GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 13 -- Dover 400
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 14 -- Dover 200
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 8 -- Dover 200
Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile oval) -- Dover, Del.
Fast Facts for June 1-4, 2006
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch Series)
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck)
Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- 1,500
Busch Series: Left-side -- 625, Right-side -- 625
Craftsman Truck: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4060; Right-side -- D-4062
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 -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi; Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Nextel Cup and Busch Series -- Every 90-95 laps, based on fuel mileage
Craftsman Truck -- Every 85-90 laps, based on fuel mileage
Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this combination of left- and right-side tires to the track . . . all three NASCAR series -- Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck -- will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Cup and Busch tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . Cup teams are also scheduled to run these codes at Michigan in two weeks . . . unlike on other NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Dover . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This set-up features new and improved constructions over last year, as well as slightly tougher compounds on both sides to improve treadwear. We tested extensively with these new constructions -- at Texas and Atlanta in January and at Charlotte in March -- and had great results."