The one-day race postponement of Bristol Motor Speedway’s Food City 500 to Monday, combined with unfavorable weather conditions forecast for Michigan International Speedway this week, has forced the rescheduling of a Goodyear tire test.
Goodyear officials have postponed this week’s scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday test at Michigan and will instead hold the session April 24-25.
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That late April date was originally a planned test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but because the Michigan race weekend is June 8-10 and the Indianapolis race weekend is not until Sept. 7-9, officials decided to reschedule.
“Given the postponement of the Bristol race and the extremely cool conditions forecast for Michigan this week, Goodyear and NASCAR felt it best to reschedule the tire test at MIS until next week,” Goodyear’s Director of Racing Greg Stucker said Monday. “Hopefully this will give us much more representative conditions of what to expect for race time in June (at Michigan.)”
Stucker said the company was hopeful to move the Indianapolis tire test to another date in either June or July.
Martin Truex Jr. (Furniture Row Racing), Alex Bowman (Hendrick Motorsports), Brad Keselowski (Penske Racing), Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing) and Aric Almirola (Stewart-Haas Racing) are scheduled to test at Michigan.