctly.If it had been lap 1, I would agree with you. On lap 161, nope.
If it was bad enough, they could change camber on a caution pitstop and stay lead lap. Loosen two nuts, pull a 1/8" shim out, tighten two nuts.Imagine if they had practice. Pretty hard to change camber once the race has started.
One of my regular jobs used to be changing the shims. The bolts are tighter than hell, the space around them is tight, and they are about and inch away from gazillion degree header pipes. I found it easiest to stand inside the wheel well to do it, but that presents its own hazards if you have hot brakes from being on the track. Does the term "chestnuts roasting on a open fire" ring a bell? It's theoretically possible to change them during the race, but you're going to lose some laps, even under caution. The other thing is, without rechecking the alignment numbers, you would be guessing at what you had after a change. Next to pulling and reinstalling spark plugs (on a hot engine) it was probably my LEAST favorite task.If it was bad enough, they could change camber on a caution pitstop and stay lead lap. Loosen two nuts, pull a 1/8" shim out, tighten two nuts.
Assuming they do actually use the shim method to set camber. I'd find it difficult to imagine otherwise.