BUSCH: Atlanta: Goodyear Racing preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 4 -- Golden Corral 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 5 -- Aaron's 312 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 3 -- World Financial Group 200 Fast Facts for March 18-20, ...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 4 -- Golden Corral 500
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 5 -- Aaron's 312
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 3 -- World Financial Group 200

Fast Facts for March 18-20, 2005

Tire:
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch)
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck)

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- 1,500
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Craftsman Truck Series: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

Tire Codes:
Left-side -- D-6856
Right-side -- D-6858

Tire Circumference:
Left-side -- 87.4 in.
Right-side -- 88.7 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 -- 24 psi
Left Rear -- 24 psi;
Right Front -- 47 psi
Right Rear -- 44 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 60-65 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this particular combination of left- and right-side tires to Atlanta . . . this is the only Nextel Cup track at which these tire codes will be run in 2005 . . . all three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Nextel Cup and Busch tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle," while the Craftsman Truck tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one-mile in length, teams are required to runner inner liners in their tires at Atlanta . . . inflation of the inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "Atlanta is a high wear track, so that is always one of our main concerns when we build a tire for there. Comparing this year's codes to last, the construction for the Atlanta tire set-up remained the same, though we came back with a tougher, more wear resistant compound all the way around."

-goodyear-

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY , NASCAR Truck