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Goodyear has right-side tire issues

Updated: March 18, 2011, 3:41 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Due to severe wear on right-side tires and their failure to "rubber in" with the track, Goodyear is rushing in a new compound for Saturday's Nationwide Series and Sunday's Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway.

About 1,200 tires are being shipped from the Charlotte, N.C., area.

Usually, as drivers run more practice laps, rubber from the tire is ground into the track's surface, and that alleviates excessive tire wear.

"With the lack of improvement ...

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