Atlanta II: Goodyear Racing preview

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...

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

Tire:
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."

-goodyear-

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