Pocono: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 14 -- Pocono 500 (Sunday, June 12 -- 1:00 p.m. ET -- TV: Fox -- Radio: MRN) Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) -- Long Pond, Pa. Fast Facts for June 10-12, 2005 Tire: Goodyear...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 14 -- Pocono 500
(Sunday, June 12 -- 1:00 p.m. ET -- TV: Fox -- Radio: MRN)
Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile triangle) -- Long Pond, Pa.

Fast Facts for June 10-12, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6860; Right-side -- D-6862

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in. Right-side -- 88.7 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 -- 18 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi; Right Front -- 33 psi; Right Rear -- 30 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 34-36 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first year Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Pocono . . . this is the second of four races in which Nextel Cup teams will run this tire set-up in 2005 . . . teams ran this exact combination earlier this season at Las Vegas and will run it again at Pocono in July and at Bristol in August . . . as on all NASCAR ovals one mile or greater in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Pocono . . . 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 tire set-up as Cup teams ran earlier this year at Las Vegas, and it was developed in a test out there with Greg Biffle and Casey Mears last Fall. Comparing these tires with those we ran last year at Pocono, this year's set-up features a new left-side construction and a new compound on both sides."

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Greg Biffle , Casey Mears