Firestone Racing’s chief tire engineer Cara Adams has said that the company will continue to monitor the tire situation for tonight’s DXC Technology 600 at Texas Motor Speedway following unusual wear patterns on the tires during Friday’s action at the track.
The temperatures in Fort Forth are extremely high at the moment and AJ Foyt Racing’s Tony Kanaan was the first Verizon IndyCar Series driver to report the wear issues on Friday evening.
Following the reports, Adams contacted each of the teams and inspected their tires and has confirmed that Firestone engineers are monitoring the situation and that they are not overly concerned about the the tire wear issues. Speaking to the IndyCar Radio Network on Friday, Adams said that the Firestone would not be sending more tires to Texas.
Not all teams were experiencing issues with the tires, Andretti Autosport for one did not report any problems with their tires on any of their four cars. When asked on Twitter if there will be restrictions in place during the race on Saturday night, Chip Ganassi Racing Managing Director Mike Hull said:
Speed limit to the exit of T2; tires will be some of it but think drivers who manage their race should be the real story as need to be cerebral for 248 laps.