Goodyear Tire Notes NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 28 - MBNA America 400 NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 27 - Stacker 200 Dover International Speedway (1-mile oval) - Dover, Del. Fast Facts for September 24-26, 2004 Tire: Goodyear Eagle ...
Goodyear Tire Notes
NASCAR Nextel Cup Series - Race No. 28 - MBNA America 400
NASCAR Busch Series - Race No. 27 - Stacker 200
Dover International Speedway (1-mile oval) - Dover, Del.
Fast Facts for September 24-26, 2004
Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials
Number of Tires Required:
Nextel Cup: Left - 1,300, Right - 1,300
Busch Series: Left - 550, Right - 550
Left - D-6810; Right - D-6812
Left - 87.4 in.; Right - 88.6 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 95-105 laps, based on fuel mileage.
Notes: Both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series will compete on the same tire codes this weekend at Dover . . . this is the second consecutive race that Nextel Cup teams will run this combination of left- and right-side tires at Dover . . . in addition to this track, major NASCAR teams have and will run this combination at California, Charlotte, Chicagoland, Michigan, Kansas and Kentucky in 2004 . . . that makes this the eighth of 10 races that Cup teams will run this tire set-up this season . . . teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Dover . . . 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 Tire Development: "Since we have softened the compound on the tires we bring to Dover last year, we have seen some very competitive racing at the track. These particular tire codes make up the most popular set-up we will bring to the track in 2004. Cup teams have run this set-up seven times already this season, including at Dover in June. Having said that, they should have a very good understanding of how these codes work under race conditions."