BUSCH: Charlotte: Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 12 - Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 13 - Carquest Auto Parts 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Concord, N.C. Fast Facts for May 27-30, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle...

Goodyear Tire Notes

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 12 - Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 13 - Carquest Auto Parts 300
Lowe's Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) - Concord, N.C.

Fast Facts for May 27-30, 2004

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,500, Right - 1,500
Busch Series: Left - 500, Right - 500

Tire Codes:
Left - D-6810
Right - D-6812

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

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front - 30 psi
Left Rear - 30 psi
Right Front - 48 psi
Right Rear - 45 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front - 24 psi
Left Rear - 24 psi
Right Front - 46 psi
Right Rear - 42 psi

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

Notes: All three NASCAR series will compete on the same tire codes this week at Charlotte . . . Nextel Cup and Busch Series teams have already run on this specific combination of left- and right-side tires earlier this month at California, while Cup and Truck Series teams also ran these codes last week at Charlotte . . . in addition to California and Charlotte, other major NASCAR tracks at which this combination will be used in 2004 are Chicagoland, Dover, Michigan, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . the air pressure in the inner liners must be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "The tire set-up we are bringing to Charlotte has been in development for two years -- being tested first in August of 2002 with Kurt Busch, Ricky Craven and Ryan Newman; then again last April with Dale Jarrett and Jimmie Johnson. Basically, these tires are slightly softer on the right-side and significantly softer on the left-side than those we have brought to Charlotte over the past couple years."

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Series NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Kurt Busch , Jimmie Johnson , Ricky Craven