GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 28 -- MBNA 400
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 29 -- Dover 200
Dover International Speedway (1.0-mile oval) -- Dover, Del.
Fast Facts for September 23-25, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,400, Right-side -- 1,400
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6852; Right-side -- D-6812
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 -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi; Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 44 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 90-95 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the second consecutive race weekend that Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Dover . . . this right-side code (D-6812) was also run at this track in 2004 and is unique to Dover . . . this left-side code (D-6852) will be run with a different right-side at California, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Kansas, Michigan and Kentucky (Busch and Truck only) in 2005 . . . both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same tire codes this weekend . . . unlike on other NASCAR ovals one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Dover . . . inflation on 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 will be the fourth race in a row that we've run this right-side code at Dover, while we introduced a new left-side there this spring. Because of its unique characteristics, Dover is one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit from a tire standpoint. This set-up performed well in the spring race and we expect more of the same this weekend."