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Race tire vs. street tire

NASCAR crews have many considerations in determining the type of tire to use at each race.

Updated: June 21, 2007, 1:31 PM ET

On a typical race weekend, a NASCAR Nextel Cup series team will use between nine and 14 sets of tires depending upon the length of the race and type of track -- short track, speedway, superspeedway or road course. By comparison, an average set of street tires gets replaced approximately every three years.

NASCAR nextel Cup series racing tire specifications also differ from race to race depending upon the degree of track banking and type of racing surface (asphalt, concrete or mixture of ...

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