Brickyard 400 2008 Highlights
When searching for Brickyard 400 2008 highlights, someone who missed the race may be slightly surprised at the outcome. One of those most prestigious tracks trying to make a mark with its 15th Nascar race left fans, drivers, and crews highly disappointed.
- The Tires. Oh the tires were horrid. With over one-third of the race being run under caution due to poor tire quality; the dismay spread across the Brickyard 400 2008. The Goodyear tires were the talk of the race with no more than 15 laps being able to be run on a set of tires.
- The Car of Tomorrow. This was the debut of the car of tomorrow (COT) at the Brickyard 400. Due to the heavier weight of the car, the car of tomorrow was partially to blame for the poor tire wear during the race. Apparently Goodyear did not take the extra weight into account when choosing the tires to bring to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
- Crashes. The first crash was only twp laps into the race. There were a number of single car crashes. Both Juan Pablo Montoya and Matt Kennseth cut right rear tires during the Brickyard 400.
- Competition Cautions. Up until lap 67 competition cautions were thrown every fifteen laps, then dropped to every nine laps in an attempt to keep the drivers from crashing at the Brickyard 400.
- Jimmie Johnson's burnout. Generally post race burnouts would not make the highlights list; however, this took the cake. While filling the stands with smoke from his winning burnout, a tire of Jimmie Johnson's Lowes Chevrolet blew out. It was the perfect ending to go along with the disastrous series of events for the day at the Brickyard 400.