Michigan: Goodyear preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 15 -- 3M Performance 400 Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval) -- Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for June 16-18, 2006 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires:...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 15 -- 3M Performance 400 Michigan International Speedway (2.0-mile oval) -- Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for June 16-18, 2006

Tire:
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

Tire Codes:
Left-side -- D-4060; Right-side -- D-4062

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 -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi
Right Front -- 45 psi; Right Rear -- 42 psi

Estimated Pit Window:
Every 48-52 laps, based on fuel mileage

Notes: This is the second time this season that Goodyear has brought this combination of left- and right-side tires to the track, with teams having run these codes recently at Dover . . . Craftsman Truck teams will be running a different set of codes this weekend at Michigan . . . as on all ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Michigan . . . air pressure 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: "This is the same set-up Cup teams ran a couple weeks ago at Dover, so they've all had a good chance to see how they react to chassis changes. These codes have a new construction compared to last year at Michigan, with a tougher compound on both sides for improved treadwear."

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