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Tire Problems Plague Hendrick Motorsports During Kobalt Tools 500

Underlying the controversy between Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski is the tire problems that were seen throughout the Kobalt Tools 500. A number of teams had to make unscheduled pit stops due to tire problems, which in return cost them a chance at a good finish. Hendrick Motorsports saw the most issues, as all four Hendrick cars, plus the two Stewart-Haas cars that receive Hendrick support, experienced issues with the tires. The first Hendrick Motorsports car to have problems was Dale Earnhardt Jr., who pitted with a loose wheel on lap 113 while running seventh. In the radio transmission that followed, Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Lance McGrew discussed as to why loose wheels are common at Atlanta. "I can't count how many loose wheels I've...

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