Goodyear tire notes NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 35 - Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 33 - Target House 200 North Carolina Speedway (1.017-mile oval) - Rockingham, N.C. Fast Facts for November 7-9, ...
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NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 35 - Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 33 - Target House 200
North Carolina Speedway (1.017-mile oval) - Rockingham, N.C.
Fast Facts for November 7-9, 2003
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required
Left - 1,300, Right - 1,300
Left - 600, Right - 600
Left - D-6340; Right - D-6342
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 85-95 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear has brought to Rockingham since February 2001, making this the sixth consecutive race with this set-up at "The Rock" . . . this will be the seventh and final time Winston Cup teams will compete on these tires this season . . . other NASCAR tracks where teams ran this same combination this season were Bristol, Darlington and Las Vegas . . . both the Winston Cup and Busch Series cars will compete on the same tires this weekend . . . as on all ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at 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: "The main issue at Rockingham is the rough track. With the surface being so abrasive, teams will experience high wear and give-up over the course of a fuel run. But with that being a well-known fact, it's not really a great concern because it's already factored in. As always at Rockingham, the teams that have the best set-ups and the drivers who are easiest on their tires will experience the least amount of give-up."