Pocono: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire notes NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 14 - Pocono 500 Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile oval) - Long Pond, Pa. Fast Facts for June 6-8, 2003 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires Required: Left - 1,100; Right - ...

Goodyear Tire notes

NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 14 - Pocono 500
Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile oval) - Long Pond, Pa.

Fast Facts for June 6-8, 2003
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires Required: Left - 1,100; Right - 1,100

Tire Numbers: Left - D-6344; Right - D-6346

Tire Circumference: Left - 87.3 in; Right - 88.6 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 26 psi; Right Front - 36 psi
Left Rear - 26 psi; Right Rear - 36 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 18 psi; Right Front - 32 psi
Left Rear - 18 psi; Right Rear - 29 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 32-36 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This particular combination of left- and right-side tires was introduced at Pocono in June 2001, making this the fifth consecutive race they will be used at this two-and-a-half-mile track . . . Winston Cup teams will also use this combination at Pocono again in July and Indianapolis in August . . . in addition, Busch and Truck Series teams will run this combination at both Gateway and Pike's Peak in 2003 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Pocono . . . the air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote - Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "This Goodyear tire set-up has been run with good results and very positive feedback from teams for the past two seasons at Pocono. Tires won't be much of a concern this weekend, with teams more trying to work on the optimum chassis set-up for this challenging, triangular-shaped track. Each of the three corners at Pocono have a different radius and degree of banking, so getting the best possible set-up for one's car becomes a compromise among all three."

-goodyear-

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