Quotes from Tony Stewart following Goodyear Tire Test at Bowman Gray Stadium

Tony Stewart conducted the Goodyear Tire test Tuesday at Bowman Gray Stadium in preparations for NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum next February.  Some quotes:

On testing at Bowman Gray Stadium

It was fun today to get a chance to come up here, to be invited by NASCAR to come up and do the tire test for the Coliseum race. This is a track I’ve only been to one time and got to watch the races. So it was pretty cool to be on track here. It was fun and to get a chance to drive the Next Gen car was cool too.

On the differences between current car and Next Gen car

If it was a track that I had already been on with the other car it would be easier to compare, but it’s kind of apples and oranges when it’s a different car and different track. So it’s hard to tell [the differences], honestly.

On the tires that were tested

Goodyear had a good plan coming into today, and I think they’re pretty happy with the results that they got. I think what they brought with the control set is probably a little harder than what they need. They brought a softer tire and they were pretty happy with it and I think that’s probably a combination of what they’ll bring out West.

On tire testing after so long out of the car

I haven’t been in one for five years. It’s fun to get in and do something different and do something I haven’t been able to do for a long time now.