Darlington: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 11 -- Dodge Avenger 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 12 -- Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) -- Darlington, S.C. Fast Facts for May 11-12, 2007 Tire: ...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 11 -- Dodge Avenger 500
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 12 -- Diamond Hill Plywood 200

Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) -- Darlington, S.C.
Fast Facts for May 11-12, 2007

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,700, Right-side -- 1,700
Busch Series: Left-side -- 675, Right-side -- 675

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4114; Right-side -- D-4116

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.3 in.; Right-side -- 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 -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 17 psi; Right Front -- 37 psi; Right Rear -- 34 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 45-50 laps, based on fuel mileage (Nextel Cup).

Notes: Both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same combination of left- and right-side tires at Darlington this weekend . . . this is the first time that Goodyear has brought out this tire setup, and Darlington is the only track at which these tire codes are scheduled to be run in 2007 . . . this setup was tested at Darlington by Greg Biffle, Dave Blaney, Jeff Gordon and Reed Sorenson in mid-March . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Darlington . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Reed Sorenson , Dave Blaney