BUSCH: Texas: Goodyear Racing fast facts

Goodyear tire notes NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 7 - Samsung/Radioshack 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 6 - O'Reilly 300 Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth, Tex. Fast Facts for March 28-30, 2003 Tire: Goodyear Eagle...

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NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 7 - Samsung/Radioshack 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 6 - O'Reilly 300
Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Fort Worth, Tex.
Fast Facts for March 28-30, 2003

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials <pre> Number of Tires Required: Left Right Winston Cup 1,200 1,200 Busch Series 550 550

Tire Codes:                     Left               Right
                                D-6352             D-6364
Tire Circumference:             Left               Right
                                87.3 in.           88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front-30 psi  Right Front-50 psi
                                Left Rear-30 psi   Right Rear-47 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:  Left Front-25 psi  Right Front-48 psi
                                Left Rear-25 psi   Right Rear-44 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage. {TX} Notes: This is the second consecutive year teams will run on this particular combination of left- and right-side tires at Texas . . . while the left-side code (D-6352) dates back to 2001 at the track, the right-side code (D-6364) was first introduced here in 2002 (see quote below) . . . this is the only major NASCAR track that this specific combination will be used on this year . . . both the Winston Cup and Busch Series teams, as well as Craftsman Truck Series teams later in the season (June 6 and October 11), will run on these tires at Texas . . . as on all NASCAR ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Texas . . . the air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development:
"After Texas was repaved late in 2001 and Goodyear had the chance to run a test there before last season, we decided to bring a new right-side tire to the track beginning with the 2002 Winston Cup race. Since new track surfaces tend to have a lot of grip, but don't necessarily force tires to wear much, the right-side we decided on offered an increased wear rate to better control heat buildup in the tire. Overall, the track surface at Texas is extremely smooth and fast with very little tire give-up over the course of a full fuel run."

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