You read it here first. Before the Daytona 500, I predicted that tires would be a major factor. Now Richard Petty is griping that tires from Goodyear are “inconsistent” and nobody on the NASCAR circuit is happy with them. Petty’s comments come after Tony Stewart blew a tire at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Las Vegas last weekend. Am I on top of things or what? Even from Iraq I can call the shots.