NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 19 -- New England 300 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 20 -- New England 200 New Hampshire International Speedway (1.058-mile oval) -- Loudon, N.H. Fast Facts for July 15-17, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle ...
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 19 -- New England 300
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 20 -- New England 200
New Hampshire International Speedway (1.058-mile oval) -- Loudon, N.H.
Fast Facts for July 15-17, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Intermediate Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,150, Right-side -- 1,150
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
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: Both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same tire codes this weekend at New Hampshire . . . this is the second year Goodyear has brought this right-side code (D-6832) to New Hampshire, though this is the first year for this left-side code (D-6798) . . . this is the same tire set-up that Nextel Cup teams ran earlier this season at Phoenix and Richmond . . . teams will also run this combination at all three tracks again in the second half of 2005 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at New Hampshire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This right-side tire is the same as we ran at Loudon last year, but we are bringing a different left. This left-side construction was originally tested at Bristol and Las Vegas last fall, based on the anticpated NASCAR rules changes for 2005. It also features a softer compound to give the teams better overall performance."