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Importance of reading tires is not over-inflated

NASCAR team crew members are constantly taking temperatures and other measurements to get all four tires to achieve maximum grip during a race.

Updated: May 15, 2008, 3:46 PM ET
By Bill Borden | Special to ESPN.com

If you have ever seen a Sprint Cup prerace practice you may have seen the Goodyear engineers taking tire temperatures on the race cars as soon as they come off the track. They are recording vital information for the teams on how their car is performing with the setup they have chosen to run at that particular track.

The tires will tell you a lot about what is going on with your race car. If you have the car set up properly then the temperature readings taken across the tires will ...

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