Atlanta: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 4 -- Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 4 -- Nicorette 300 Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval) -- Hampton, Ga. Fast Facts for March 7-9, 2008 Tire: Goodyear...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Race No. 4 -- Kobalt Tools 500
NASCAR Nationwide Series -- Race No. 4 -- Nicorette 300
Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.54-mile oval) -- Hampton, Ga.

Fast Facts for March 7-9, 2008

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires: Sprint Cup: Left-side -- 1,600, Right-side -- 1,600;
Nationwide Series: Left-side -- 600; Right-side -- 600

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4152; Right-side -- D-4154

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.6 in.

Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi ; Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 22 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi; Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 45 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 50-54 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will be running the same tire codes at Atlanta this weekend . . . teams in the Craftsman Truck Series will run the same left-side code (D-4152) with a different right-side code this week . . . this is the first time that teams have run a race on either of these two tire codes . . . this tire setup was tested by Bobby Labonte at Atlanta in December . . . this tire combination has some changes over what has been run at Atlanta in the past . . . this left-side code (D-4152) features Goodyear's new construction that will help add grip and will be run on all intermediate tracks . . . this right-side code (D-4154) has a tougher tread compound for better wear . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta. . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

-credit: goodyear racing

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bobby Labonte