Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 24 - Sharpie 500 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 24 - Food City 250 Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) - Bristol, Tenn. Fast Facts for August 26-28, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway...
Goodyear Tire Notes
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 24 - Sharpie 500
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 24 - Food City 250
Bristol Motor Speedway (.533-mile oval) - Bristol, Tenn.
Fast Facts for August 26-28, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 325, Right - 325
Tire Codes: Left - D-6826; Right - D-6828
Tire Circumference: Left - 87.3 in.; Right - 88.6 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 - 21 psi; Left Rear - 21 psi
Right Front - 38 psi; Right Rear - 35 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 155-165 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: This is the combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams ran at Bristol in March . . . Cup teams have also run this combination earlier this season at Las Vegas, Pocono and Indianapolis, making this the sixth and final race with these codes in 2004 . . . Bristol is unique in that it is the only major NASCAR track less than one mile in length where inner liners are required . . . however, teams will run Goodyear's tubeless safety spare in only the right-side tires at Bristol, as compared to in all four tire positions on speedways . . . inner liner inflation should be 12-25 psi higher than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Tire Development: "Coming into this season, Bristol was scheduled for one of the most dramatic tire set-up changes over 2003. The new set-up features our new, softer construction package and softer compounds on both sides. We saw good performance earlier this season at Bristol, and we expect more of the same this weekend."