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NASCAR Tire Technology Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • the tire types vary
  • Goodyear Racing Eagle Tires
  • Firestone tires

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

  • 1987
  • 1997
  • 2007

How long does NASCAR's deal with Goodyear run?

  • through 2009
  • through 2010
  • through 2012

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

  • apex
  • carcass pile
  • belt package

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

  • apex
  • carcass pile
  • belt package

What part of a NASCAR tire includes provides grip?

  • apex
  • carcass pile
  • belt package
  • tread compound

What are slicks?

  • racing tires with smooth surfaces
  • lubricants for racing tires
  • racing tires with rough surfaces

How do slicks provide optimal traction?

  • because they have no grooves
  • because they have a larger contact patch
  • because they have a larger footprint
  • all of the above

What are sticker tires?

  • a brand new set of Goodyear Racing Eagles
  • an old set of Goodyear Racing Eagles
  • tires that are not Goodyear Racing Eagles

What modifications are NASCAR teams allowed to perform on tires?

  • groove depth modifications
  • tire compound modifications
  • no modifications