GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 36 -- Ford 400
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 35 -- Ford 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 25 -- Ford 200
Homestead-Miami Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Homestead, Fla.
Fast Facts for November 18-20, 2005
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch);
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck)
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,400, Right-side -- 1,400;
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550;
Craftsman Truck: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325
Left-side -- D-6852; Right-side -- D-6874
Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.7 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: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Homestead . . . this tire set-up was also run during both Nextel Cup weekends at Texas this year . . . also, this left-side code (D-6852) was also run with different right-side codes at California, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Dover, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan in 2005 . . . all three series in action -- 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" . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Homestead . . . air pressure in the inner liner must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "We tested at Homestead with Jeff Burton, Jeff Green and Bobby Labonte in September. This set-up was developed at Texas in January with Tony Stewart and Elliott Sadler, and used at both Texas events this year."