NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 6 -- Food City 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 5 - Sharpie Professional 250 Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) - Bristol, Tenn. Fast Facts for March 26-28, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway ...
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 6 -- Food City 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 5 - Sharpie Professional 250
Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) - Bristol, Tenn.
Fast Facts for March 26-28, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required: Winston Cup:
Left - 1,400, Right - 1,400;
Busch Series: Left - 500, Right - 500
Left - D-6826; Right - D-6828
Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi;
Right Front - 42 psi; Right Rear - 40 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 21 psi; Left Rear - 21 psi;
Right Front - 40 psi; Right Rear - 37 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 155-165 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the first time this specific combination of left- and right-side tires will be run at Bristol . . . the previous combination had been run at the track since March 2001 . . . both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams will compete on the same tire codes at Bristol this week . . . this tire set-up was used earlier this season at Las Vegas . . . this is the second of six Nextel Cup races these tire codes will be run this season . . . including the Las Vegas race and both events at Bristol, this combination will be run at Pocono (both races) and Indianapolis Motor Speedway . . . while Busch teams do not run at IMS, that series will run this combination during both of its events at Nashville . . . Bristol is unique in that it is the only major NASCAR track less than one mile in length where inner liners are required . . . however, teams will run Goodyear's tubeless safety spare in only the right-side tires at Bristol, as compared to in all four tire positions on speedways . . . inner liner inflation should be 12-25 psi higher than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "Along with Las Vegas, this is the probably the most dramatic tire set-up change for the 2004 season. The new set-up features a new construction package as well as softer compounds on both sides. We have been on the conservative side the last several years at Bristol, so based on competitor feed back we decided to make a significant change for this season."