BUSCH: Goodyear Racing Darlington preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 35 - Mountain Dew Southern 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 33 - BI-LO 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 24 - Darlington 200 Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) -...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 35 - Mountain Dew Southern 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 33 - BI-LO 200
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 24 - Darlington 200
Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) - Darlington, S.C.

Fast Facts for November 12-14, 2004

Tire:
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch Series)
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck Series)

Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550
Truck Series: Left - 325, Right - 325

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6822; Right - D-6824

Tire Circumference:
Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 26 psi; Left Rear - 26 psi
Right Front - 40 psi; Right Rear - 38 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 20 psi; Left Rear - 20 psi
Right Front - 36 psi; Right Rear - 33 psi

Estimated Pit Window:
Every 62-66 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the second time this specific combination of left- and right-side tires will be used in at Darlington . . . all three NASCAR series will compete on the same tires this weekend, though the Nextel Cup and Busch Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Craftsman Truck Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the third and final time that Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams will run this combination in 2004, having run it earlier this season at both Darlington and Rockingham . . . 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: "As always at Darlington, the main thing teams will have to deal with as far as the tires are concerned is high wear due to the roughness of the track surface. Cup teams have already run these tires at Darlington earlier this season, as well as at another rough-surface track in Rockingham, so they should know what to expect from this tire set-up."

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