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Stock Car Scoop: How Dire is NASCAR’s Tire Quandary?

NASCAR’s Cup Series Sunday (May 15) race at Kansas Speedway featured Kurt Busch scoring his first win of the season and first with 23XI Racing after some valiantly-fought battles for the race lead. Behind them, the return of tire issues for many drivers plagued this 400-mile event, in particular a number of left rears going flat.

How can NASCAR remedy these problems, if at all? And was Busch-Kyle Larson comparable to last week’s dust-up between William Byron and Joey Logano? Bryan Nolen and Adam Cheek break it all down in the newest Stock Car Scoop.

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About the author

Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

Bryan Nolen currently goes to the Dan Patrick School of Sportscasting at Full Sail. He would like to be involved in some aspect of Motor Sports after he completes school. He hosts a podcast that is on Apple Podcasts and Google Play called Sports Talk with Bryan and TB and lives in Boise, Idaho.

Follow him on Twitter @TheBryanNolen

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