GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 33 -- Bass Pro Shops / MBNA 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 22 -- Easycare 200
Crown Royal International Race of Champions -- Race No. 4
Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Hampton, Ga.
Fast Facts for October 28-30, 2005
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and IROC)
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck)
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,400, Right-side -- 1,400
Truck Series: Right-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325
IROC: Left-side -- 150, Right-side -- 150
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6856; Right-side -- D-6858
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.7 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 24 psi; Left Rear -- 24 psi; Right Front -- 47 psi; Right Rear -- 44 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the second consecutive NASCAR Nextel Cup race weekend at Atlanta that Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires . . . all three series in action -- Nextel Cup, Craftsman Truck and IROC -- will run the same tire codes, though the Cup and IROC tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the only NASCAR track at which this tire combination will be run in 2005 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta . . . the air pressure in the inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "We run a different set-up at Atlanta compared to the other one-and-a-half-mile speedways because of the unique characteristics of its racing surface -- Atlanta requires a tougher, more wear resistant compounds. Also, we expect to see between two- to two-and-a-half-seconds of 'give-up' over the course of a fuel run."