Goodyear Tire Notes


NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Daytona 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Hershey's Kisses 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Florida Dodge Dealers 250
Crown Royal International Race of Champions
Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile oval) -- Daytona Beach, Fla.

Fast Facts for February 6-15, 2004

Tire:
Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials (Nextel Cup, Busch Series and IROC)
Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Truck Series)

Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,900, Right - 1,950
Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550
Truck Series: Left - 400, Right - 400
IROC: Left - 130, Right - 130

Tire Codes: Left - D-6800; Right - D-6802

Tire Circumference: Left - 87.9 in.; Right - 88.4 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear - 30 psi; Right Front - 55 psi; Right Rear - 50 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 27 psi; Left Rear - 27 psi; Right Front - 50 psi; Right Rear - 45 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 32-36 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first race weekend this combination of tires will be run. . .the previous combination of Goodyear Eagles recommended for Daytona had a run of nine straight Nextel Cup weekends, dating back to July 1999. . .Daytona is the only track this combination will be run on in 2004. . .the Nextel Cup, Busch, Truck and IROC series will all run the same tires this week. . .the only difference is that the branding on sidewall of the truck series tires will read Goodyear Wrangler brand, while the three other series will run Goodyear Eagles. . .as on all NASCAR ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tires at Daytona. . .air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "For Daytona, we have a new, softer, more compliant construction on both sides of the car. We will also introduce a more wear resistant right-side tread compound, which at the same time has a little more grip. This tire set-up tested very well this off-season, so we expect a highly successful Speedweeks."

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