BUSCH: Goodyear Richmond preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 26 -- Chevy Rock and Roll 400 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 28 -- Emerson Radio 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 18 -- Cheerios Betty Crocker 200 Richmond...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 26 -- Chevy Rock and Roll 400

NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 28 -- Emerson Radio 250

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 18 -- Cheerios Betty Crocker 200

Richmond International Raceway (0.75-mile oval) -- Richmond, Va.

Fast Facts for September 8-10, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch); Goodyear Wrangler Intermediate Radials (Craftsman Truck)

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,150, Right-side -- 1,150
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Craftsman Truck: Left-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 110-120 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the second consecutive race that Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Richmond . . . all three NASCAR series -- 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 Craftsman Truck tires will be branded Goodyear "Wrangler" . . . in addition to Richmond, all major NASCAR teams will run this tire combination at New Hampshire and Phoenix in 2005 . . . Busch and Craftsman Truck teams will also run this tire set-up at Gateway, Indianapolis Raceway Park, Memphis, Milwaukee and Pikes Peak this season . . . as on most NASCAR ovals less than one mile in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Richmond.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This is the same set-up that we ran at Richmond in May. Last year, because the track was repaved for the '04 season, we had to run a harder compound across the board. Since the surface has now aged a year, and had three NASCAR race weekends on it, we've gone back to a softer compound for '05."

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