Michigan: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 15 -- Batman Begins 400 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 10 -- Paramount Health Insurance 200 Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval) -- Brooklyn, Mich. Fast Facts for...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 15 -- Batman Begins 400

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 10 -- Paramount Health Insurance 200

Michigan International Speedway (2-mile oval) -- Brooklyn, Mich.

Fast Facts for June 17-19, 2005

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

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,250, Right-side -- 1,250
Craftsman Truck: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6852; Right-side -- D-6854

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 -- 24 psi; Left Rear -- 24 psi
Right Front -- 44 psi; Right Rear -- 41 psi

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

Notes: This is the first year Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Michigan . . . both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck Series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Cup tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the second of six races in which Nextel Cup teams will run this tire set-up in 2005 . . . Cup teams will run this exact combination at four tracks this season -- twice each at Michigan and California and once each at Chicagoland and Kansas . . . Truck teams will also run this set-up at Kentucky . . . this left-side code (D-6852) will also be run with a different right-side code at Charlotte in 2005 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires 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 tire set-up was developed in a test with Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek at Charlotte last Fall. Compared to last year's codes at Michigan, these tires feature a softer compound on both sides. We received a lot of positive feedback from drivers on the increased grip after this set-up was run at Fontana earlier this season, and we expect similar results this weekend."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR Truck
Drivers Bobby Labonte , Joe Nemechek