NASCAR | Goodyear Holds Tire Test at Kentucky Speedway

05/15/2018 03:29 PM

Goodyear held a tire test on Tuesday at Kentucky Speedway.

One of the drivers taking part in the test was defending Quaker State 400 winner Martin Truex, Jr.

Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger talked about the type of tires and tire degradation he expects to see at this year’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the 1.5-mile oval:

Simendinger also talked on Tuesday about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling which potentially paves the way for states to legalize sports betting:

This year’s NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway takes place July 12-14.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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