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The tire "dust" on the left is from the 2008 Allstate 400, the "marbles" on the right are from the new tire, which will provide better racing and wear.

Jun 18, 2009

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A close-up view of rubber worked into the "diamond-grinding" applied to the IMS oval in early 2005. Grinding makes the surface perfectly level and adds grip, not abrasiveness.

Jun 18, 2009

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IMS' Kevin Forbes demonstrates the technique of "diamond grinding" the asphalt surface of the IMS oval. Grinding levels the surface and adds grip.

Jun 18, 2009

Photo by Shawn Payne

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The tire "dust" on the right is from the 2008 Allstate 400, the "marbles" on the left are from the new tire, which will provide better racing and wear.

Jun 18, 2009

Photo by Shawn Payne

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The tires to be used for the 2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard have created a "rubbered-in" groove for better racing and wear.

Jun 18, 2009

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The tires to be used for the 2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard have created a "rubbered-in" groove for better racing and wear.

Jun 18, 2009

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The tires to be used for the 2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard have created a "rubbered-in" groove for better racing and wear.

Jun 18, 2009

Photo by Shawn Payne

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