NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 21 - Brickyard 400 IROC - Race No. 4 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) - Indianapolis, Ind. Fast Facts for August 1-3, 2003 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials Number of Tires ...
NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 21 - Brickyard 400
IROC - Race No. 4
Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5-mile oval) - Indianapolis, Ind.
Fast Facts for August 1-3, 2003
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required:
Winston Cup: Left - 1,200, Right - 1,200
IROC: Left - 130, Right - 130
Left - D-6344; Right - D-6346
Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 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 - 34 psi; Right Rear - 31 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 38-42 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This particular combination of left- and right-side tires has been run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway since 2001 . . . Winston Cup teams have used this combination twice already this season at Pocono . . . 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 Indianapolis . . . 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: "We are very confident with this tire set-up at Indianapolis for many reasons. We've run this combination at the Brickyard for the past two years, and teams are coming off a stretch where we've run these tires twice in the past month-and-a-half at Pocono. The Brickyard went through a diamond grinding process before last year's race, which resulted in a smoother surface and more grip than before. Having run this set-up on this surface in 2002 can only help teams feel more comfortable in 2003."