NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 33 - Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 31 - Aaron's 312 Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Hampton, Ga. Fast Facts for October 24-26, 2003 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway ...
NASCAR Winston Cup Series - Race No. 33 - Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 31 - Aaron's 312
Atlanta Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Hampton, Ga.
Fast Facts for October 24-26, 2003
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required:
Winston Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 600, Right - 600
Left - D-6358; Right - D-6354
Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 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 - 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: While this weekend's right-side tire code (D-6354) was originally brought to Atlanta back in March 2001, the left-side code (D-6358) made it's debut at this race last October . . . this is the only NASCAR track where this specific tire combination will be run in 2003 . . . however, this right-side tire will be used with a different left-side (D-6352) at two other tracks -- California Speedway and Michigan International Speedway . . . as on all ovals longer than one mile, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Atlanta . . . inner liner inflation should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "Atlanta's track surface has the highest wear characteristics of any of the one-and-a-half-mile ovals that NASCAR goes to, and a unique set-up is required because of that. Having said that, this same surface promotes some of the best side-by-side racing on the circuit, with cars able to utilize the entire width of the race track through the corners."