Goodyear tire notes for Talladega. NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 8 - Aaron's 499 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 7 - Aaron's 312 IROC - Race. No. 2 Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) - Talladega, Ala. Tire: Goodyear Eagle ...
Goodyear tire notes for Talladega.
NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 8 - Aaron's 499
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 7 - Aaron's 312
IROC - Race. No. 2
Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile oval) - Talladega, Ala.
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials <pre> Number of Tires Required: Left Right Winston Cup 900 900 Busch Series 450 450 IROC 150 150
Tire Numbers: Left Right D-5612 D-5614
Tire Circumference: Left Right 87.9 in. 88.5 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front - 30 psi Right Front - 55 psi Left Rear - 30 psi Right Rear - 50 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front - 27 psi Right Front - 50 psi Left Rear - 27 psi Right Rear - 45 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 32-36 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires Goodyear has brought to Talladega since May 1997, making this the 13th consecutive race . . . that is the longest running track-tire combination in the current Goodyear line . . . this is the only NASCAR track where these tires will be used in 2003 . . . Talladega and Daytona make up the Superspeedway Group in the 2003 Goodyear tire line, though each has its own unique combination . . . both the NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tires this weekend . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Talladega . . . 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: "This particular tire setup is the longest running in the 2003 Goodyear lineup. We've obviously had a great deal of success on this setup, with this being the 13th straight race we've used this left-right combination at NASCAR's longest oval track. There is very little wear or give-up that teams need to worry about, so two-tire stops have come to be expected at Talladega, even before NASCAR made teams run the smaller fuel cell."