GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR: NASCAR BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL SERIES KROGER 200 INDIANAPOLIS RACEWAY PARK - .686 MILE OVAL FAST FACTS FOR July 30-31, 1998 200 LAPS/137.2 MILES
NUMBER OF TIRES REQUIRED: LEFT RIGHT 200 200
RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: L. Front - 15 psi R. Front - 25 psi L. Rear - 15 psi R. Rear - 25 psi
DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE RADIAL LEFT - D5638 RIGHT - D5604 LEFT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 86.3 in. RIGHT SIDE CIRCUMFERENCE: 87.4 in.
NOTES AND QUOTES:
Indianapolis Raceway Park was host to the first-ever NASCAR event in Indianapolis in 1982 and has been a part of the NASCAR Busch Grand National Series every year in series history.
“We are running much the same set-up at Indianapolis Raceway Park for this year’s NASCAR Busch Grand National event as we did in 1997,” said Mark Keto, Goodyear’s NASCAR BGN engineer. “We are using the same compound that both BGN and the Trucks ran last year.
“We have made a slight change to the left side construction to help the cars turn in the corners,” Keto explained. “The tires are the same as those used at South Boston, Richmond, St. Louis, Pikes Peak and Myrtle Beach. We tested the set-up with Randy Lajoie in the #74 Fina Chevrolet in June and were pleased with the performance. There was very little tire give-up.
“Like many of the tracks on the BGN circuit this season, IRP has been resurfaced,” Keto concluded. “We feel we have an excellent combination for the new pavement and will have a clean, competitive race.”
“Last year Goodyear brought great tires to IRP allowing us to backup our South Boston win with a victory at IRP,” stated Randy Lajoie, defending BGN champion. “After testing in June on the new surface, I know we have a great tire set-up for this year’s race as well. We are looking to get back-to-back victories this year as well. Goodyear does a great job in the Busch series.”
ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR FRIDAY’S RACE: Stop approximately every 90-100 miles (estimate is based on fuel consumption).