GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 5 -- Food City 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 6 -- Sharpie Mini 300 Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) -- Bristol, Tenn. Fast Facts for March 24-26, 2006 Tire: Goodyear Eagle...
GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 5 -- Food City 500
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 6 -- Sharpie Mini 300
Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) -- Bristol, Tenn.
Fast Facts for March 24-26, 2006
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,500, Right-side -- 1,500
Busch Series: Left-side -- 575, Right-side -- 575
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4028, Right-side -- D-4032
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in.; Right-side -- 88.7 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation: Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi; Right Front -- 42 psi; Right Rear -- 40 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation: Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi; Right Front -- 41 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 150-160 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the second time in three races that NASCAR Nextel Cup teams will run this specific combination of left- and right-side tires . . . teams ran this tire set-up earlier this month at Las Vegas . . . both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams will run the same tire codes this weekend . . . while Las Vegas and Bristol are the only two tracks at which teams are scheduled to run this tire combination, Nextel Cup teams will also run this left-side code (D-4028) with a different right-side code (D-4030) at Pocono.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "This is the same set-up that we brought to Las Vegas just a couple weeks ago, so teams have a fresh idea in their minds how these tires respond to chassis changes. Compared to the set-up we brought to Bristol last year, these tires have a tougher compound on both sides of the car for better wear, and the left-side construction is a bit softer."