Martinsville II: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 32 -- Subway 500 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 21 -- Kroger 200 Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) -- Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 21-23, 2005 Tire:...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 32 -- Subway 500
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 21 -- Kroger 200

Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) -- Martinsville, Va.
Fast Facts for October 21-23, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials (Nextel Cup);
Goodyear Wrangler Short Track Radials (Craftsman Truck)

Number of Tires: Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,400, Right-side -- 1,400;
Truck Series: Right-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6834; Right-side -- D-6836

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 86.2 in.; Right-side -- 87.4 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 15 psi; Left Rear -- 15 psi; Right Front -- 25 psi; Right Rear -- 25 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 11 psi; Left Rear -- 11 psi; Right Front -- 22 psi; Right Rear -- 21 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 145-155 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the fourth consecutive Nextel Cup race weekend at Martinsville that Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires . . . this is one of only three tracks on the Cup circuit (Sears Point and Watkins Glen are the others) at which the same tire set-up as '04 will be run in '05 . . . both the Nextel Cup and Truck Series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Cup tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the only track at which Nextel Cup teams will run this tire set-up in '05 . . . this being Goodyear's short track set-up, Truck Series teams also ran this combination at Mansfield, Ohio . . . this right-side tire code (D-6836) was also run on the front tire positions at all NASCAR road courses this season . . . as on most NASCAR ovals less than one mile in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This tire set-up has been one of our most consistent and successful, which is why we carried it over from 2004 to 2005. This being our true short track set-up, these codes are softer in general to help the cars get through the relatively tight corners and get good grip off."

-goodyear-

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