Nascar Driver Slashes Goodyear

Not the Kind of Word-of-Mouth You Want

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Nascar driver Tony Stewart venting after he had a blowout during a race: "There isn't anybody, I don't think, who is happy with the tires we have got," Stewart said. "After 10 years in the Cup Series, you learn to be highly disappointed with everything that Goodyear does. ... I expect it to be wacky this week, too. I hate to say it, but the best thing that Goodyear does is make that gold trophy at the end of the year. ... That is one thing that they always do right. Everything from that moment on until the end of the year, it's a crapshoot. You never know what you're going to get when you get here. ... This weekend is proof of it. I don't think you will hear a driver here who is happy with the tires we got this weekend."

Oh, but wait, there's video in which he gets right to the point. "Goodyear can't build a tire that's worth a crap":

A Goodyear spokesman: "I'm completely satisfied (with our Atlanta tire). We've gone through the development process. Very happy with the product we've brought here from the wear standpoint."

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