NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 31 - UAW/GM Quality 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 29 - Spongebob Squarepants Movie 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Concord, N.C. Fast Facts for October 14-16, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle ...
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 31 - UAW/GM Quality 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 29 - Spongebob Squarepants Movie 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Concord, N.C.
Fast Facts for October 14-16, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup; Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550
Tire Codes: Left - D-6810; Right - D-6812
Tire Circumference: Left - 87.4 in.; Right - 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 30 psi; Left Rear - 30 psi
Right Front - 48 psi; Right Rear - 45 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 24 psi; Left Rear - 24 psi
Right Front - 46 psi; Right Rear - 42 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: Both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tire codes this week at Charlotte . . . Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams have already run on this specific combination of left- and right-side tires several times earlier this season . . . in fact, this is the 10th and final time that Nextel Cup teams will run these codes in 2004 . . . in addition to Charlotte, other major NASCAR tracks at which this combination was used in 2004 are California, Chicagoland, Dover, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . the air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Tire Quote - Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet and four-time Nextel Cup champion: "This tire gives you a good feel and it lets you push the car early in the run. What I like about it is that it allows for times to drop off during a run, and forces us to start working on the mechanical grip of the car."