BUSCH: Dover: Goodyear preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 13 -- MBNA 400 NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 14 -- MBNA 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 8 -- MBNA 200 Dover International Speedway (1-mile oval) -- Dover, Del. Fast...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

NASCAR Nextel Cup Series -- Race No. 13 -- MBNA 400

NASCAR Busch Series -- Race No. 14 -- MBNA 200

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series -- Race No. 8 -- MBNA 200

Dover International Speedway (1-mile oval) -- Dover, Del.

Fast Facts for June 2-5, 2005

Tire:
Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials (Nextel Cup and Busch Series)
Goodyear Wrangler Speedway Radials (Craftsman Truck Series)

Number of Tires:
Nextel Cup: Left-side -- 1,200, Right-side -- 1,200
Busch Series: Left-side -- 550, Right-side -- 550
Truck Series: Left-side -- 325, Right-side -- 325

Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-6852; Right-side -- D-6812

Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.4 in. Right-side -- 88.7 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 -- 25 psi; Left Rear -- 25 psi
Right Front -- 48 psi; Right Rear -- 44 psi

Estimated Pit Window: Every 90-100 laps, based on fuel mileage.

Notes: All three NASCAR series will run the same tire codes this weekend, though the Nextel Cup and Busch Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Eagle" and the Craftsman Truck Series tires will be branded "Goodyear Wrangler" . . . this is the first year Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Dover . . . this is the same right-side code (D-6812) as last year, but it is a different left-side code (D-6852) . . . NASCAR teams will also run this left-side code at California, Charlotte, Chicago, Kansas, Kentucky (Busch and Truck only) and Michigan in 2005 . . . unlike other NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams are required to run inner liners in their tires at Dover . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.

Goodyear Quote -- Mark Keto, Lead Engineer, Stock Car Racing: "While we are bringing the same right-side code to Dover this year, we will have a different left-side code. This left-side is real close to what we ran at Dover in 2004, though it has slightly more grip and is more wear resistant. In general, we brought it in line with many of the other speedways on the Cup circuit, demonstrated by the fact that it will be run at several other tracks this year. Because Dover is unique, in that it is the only high-banked, one-mile, concrete speedway we run, this is the only track we will bring this right-side code to in 2005."

-goodyear-

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