NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 10 -- Dodge Charger 500 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 11 -- Diamond Hill Plywood 200 Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) -- Darlington, S.C. Fast Facts for May 5-7, 2005 Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway ...
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 10 -- Dodge Charger 500
NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 11 -- Diamond Hill Plywood 200
Darlington Raceway (1.366-mile oval) -- Darlington, S.C.
Fast Facts for May 5-7, 2005
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,600 Right-side -- 1,600
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550 Right-side -- 550
Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6822; Right-side -- D-6824
Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.3 in. Right-side -- 88.6 in.
Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front -- 26 psi; Left Rear -- 26 psi
Right Front -- 40 psi; Right Rear -- 38 psi
Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 20 psi
Right Front -- 36 psi; Right Rear -- 33 psi
Estimated Pit Window: Every 65-70 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: Both the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series will run the same tire codes this weekend . . . this is the third straight NASCAR Nextel Cup race to which Goodyear has brought this combination of left- and right-side tires to Darlington . . . this is the only track at which Nextel Cup teams will run this specific tire set-up this season . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Darlington . . . air pressure in those liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "We decided to bring the exact same tire codes to Darlington this year, which is one of only a handful of tracks that is true of. Despite NASCAR's new aero rules package, the rough track surface at Darlington, which is well known to all teams and drivers, is the overwhelming characteristic that influenced our decision. As always, we will have high tire wear at Darlington due to the abrasive surface. Give-up will be up around two seconds per lap over the course of a full fuel run, though the tires will perform well overall."