Goodyear Talladega preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 30 -- UAW-Ford 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 20 -- Talladega 250 Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) -- Talladega, Ala. Fast Facts for October 6-8, 2006 Tire: ...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 30 -- UAW-Ford 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 20 -- Talladega 250

Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) -- Talladega, Ala.
Fast Facts for October 6-8, 2006

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials (Nextel Cup)
Goodyear Wrangler Superspeedway Radials (Craftsman Truck)

Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200
Craftsman Truck: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4046; Right-side -- D-4068

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.9 in.; Right-side -- 88.4 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left-Rear -- 30 psi; Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 27 psi; Left-Rear -- 27 psi; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 34-36 laps, based on fuel mileage (Nextel Cup)

Notes: This is the first time that Goodyear has brought this combination of left- and right-side tires to the track . . . because the track surface at Talladega has been repaved since the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series last visit to the track in April, Goodyear needed to change its tire recommendation from that race . . . this tire set-up was tested with six drivers -- David Gilliland, Travis Kvapil, Ryan Newman, David Stremme, Martin Truex Jr., and Brian Vickers -- at Talladega last month . . . teams in both NASCAR series will run the same tire codes at Talladega this weekend, though the Nextel Cup tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Craftsman Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . 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 , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ryan Newman , Martin Truex Jr. , Brian Vickers , David Stremme , David Gilliland , Travis Kvapil