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Goodyear's new tires fix issue

Updated: March 19, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Reaction to the new right-side tires Goodyear introduced to Sprint Cup teams Saturday was mixed, but everyone agreed the biggest concern that forced the change has been fixed.

"It lasts," said Mark Martin, who was fastest in the final practice. "There's not as much grip, and handling is not as good, but it will last. That's what we had to have."

Goodyear made the decision to change early Friday because the new, softer compound brought to the half-mile track was ...

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