GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 5 -- Food City 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 7 -- Sharpie Professional 250 Fast Facts for April 1-3, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: ...
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 5 -- Food City 500
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 7 -- Sharpie Professional 250
Fast Facts for April 1-3, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- 1,500
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Left-side -- D-6860
Right-side -- D-6864
Left-side -- 87.4 in.
Right-side -- 88.7 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 150-160 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: Both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same tire codes this weekend . . . this is the first time Goodyear has brought this tire combination to Bristol . . . this is the only Nextel Cup track at which these left- and right-side tires will be run together in 2005 . . . this left-side code (D-6860) will be run with a different right-side code at Las Vegas and Pocono this season . . . this weekend's right-side tire (D-6864) will only be run at Bristol in '05 . . . contrary to other NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams are required to runner inner liners in their right-side tires at Bristol . . . inflation of the inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "There are a couple notable changes to the tires we will bring to Bristol this season. On the left side, the construction of this tire is a little more stiff, while the right-side tire features a softer, faster wearing compound, which should offer significantly more grip than last year."