Pocono II: Goodyear Racing preview

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 20 -- Pennsylvania 500 Pocono Raceway (2.50-mile triangle) -- Long Pond, Pa. Fast Facts for July 22-24, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- ...

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 20 -- Pennsylvania 500 Pocono Raceway (2.50-mile triangle) -- Long Pond, Pa.

Fast Facts for July 22-24, 2005

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

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

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 -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 19 psi; Right Front -- 33 psi; Right Rear -- 30 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 36-38 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear brought to Pocono last month. . . Nextel Cup teams also ran this tire set-up earlier this season at Las Vegas . . . this left-side code (D-6860) will also be run with a different right-side code at Bristol in 2005 . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Pocono . . . the inflation 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: "We had a handful of teams that developed problems with their left-front tire at Pocono last month, so while we came back with the same tire set-up, we have increased the minimum recommended inflation for the left-sides. We've worked with NASCAR and the track to look at all factors that may have affected tire performance. The track made some improvements in that time, specifically to the tunnel turn, and that should help the overall situation. We'll be watching the situation very closely during practice and working with the teams to make sure everything goes well."

-goodyear-

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