GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 35 -- Checker Auto Parts 500k NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 34 -- Bashas' Supermarkets 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 24 -- Chevy Silverado 150 Phoenix International...
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 35 -- Checker Auto Parts 500k
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 34 -- Bashas' Supermarkets 200
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 24 -- Chevy Silverado 150
Phoenix International Raceway (1.0-mile oval) -- Avondale, Ariz.
Fast Facts for November 11-13, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch)
Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials (Craftsman Truck)
Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Truck Series: Right-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6798; Right-side -- D-6832
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 30 psi; Right Rear -- 30 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 15 psi; Left Rear -- 15 psi; Right Front -- 28 psi; Right Rear -- 25 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 90-100 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the second consecutive NASCAR Nextel Cup race weekend that Goodyear has brought this specific tire combination to Phoenix . . . this right-side code (D-6832) was also run at the track last November with a different left-side code . . . all three series in action this weekend -- Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck -- will run the same tire codes, though the Cup and Busch tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Phoenix.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This will be the third consecutive race for this particular right-side tire at Phoenix, while this left-side was introduced for improved performance during the spring race of this year, so we expect another good weekend for this particular set-up. These same codes are also used at Loudon, Richmond, Gateway, IRP, Pikes Peak, Milwaukee and Memphis, so the teams have a lot of experience with the performance of this set-up."