BUSCH: Texas: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 7 -- Samsung/RadioShack 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 7 -- O'Reilly 300 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for April 7-9, 2006 Tire: Goodyear Eagle...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 7 -- Samsung/RadioShack 500
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 7 -- O'Reilly 300
Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) -- Fort Worth, Tex.
Fast Facts for April 7-9, 2006

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- 1,500;
Busch Series: Left-side -- 575, Right-side -- 575

Tire Codes:
Left-side -- D-4008; Right-side -- D-4014

Tire Circumference:
Left-side -- 87.4 in. Right-side -- 88.7 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 23 psi; Left Rear -- 21 psi;
Right Front -- 49 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this right-side tire code (D-4014) to the track, and Texas is the only track at which it is scheduled to be run in 2006 . . . this left-side code (D-4008) was run previously at California and will be run again at Dover, Michigan and Chicagoland . . . Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams will run the same tire set-up this weekend . . . as on all ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . the inflation in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "We tested this set-up with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Bobby Labonte at Texas in January. It is the same construction that teams ran six weeks ago at Fontana, with a slightly tougher right-side compound."

-goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Bobby Labonte