BUSCH: Homestead: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 36 - Ford 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 34 - Ford 300 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 25 - Ford 200 Homestead-Miami Speedway Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Homestead, Fla. Fast...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 36 - Ford 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 34 - Ford 300
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series - Race No. 25 - Ford 200
Homestead-Miami Speedway Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Homestead, Fla.

Fast Facts for November 18-21, 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 - 350, Right - 350

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6818; Right - D-6820

Tire Circumference:
Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 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: All three NASCAR series will compete on the same tire codes 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 second consecutive race weekend at Homestead at which this combination of left- and right-side tires will be used . . . in addition to Homestead, the only other major NASCAR track at which this combination was used in 2004 was Texas . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Homestead . . . 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: "Last year, we debuted this tire set-up at Homestead, in what was a preview of the basic construction elements of the 2004 tire line. Teams in all three of NASCAR's major series raced on this set-up earlier this season at Texas, so they now have additional notes to work from. After being repaved prior to last year's race, the track surface at Homestead has now had time to cure a bit more and that, along with the progressive banking, should make for a lot of great racing this weekend."

-goodyear-

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck