Indianapolis: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 21 -- Brickyard 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2-mile oval) -- Speedway, Ind. Fast Facts for August 5-7, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires: Left-side -- ...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 21 -- Brickyard 400
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2-mile oval) -- Speedway, Ind.

Fast Facts for August 5-7, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires: Left-side -- 1,400; Right-side -- 1,400

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6868; Right-side -- D-6870

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 -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 36 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 19 psi; Right Front -- 34 psi; Right Rear -- 31 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 44-48 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Indianapolis . . . this is the only track at which Nextel Cup teams will run this combination in 2005 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Indianapolis . . . 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 at Indianapolis with Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman in late April of this year. We found that the new track surface is very fast with a lot of grip, so we have a tire combination unique to Indy. Compared to last year, this set-up features new compounds on both sides, as well as a new left-side construction.

Recently, we also attended all three pre-race team test sessions to monitor performance of the new set-up, and it performed very well."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Matt Kenseth , Ryan Newman